Young people with cerebral palsy told us that they would find it useful to have information about cerebral palsy for young people, because they were tired of having to explain themselves all the time. Find out about Scope’s Role Models programme for schools.
Cerebral palsy: the facts
In the UK about 150 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy every month.
People with cerebral palsy have it all their lives as it is caused by injury to the brain.
The brain injury doesn’t get worse but the effects of cerebral palsy may increase with age.
Cerebral palsy affects people differently.
“It’s hard to write and draw as I have difficulty controlling my hands.” Eoin
“Noisy places make thinking harder.” Leo
“My speech can be difficult to understand because the muscles around my throat are affected. But I have plenty to say!” Jabe