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PRESS RELEASE: Rep. Schwiebert raises awareness of National Cerebral Palsy Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 

March 25, 2024

PHOENIX –Urging early detection and diagnoses, Representative Judy Schwiebert today passed a House proclamation honoring National Cerebral Palsy Day. She also announced that Governor Hobbs will light the Executive Tower green tonight in honor of National Cerebral Palsy Day and Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month.

Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in children, impacting 17 million people around the world. With more than a dozen guests from United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona in the gallery, Schwiebert urged parents to pursue early diagnosis. Infants can be diagnosed as early as three months old, and children are on averaged diagnosed by age 2.

"Early detection can impact the trajectory of a life," Schwiebert said. "Early detection leads to early medical management and therapy, which leads to increased acceptance, empowerment and opportunities down the road."

Learn more about cerebral palsy and the work of United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona here.



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