Here's some basic information about cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Stats

  • 20% of children diagnosed with congenital cerebral palsy developed CP due to a brain injury during the birthing process.
  • An estimated 800,000 people have cerebral palsy in US (United Cerebral Palsy)
  • Cerebral palsy is the second most common neurological impairment in childhood.
  • 8,000 - 10,000 babies and infants are diagnosed annually with cerebral palsy.
  • In 2003 dollars, the average lifetime cost of cerebral palsy is an estimated $921,000. This does not include hospital visits, emergency room visits, residential care, and other out of pocket expenses (National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes NINDS).
  • Two-thirds of children with cerebral palsy will be mentally impaired (NINDS)