Lighting up the library for World Cerebral Palsy Day

Sunday 6 October 2019

On Sunday 6 October 2019 the facade of the Library of Birmingham will be lit up green in support of World Cerebral Palsy Day.

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Working together NICE (Centre for Movement Disorders UK) and Cerebral Palsy Midlands, two Birmingham Charities specific to the condition CP, are joining the global campaign for World CP Day.

Six key areas for change
Six key areas are critical to collective success.
Public awareness
Putting an end to ignorance and the stigma it can create, by building a true understanding of what CP is (and is not). The objective is nothing less than to create cultural change so that everyone in a society embraces people with CP as brothers, sisters and full citizens.
Civil rights
Ensuring that government officials at the local, regional and national level will move beyond passing proclamations, and take concrete action to guarantee that our basic rights, our full citizenship and our individual opportunities are real and cannot be taken away.
Medical/Therapeutic
The very best information for the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of CP so doctors and therapists can make better decisions earlier in the process and provide everyone with CP the best possible assistance in living the fullest possible life.
Quality of life
The most useful advice, support and inspiration for our community, our families and others who help us. Not just to help each of us ‘survive’ the challenges, but to ensure we all thrive and can find enjoyment and fulfilment in life.
Education
Helping all educators create an experience that will encourage the broader community to embrace people with CP, and provide an education to members of the CP community that is equal to that of every other citizen of the societies in which we live.
Contribution
Each of us has a unique ability to contribute economically, artistically, socially and/or politically. Not being able to make that contribution is not just a matter of personal loss, it is a matter of robbing our entire society and culture of something that is essential to its ability to flourish.

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Article posted 3 October 2019

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