All around the world, people and communities have had to adapt to big changes caused by COVID-19.

People with cerebral palsy have mastered dealing with change, breaking down barriers, and coming up with creative solutions their whole lives.

World Cerebral Palsy Day (WCP) is a global movement of people with Cerebral Palsy and their families and organisatisations – like the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation – that supports them and shares the vision to ensure that children and adults with Cerebral Palsy (CP) have the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else in our society.

This World Cerebral Palsy Day on 6 October, ‘Make Your Mark is a way for us all to show how we adapt and innovate every day.

On this day, WCP encourages you to visit Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and share:

  • Your achievements
  • Solutions you’ve discovered
  • Changes you’re advocating for

And remember to tag @worldcpday and use the hashtags #WorldCPDay and #CPMakeYourMark


MAKING AN IMPACT – HELPING TO ADVANCE CEREBRAL PALSY RESEARCH

At the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation, we’re dedicated to enriching the lives of  children through research.

That’s why in 2016, we helped establish the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability.

Today, inaugural Chair, Professor Jozef Gécz, leads a comprehensive multi-disciplinary research program that works in collaboration with the researchers of South Australia, Australia and the world to better understand more about the genetic basis of early childhood learning and movement disabilities, intellectual disabilities, early onset epilepsies, autism and more recently, cerebral palsy.

Jozef is a global leader in the genetics and biology of childhood onset neurodevelopment disability, South Australia’s 2019 Scientist of the Year and Head of the Neurogenetics Research Program at The University of Adelaide.

Discover more about the research funded by the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation through the Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability. 

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