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What Is Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

Cerebral Palsy affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture and balance.

Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in childhood - it affects 1 in every 320 babies born in the United States.

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Meet Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation was proudly established in the United States in 2015 to fund the world's best research to treat, prevent and ultimately find a cure for cerebral palsy. 

As a "friends of" organization to Cerebral Palsy Alliance, we draw upon the experience and reputation of the world's most effective and respected cerebral palsy organization. We are dedicated to accelerating research into the cure, prevention and management of cerebral palsy by funding the most promising research projects in the United States and around the world and supporting the best and brightest researchers as they take the next quantum leap in cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation is forging new ground in collaborative research projects, connecting a network of global research initiatives to create and continue to grow the world's largest cerebral palsy registers and data pools and lead the way towards a cure.

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