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Welcome to the UC Davis MIND Institute and Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (CEDD) resource page for Cerebral Palsy

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and to maintain balance and posture.  It is due to a nonprogressive brain abnormality, which means that it does not get worse over time, though the exact symptoms can change over a person's lifetime.

People with cerebral palsy have damage to the part of the brain that controls muscle tone.  Muscle tone is the amount of resistance to movement in a muscle.  It is what lets you keep your body in a certain posture or position. 


 

 

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