CP NOW merges with the Cerebral Palsy Research Network

Our Mission

To optimize the lifelong health, wellness and inclusion of people with cerebral palsy and their families.

We will accomplish this by creating educational resources, hosting wellness campaigns/activities and funding promising research focused on addressing the diversity of symptoms and conditions related to having cerebral palsy. Together with the CP community and our professional partners, we will work to advance neurorecovery, wellness and ongoing support for individuals and their families.

CP Tool Kit


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Wellbeing for Parents and Caregivers


A resource for parents and caregivers who are raising a child, adolescent or young adult with cerebral palsy or another disability. Download Now

CPNOW A Brief history and overview

This is a 3 minute video introducing CP NOW and its Founder and President Michele Shusterman.


  • Advocacy for Cerebral Palsy-An interview with Rifton Co.
    Recently, Rifton Company interviewed Michele Shusterman, mother of Maya and founder/president of CP NOW, about the state of support, research and advocacy efforts for cerebral palsy. https://www.rifton.com/adaptive-mobility-blog/blog-posts/2018/june/advocacy-for-cerebral-palsy
  • What research do people with CP care about?
    CP NOW hosts Research CP and finds out!
    We are thrilled to announce that Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, a peer reviewed medical journal, has published the results of our Research CP program. Research CP was made possible by an award CP NOW received from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and it allowed us to host a community program to develop a patient/consumer centered list of research priorities for people with CP. With this program we are on our way to changing the course of CP research to match the priorities of individuals with CP and their families. The publication is available to read here: Research CP
  • US health agencies will partner with CP NOW to further inform strategic direction of CP research
    We are thrilled to share that the Directors from two agencies of the National Institutes of Health (NINDS and NICHD) have included CP NOW as part of their debrief on the strategic plan for CP research. We will partner together to better inform their requests for CP research applications from the scientific community based on our efforts through the Research CP workshop held earlier this year. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/News-Events/Directors-Messages/All-Directors-Messages/NINDS-and-NICHD-release-final-Strategic-Plan


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