March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month! Cerebral Palsy awareness month was created by nonprofit Reaching For The Stars (RFTS). It began as a way to bring attention to the fact there was little to no research for cerebral palsy, despite CP being the most common motor disability in children. It has since evolved into a major awareness and advocacy event.
This year, RFTS merged with the Cerebral Palsy Foundation and together they’ve teamed up to make an even greater impact for CP Awareness Month. Their campaign GoGreen4CP.org is all about going green, celebrating the top influencers in the community, and taking an action to change attitudes towards people with CP. The website gives you direct action to take and educates people about CP and how to change perspectives.
March is also Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Every year, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) partners with Association for University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to create a campaign that highlights the ways in which people with and without disabilities come together to form strong, diverse communities.
The campaign seeks to raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all areas of community life. It aims to bring awareness to the barriers that people with disabilities still sometimes face in connecting to the communities in which they live.
United Cerebral Palsy of South Carolina is proud to support this annual awareness effort as we continue our work to positively impact a Life Without Limits for people with disabilities. Learn more about #CPawareness and #DDawarenessmonth2020 by following our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.