Welcome to Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a physical disability that affects millions of people around the world. People with Cerebral Palsy are not mentally retarded or stupid and they should not be treated like they are. Just because someone has a physical disability does not make them retarded. I think we need to stop calling disabled people special needs. There is nothing special about the needs of me and other people who are disabled. Until special needs is dropped, children and adults with disabilities will continue to be excluded from society.