World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023: Date, Facts, Significance, History

Every year, the world celebrates cerebral palsy day on 6th of October. The day was established by Cerebral Palsy Alliance to invite everyone to come together to find more accessible technology solution for this condition.

World Cerebral Palsy Day also aims to create a world in which people with cerebral palsy enjoy the same rights and access of opportunities as anyone else. First observed in 2012, the World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 will mark the 11th anniversary of celebration.

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 Date

Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for World Cerebral Palsy Day for the next 5 years.

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023October 6, 2023Friday
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2024October 6, 2024Sunday
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2025October 6, 2025Monday
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2026October 6, 2026Tuesday
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2027October 6, 2027Wednesday

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 Overview

EventWorld Cerebral Palsy Day 2023
DateOctober 6, 2023
Declared byCerebral Palsy Alliance
Observed byWorldwide
Purpose of celebrationTo create a world in which people with cerebral palsy enjoy the same rights and opportunities as others.

About Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a type of deformity caused due to abnormal brain development, often before birth. It causes motor disability in children as a result of stiffness, weakness and tremors in muscles. Cerebral palsy is the most common type of physical disability in children and its effects are permanent.

There is treatment available for sure, but it can only help with the condition and not cure it.

Lesser-known facts about Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is not much of a disease and is rather a condition that prohibits the motor development in children. More than 17 million people in the world suffer from this disability. There are certain facts that you might not know about this condition which we have provided below.

  1. Cerebral Palsy is the most common type of childhood motor disability.
  2. 1 in 4 children with cerebral palsy cannot talk or walk or have epilepsy while 1 in 2 have an intellectual disability.
  3. The cerebral palsy condition develops only in a child. An adult cannot get cerebral palsy.
  4. By nature, cerebral palsy is not hereditary.
  5. No known cure has yet been developed to cure cerebral palsy disability.
  6. Cerebral palsy is a life-long physical disability.
  7. People with cerebral palsy are likely to develop other impairments in addition to motor disability.
  8. Cerebral Palsy is more common in boys than in girls.

Significance of World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023

Millions of people in the world are affected by cerebral palsy and there is no cure available for this condition. However, there are multiple organizations that work devotedly for finding ways to make life easier for people suffering with it.

World Cerebral Palsy Day will provide an opportunity for everyone to come together with their ideas and find more ways to help those who are suffering from this disability. By working together improved diagnosis and treatment, better quality of life, educational opportunities, can be developed.

History of World Cerebral Palsy Day Celebration

The World Cerebral Palsy Day was created by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance in 2012 with the aim to draw a worldwide attention towards cerebral palsy and find together the ways to help this condition.

October 6 was chosen as the day of observation and the first World Cerebral Palsy Day celebrated on 6 October 2012.

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 Celebration

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 will be observed on 6 October with great zeal among the people. There are numerous ways to observe this day. You can submit your idea for fight with cerebral palsy and also post it out on social media with hashtags #WorldCPDay #MillionsOfReasons.

Not only your idea can be helpful for those suffering with cerebral palsy, you can also win $5,000 USD if your idea is shortlisted by World Cerebral Palsy Day. Encourage your friends to participate in the campaign too and share their ideas with @worldcpday. You can also vote for ideas between 29 September – 6 October 2023.

World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023 Campaign

Every year, the World Cerebral Palsy is celebrated with a campaign that supports the purpose of celebration. Last year, the campaign will be 2022 Millions Of Reasons Campaign. Millions of individuals with creative ideas means there will be millions of ways to create better and more accessible technology solutions.

The campaign also welcomes non-profit organization partners to join the campaign and make the world a better place for children and adults with cerebral palsy, and their families.


When will we celebrate World Cerebral Palsy Day 2023?

6 October 2023

What are the 4 types of cerebral palsy?

Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy, Ataxic Cerebral Palsy and Mixed Cerebral Palsy

Is it possible to overcome from cerebral palsy?

No but one can manage to walk and stand with the help of physical aid.

What is cerebral palsy Awareness Month?


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  1. physio nazmul

    need to go
    over my disability….

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