Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day -- March 25, 2008

March 2008
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;3/28/2008, Vol. 57 Issue 12, p319
The article offers information on the second annual Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day hosted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 25, 2008. It is stated that cerebral palsy (CP), which affects an estimated 3.6 per 1,000 school-age children in the U.S., is the most common cause of motor disability among children. According to the article, understanding the magnitude and characteristics of CP is important to create policies and programs for affected children and their families.


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