Cerebral palsy is caused by a brain injury that occurs before birth or early afterwards.

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What are the symptoms?

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance advises that babies are often diagnosed with cerebral palsy when their parents notice they are delayed or fail in reaching milestones like sitting, crawling and walking.

According to the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, symptoms can range from a weakness in one hand ormuscle spasms to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement.

People who have cerebral palsy may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy and intellectual impairments.

It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time.

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