March 14, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 46 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
SENATE RESOLUTION 113--DESIGNATING MARCH 25, 2019, AS ``NATIONAL CEREBRAL PALSY AWARENESS DAY''; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 46
(Senate - March 14, 2019)
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[Pages S1907-S1908] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 113--DESIGNATING MARCH 25, 2019, AS ``NATIONAL CEREBRAL PALSY AWARENESS DAY'' Mr. ISAKSON (for himself, Mr. Casey, and Ms. Hassan) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to: S. Res. 113 Whereas a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture that are attributed to nonprogressive disturbances that occur in the developing brain is referred to as ``cerebral palsy''; Whereas cerebral palsy, the most common motor disability in children, is caused by damage to 1 or more specific areas of the developing brain, which usually occurs during fetal development before, during, or after birth; Whereas the majority of children who have cerebral palsy are born with cerebral palsy, but cerebral palsy may be undetected for months or years; Whereas 75 percent of individuals with cerebral palsy also have 1 or more developmental disabilities, including epilepsy, intellectual disability, autism, visual impairment, or blindness; Whereas, according to information released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-- (1) the prevalence of cerebral palsy is not changing over time; and (2) an estimated 1 in 323 children has cerebral palsy; Whereas approximately 764,000 individuals in the United States are affected by cerebral palsy; Whereas, although there is no cure for cerebral palsy, treatment often improves the capabilities of a child with cerebral palsy; Whereas scientists and researchers are hopeful for breakthroughs in cerebral palsy research; Whereas researchers across the United States conduct important research projects involving cerebral palsy; and Whereas the Senate can raise awareness of cerebral palsy in the public and the medical community: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the Senate-- (1) designates March 25, 2019, as ``National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day''; and (2) encourages each individual in the United States to become better informed about and aware of cerebral palsy. [[Page S1908]] ____________________