You might be seeing green this month, and it has a lot more to do with health than leprechauns. March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Advocates wear a green cerebral palsy awareness ribbon and use the hashtag #CerebralPalsyCan in their social posts. Show your support by learning more about cerebral palsy.
The most important thing to know about cerebral palsy is that there are several different kinds. You see, it’s caused by damage to developing brains, so the level of disability depends on which part of the brain is injured. About 70% of people living with cerebral palsy developed the condition from prenatal brain trauma.
Below are causes of brain trauma to babies, resulting in cerebral palsy:
Cerebral palsy awareness aims to educate the public on signs of the disease. If your infant child, grandchild, or sibling exhibits any of the following symptoms, schedule an appointment to have them checked out by a physician who specializes in cerebral palsy:
Even if you don’t have cerebral palsy awareness shirts, you can still spread awareness in your community. Try spreading knowledge by:
Nevada Adult Day Healthcare Centers is dedicated to spreading disability awareness every day. Visit our website to find out about our disability care for adults living with cerebral palsy.