Children with cerebral palsy (CP)

DATE: 6 August 2015



Every 15 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy (CP).

The signs of CP can vary from child to child and are not all visible at birth, as this infographic shows.

Key facts

  • CP is the most common disability in childhood
  • 1 in 500 Australian babies are diagnosed with CP
  • 40 percent of children diagnosed with CP are premature​

Technical notes

Yooralla statistics based on Cerebral Palsy Alliance data.


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Phone: 03 9666 4500

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