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Download a text transcript of the About Cerebral Palsy video

Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture.

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ce•re•bral / of the brain
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pal•sy / lack of muscle control

Cerebral palsy is the most common physical
disability in childhood.

34 000 people ARE LIVING WITH CP IN AUSTRALIA

17 million WORLDWIDE

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In Australia there are approximately 34,000 people with cerebral palsy. Worldwide, the incidence of cerebral palsy is 1 in 700 births. There are currently 17 million people in the world who have cerebral palsy.

For most people with cerebral palsy, the cause is unknown. There is no known cure for cerebral palsy.

(Update: 17 Nov 2015)