William Little Foundation

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The William Little Foundation is a medical research charity whose aim is to prevent cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental disorders

William Little Foundation

The William Little Foundation is a medical research charity whose aim is to prevent cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental disorders

Cerebral Palsy

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Cerebral palsy is one of the most severe forms of neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a problem with the brain that happens before, during or soon after birth

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is one of the most severe forms of neurodevelopmental disorder caused by a problem with the brain that happens before, during or soon after birth

Cerebral Palsy Research

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Despite cerebral palsy’s prevalence and immense cost, the UK currently spends less than £5m a year on research – just 0.23% of total medical research spend

Cerebral Palsy Research

Despite cerebral palsy’s prevalence and immense cost, the UK currently spends less than £5m a year on research – just 0.23% of total medical research spend

COVID-19

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Even before the COVID-19 crisis, people with CP and their families led a very difficult life – the pandemic has further exposed the frailty affecting those living with lifelong neurological diseases

COVID-19

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, people with CP and their families led a very difficult life – the pandemic has further exposed the frailty affecting those living with lifelong neurological diseases

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The William Little Foundation is a medical research charity whose aim is to prevent cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is one of the most severe forms of neurodevelopmental disorder. The medical definition of CP is: “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of CP are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cognition, communication, and behaviour, by epilepsy, and by secondary musculoskeletal problems.” [1]

People who have CP are born with the condition, although it can take as long as two years to be diagnosed.

What Does It Mean To Have Cerebral Palsy?

Our Research Into Cerebral Palsy

Globally, CP is believed to affect between 1.5 and 4 in every 1,000 live births, with the developing world suffering the highest incidence. Record-keeping is however inconsistent. Initiatives like the proposed UK national CP register seek to address this by building on the evidence of successful examples across Europe, N America and Australia.

Find out more about CP incidence and the need for a UK CP Register here.

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