To optimize the health, wellness and participation of people with cerebral palsy and their families throughout the lifespan.
We will accomplish this by creating educational resources, initiating wellness campaigns and funding research focused on addressing the early interferences in brain development which can lead to CP. We will also highlight and support research for associated conditions that may interfere with learning or participation in society. Together with cerebral palsy centers, clinicians, researchers, and the CP community, we will work to advance neurorecovery, wellness and lifelong support for people with CP.
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CP Daily Living
Speechless—Premieres on ABCSeptember 21, 2016Maya DiMeo is a mom on a mission who will do anything for her husband Jimmy, her kids Ray, Dylan, and J.J., her eldest son with cerebral palsy. Watch the pilot!
CP Community Forum—Educational WorkshopSeptember 24, 2016, Diplomat Hotel, Hollywood FloridaThe American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) is bringing together medical and research teams to Hollywood, Florida to exchange information on new research and medical advances in cerebral palsy and other childhood on-set disabilities. The Community Forum is co-presented by CP NOW. This is a free event but registration is required. Register Here
World CP DayOctober 5, 2016The World CP Day concept was developed by an international group of 50 cerebral palsy charities called the World Cerebral Palsy Initiative. The project is part of a broader vision to draw attention to, and address, the concerns of people with cerebral palsy and their families, by leveraging the collective and regional experience of members and their organizations. The lead organization for WCPD is Cerebral Palsy Alliance in Australia, with support from Cerebral Palsy Association in Alberta - Canada and UCP in the USA. https://worldcpday.org/
Cerebral Palsy—It begins with an early disturbance in brain development
In September of 2014, Michele Shusterman, Founder of CP NOW, wrote a blog post about changing the way cerebral palsy is described—as an early brain injury or interference. A version was published by Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.
Journal Abstract: “Introducing the term ‘early developmental brain injury/interference’ and a new framework for discussing cerebral palsy”
Podcast discussion about the article with Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology Editors Peter Rosenbaum, MD, FRCPC and Bernard Dan, MD, PhD