World Cerebral Palsy Day 2022: Theme, History & Significance

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2022: Theme, History & Significance – Every year, World Cerebral Palsy Day is observed on October 6 across the globe. The day marks the lives of 17 million people living with Cerebral Palsy, bringing people living with cerebral palsy, their families, allies, supporters and organisations across more than 100 countries together. Cerebral Palsy is a lifelong disability with no known cure.

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2022: Theme

  • The Theme for World Cerebral Palsy Day 2022 is “Millions of Reasons”, highlighting 17 million people all over the world who are suffering from cerebral palsy disorder.

World Cerebral Palsy Day: History

  • In 1810, Dr. William John Little was born and was the first person to study Cerebral Palsy.
  • Harry Jennings created the first modern folding wheelchair in 1932 to improve the lives of those with motor impairments. 
  • the formation of the United Cerebral Palsy Association was held in 1948.
  • In 2012, Cerebral Palsy Alliance instituted World Cerebral Palsy Day on October 6 to ensure that children and adults with cerebral palsy have the same rights, access and opportunities as the rest of the world.

World Cerebral Palsy Day: FAQs

When is World Cerebral Palsy Day celebrated?

World Cerebral Palsy Day is observed on October 6.

What is the theme of World Cerebral Palsy Day in 2022?

The Theme for World Cerebral Palsy Day 2022 is “Millions of Reasons”.

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