World Cerebral Palsy Day - October 6
Thu, Oct 6, 2022

World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Cerebral Palsy Day is celebrated around the world and raises the most important issues for people with cerebral palsy. A dangerous disease creates catastrophic difficulties not only for the patient, but also for the people who surround him. The purpose of the holiday is to inform the population and give families the opportunity to find more effective ways of treatment.


World Cerebral Palsy Day originates from a small campaign with the telling name “Change my world in a minute”. The events were originally held in Australia and throughout the time they tried to reach the global level. Paralysis has affected at least 17 million people around the world, so making their lives more comfortable is the task of every healthy person.

Then research groups from all over the world joined the movement and together created new tools for the struggle. In 2002, a large-scale study was conducted in the United States, which affected the misfortune of each patient. Medicine is still on the way to solving problems, offering new methods and developments.

All this might not have taken place in our time if the English surgeon William Lyttle had not been born in 1810. He was the first to study cerebral palsy and left behind a lot of useful information for doctors. The folding wheelchair for patients was invented in 1932. It was created by engineer Harry Jennings, making a great contribution to improving the lives of people with problems of the musculoskeletal system.

Interesting facts

Did you know that illness

  • does not progress, does not worsen the condition of a person. In some cases there is a noticeable improvement;
  • does not always dictate its own rules: 7 out of 10 people are capable of independent existence;
  • in most cases does not violate intellectual abilities;
  • is not always the result of a medical error;
  • does not affect fertility – women give birth to healthy children, even with complicated forms.

How to celebrate

Give the sick and their families care, attention and help. Become a volunteer – such organizations always need new active people! Learn more about the disease and share the facts with others.

When is World Cerebral Palsy Day in 2022?

World Cerebral Palsy Day is observed on October 6 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 6 2022
Friday October 6 2023
Sunday October 6 2024
Monday October 6 2025
Tuesday October 6 2026

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