Cerebral Palsy (CP) refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement and muscle coordination. More than 17 million people are living with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in the world. In India, the estimated incidence is around 3/1000 live births. CP primarily affects movement, but people with CP may also have visual, learning, hearing, speech, epilepsy, and intellectual impairments, and the impact can range from a weakness in muscles to almost a complete lack of voluntary movement. Rehabilitation of the children with CP aims to reach and maintain optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychological, and social function.
OLS Centre for Special Education for Children with Cerebral Palsy has been providing a pathway for the all-around development of the children in special need by guiding them to stand on their own feet. The CP wing adopts an eclectic approach for special education, capacity building, specific individual interventions, group sessions, extension activities, and ability valorization to enable the children to lead life meaningfully with greater efficacy. The CP wing believes in working towards a teamwork approach with the professionals, parents, and the community at large. This has catered to the development of appropriate services for the children with cerebral palsy, and their parents/caregivers and has helped them achieve higher realms of meaningful survival, self-confidence, self-reliance, skill acquisition, all-around development, and grooming themselves as efficient national and global citizens. The CP Wing has worked towards achieving its mission and vision through various activities: