Cerebral palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is caused by illness or injury to the brain before or during birth, or early in life. Cerebral palsy is not curable and affects different parts of the body.
Key Facts

Lifelong Condition

Cerebral palsy is a lifelong disability and it is not curable. Disability may increase with age, and ageing may occur earlier.

Differences in individuals

Cerebral palsy can affect individuals differently. Each person may experience different challenges and areas of needs in learning, working and activities of daily living.

Not contagious

Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the developing brain, which is not contagious. However, it can be caused by accidents, negligence, infection or abuse.

Treatment is essential

Therapy, assistive technology, medication and surgery are options to maximise the individual's independence and quality of life.

Degrees of disabilities

The degree of an individual’s disabilities ranges from extreme tightness or looseness of the body muscles, improper head, shoulder or hip control to speech impairment.

Not life-threatening

Children diagnosed with cerebral palsy are generally expected to live into adulthood.

Living with Cerebral Palsy

Hear from our children and adults about living with cerebral palsy.


Studying at CPAS

Our students explore their talents and develop their potential with support from our SPED teachers and Allied Health Professionals.

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Assistive Technology

Find out how assistive technology enables children with cerebral palsy to communicate with friends and family.


Sheltered Workshop

Meet our trainees at the Goodwill, Rehabilitation and Occupational Workshop (GROW).

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What is Cerebral Palsy?

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Diagnosis and treatment of Cerebral Palsy

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