Cerebral Palsy in the European Union Association

World CP Day is on 6 October!

The cerebral palsy community comes together to spark the next breakthrough in accessible technology   The organisers of World Cerebral Palsy Day on 6 October 2022 have launched a campaign, ‘Millions of Reasons’, calling on people with cerebral palsy (CP) all over the world to submit their ideas for accessible tech solutions. There are more than 17 million people with cerebral palsy worldwide. The campaign aims to raise awareness about...

CP-ECA at the annual conference of the European Academy of Childhood Disability

Joaquim Alvarelhão and John Coughlan from ICPS/CP-ECA attended the annual conference of the European Academy of Childhood Disability, which took place in Barcelona from 18-21 May 2022. Areas of cooperation between ICPS/CP-ECA and EACD include the participation of users and family members in EACD's work, dialogue on the definition of cerebral palsy, engagement at global level with the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability,...

Rui Coimbras is candidate of CP-ECA for EDF Board of Directors

Rui Coimbras, President of the Federation of Portuguese Cerebral Palsy Associations, is the candidate of CP-ECA for the Board of Directors of the European Disability Forum. Download Rui's candidate profile here: Rui_Coimbras_Candidate. Having been born with cerebral palsy, Rui studied Information Technology in Lisbon before working in both the public and private sectors. He is now an IT Solutions Architect for Softinsa/IBM and, as well as being...

ICPS supports refugees from Ukraine

DCPHelp - the All-Ukrainian Association of Parents of Children with Cerebral Palsy - is working with the International Cerebral Palsy Society and the Cerebral Palsy in the EU Association to provide help and advice to refugees from Ukraine with cerebral palsy. Click Here for More Info. HOTLINE +380 73 200 2004 The hotline is handled by Ruslan VASYUTIN, President of DCPHelp.  

ICPS statement on war in Ukraine

ICPS expresses its solidarity with DCP Help and the whole cerebral palsy community in Ukraine in these dangerous and troubling times. We call on all parties to respect the rights of persons with disabilities and to recognise the devastating impact of armed conflict on the most vulnerable in society. We are working with partners to help the families of children and vulnerable adults with cerebral palsy in Ukraine, including by securing safe...

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