HATTIE YOUNG / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY HATTIE YOUNG / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
A 12-year old girl with cerebral palsy and learning difficulties at a holiday play scheme for handicapped children. The girl is totally dependent on others, here she is being assisted to drink by a voluntary helper. Cerebral palsy is a developmental abnormality of the brain which results in weakness and incoordination of the limbs. Other nervous system disorders, such as hearing defects or epileptic seizures, may also be present. Like many sufferers of cerebral palsy this girl appears older than she is.
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