Monday, March 2, 2015

Yes, cerebral palsy can: the video

"Wow!" said Max. That was his response this weekend when I showed him a new video of people with cerebral palsy discussing—and showing—their abilities. He's in the video, so I'm pretty sure that's one of the reasons he was impressed.

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. In honor of it, My Life Without Limits—part of United Cerebral Palsy—put together a video, #CerebralPalsyCan. Post your own videos on social media with the hashtag #CerebralPalsyCan so they can be shared on March 25, National CP Awareness Day.

"What do you think that video tells you?" I asked the kids.

"That people with cerebral palsy can do lots of stuff!" said Sabrina.



  1. Yes we can. Love this video.

  2. For musicians, I saw one vocalist and that's it. Where are the band geeks and orch dorks with cerebral palsy? Does the uploader have a problem with bands and orchestras? I have no other problems with this video, but, if this video is supposed to be about ability, then it implies that the ability to make music other than singing isn't a real ability. I don't know if it's just hard to find musicians with CP, but that's how it came across to me.

    -An autistic band geek

    1. There probaly werent any sumissons of band/ochestra geeks w/ CP. I do know that Sarah Kate over at Bringing The Sunshine plays the clairnet and has CP. :)

    2. I would still like some band geek representation.

  3. CP can be an SLP and a classically-trainned vocalist. Like me!

  4. Fireman Max looked very happy. This is good b/c people often forget that people with disablities are people too.


Thanks for sharing!