Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 588 issued on March 25, 2004, declaring September 16-22, 2004 and the year after as Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week.
Cerebral Palsy is a non-progressive condition affecting the immature brain characterized by movement, balance, and postural problems. It is the most common disorder that affects children and adults in the world.
The Cerebral Palsy Awareness and Protection Week observance hopes to create an environment that will allow persons with cerebral palsy to enjoy productive lives.
The theme for this year’s celebration is “Make the Rights of Persons with Cerebral Palsy Real: A Decade and Beyond” which emphasizes the significant rights of persons with cerebral palsy of United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Asia and the Pacific in 2013-2022.