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American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)

American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) AACPDM’s mission is to provide education for professionals & promote excellence in research & serv

Mission
To provide multidisciplinary scientific education for health professionals and promote excellence in research and services for the benefit of people with and at risk for cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. Vision
AACPDM is a global leader in the multidisciplinary scientific education of health professionals and researchers dedicated to the well being of people with and at risk for cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities.

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This study from the Journal of Clinical Medicine aimed to examine trends in the underlying causes of death (UCOD) among ...
12/27/2022
Underlying Causes of Death among Adults with Cerebral Palsy

This study from the Journal of Clinical Medicine aimed to examine trends in the underlying causes of death (UCOD) among adults with CP in the United States.

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Background: Adults with cerebral palsy (CP) represent a growing population whose healthcare needs are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to examine trends in the underlying causes of death (UCOD) among adults with CP in the United States. Methods: A national cohort was created from the...

Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year from all of us at the AACPDM Executive Office! The Executive Office will be closed...
12/22/2022

Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year from all of us at the AACPDM Executive Office! The Executive Office will be closed on Friday, December 23 and reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

The AACPDM Scientific Program Committee is thrilled to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 77th Annual Meeting held ...
12/21/2022
AACPDM 77th Annual Meeting

The AACPDM Scientific Program Committee is thrilled to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 77th Annual Meeting held September 10-13, 2023, in Chicago, IL. Abstracts will be accepted until January 31, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST.

Visit http://ow.ly/NBOa50LQviB for more meeting information and to submit your abstract today!

1.  Visit ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SITE LINK HERE 2. To create an account and begin building your profile, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Join Now”.  The email and Access Key will be used for future access to this site. This is separate from your login to the AACPDM website. If you ha...

This executive summary from the American Academy of Pediatrics full clinical report, “Providing a Primary Care Medical H...
12/20/2022
Executive Summary: Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children and Youth With Cerebral Palsy

This executive summary from the American Academy of Pediatrics full clinical report, “Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children With Cerebral Palsy,” seeks to provide primary care physicians with guidance to detect CP in children and collaborate with specialists treating patients with CP. It also suggests ways to manage associated medical, developmental, and behavioral problems and provide primary medical care to patients with CP.

Read the full executive summary here:

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common motor disorder of childhood, with prevalence estimates ranging from 1.5 to 4/1000 live births. This executive summary is a companion for the full clinical report “Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children With Cerebral Palsy” and specifically seeks...

Check out the latest podcast, "Infection Prevention during Flu and RSV Surge, Avoiding Physician Burnout." This episode ...
12/19/2022
Infection Prevention during Flu and RSV Surge, Avoiding Physician Burnout – Episode 137

Check out the latest podcast, "Infection Prevention during Flu and RSV Surge, Avoiding Physician Burnout." This episode of the "Pediatrics On Call" podcast highlights infection prevention and control during the current viral surge. It also focuses on physician health and wellness and avoiding burnout.

http://ow.ly/UPqY50LPloU

"Pediatrics On Call" is a free podcast produced by the AAP featuring interviews about new research and hot topics in the field of pediatrics focusing on children’s health.

This episode of the Pediatrics On Call podcast highlights infection prevention and control during the current viral surge. It also focuses on physician health and wellness and avoiding burnout.

Congratulations to the 2022 AACPDM grant recipients! All grant recipients were acknowledged at the 76th Annual Meeting i...
12/16/2022

Congratulations to the 2022 AACPDM grant recipients! All grant recipients were acknowledged at the 76th Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.

More information about AACPDM grants can be found here http://ow.ly/lHEK50LSGWQ.

AACPDM would like to acknowledge the 2022 scholarship recipients. Congratulations!Visit http://ow.ly/8J4O50LSGHN for mor...
12/15/2022

AACPDM would like to acknowledge the 2022 scholarship recipients. Congratulations!

Visit http://ow.ly/8J4O50LSGHN for more information about AACPDM scholarship opportunities.

AACPDM is proud to share the updated Strategic Plan that outlines how the Academy seeks to live out its Mission and Visi...
12/14/2022

AACPDM is proud to share the updated Strategic Plan that outlines how the Academy seeks to live out its Mission and Vision in all of its programs, events, outreach, and practice.

The new interactive graphic is available here: http://ow.ly/UiUf50LPf2B

Looking for ways to get involved with AACPDM? Visit www.aacpdm.org to learn more!

AACPDM is proud to highlight all of the 2022 Award Winners! Each award was presented at the 76th Annual Meeting in Septe...
12/14/2022

AACPDM is proud to highlight all of the 2022 Award Winners! Each award was presented at the 76th Annual Meeting in September. Congratulations!

12/13/2022
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine eCourses

Want to better support children & young people with disabilities to participate in sports? The AACPDM e-course, “Sports for Children with Disabilities,” brings together up-to-date research, real-world case studies & practical advice to support your professional development.

Sign up today!

“Sports for Children with Disabilities, an AACPDM e-course”, will prepare you to work with children and young people who wish to participate in sport, from entry-level recreational participation, to elite competition. This e-course will use the SPORTS participation framework for children with di...

If you are looking for an excellent gift for someone with cerebral palsy or a related disability, Cerebral Palsy Foundat...
12/12/2022
2022 Accessible Gift Guide - Cerebral Palsy Foundation

If you are looking for an excellent gift for someone with cerebral palsy or a related disability, Cerebral Palsy Foundation has you covered with this 2022 Holiday Gift Guide.

From our CPF family to yours, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!   If you are looking for a great gift for someone with cerebral palsy or a related disability, we’ve got you covered with our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide. We’ve spent weeks picking …

In this edition of the Pedal with Pete Foundation Research Grant Success Series, AACPDM would like to congratulate Drs. ...
12/09/2022

In this edition of the Pedal with Pete Foundation Research Grant Success Series, AACPDM would like to congratulate Drs. Scher, Swarup, and Dodwell on their research findings from "The Effects of Intravenous e-Aminocaproic Acid on Blood Loss and Transfusion Requirements after Bilateral Varus Rotational Osteotomy (VRO): A Prospective, Double-blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial" study.

Visit https://pedalwithpete.org/all-grants/grant-2015/ to view the study and visit https://www.aacpdm.org/professional-opportunities/grants to find out more about research grant opportunities.

There is still time to register for the "Transatlantic Orthopedic Surgery Webinar: Treatment of Crouch Gait" held virtua...
12/08/2022
IV TRANSATLANTIC ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY WEBINAR TREATMENT OF CROUCH GAIT

There is still time to register for the "Transatlantic Orthopedic Surgery Webinar: Treatment of Crouch Gait" held virtually on December 12, 2022.

This webinar will cover the broad spectrum of surgical techniques used to correct the crouch gait in patients with cerebral palsy. The surgeries will be shown and commented on simultaneously by a group of experts in the field of neuroorthopedics sitting in one studio.

Visit http://ow.ly/2vjY50Lv0fg for more information and to register today!

This study aims to provide an understanding of the profile and characteristics of neurological disorders in children tha...
12/06/2022
Clinical Profile of Pediatric Neurology Disorders: A Study From a Semi-Urban Medical College in Northwestern India

This study aims to provide an understanding of the profile and characteristics of neurological disorders in children that will aid in the development and implementation of preventive healthcare strategies.

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Introduction: Neurological disorders are characterized by dysfunction in any part of the nervous system and are a major cause of disability among children and adolescents in developing countries, just as it is in India. There is a lack of information on the prevalence of neurological disorders in de...

The American Academy of Pediatrics and AACPDM provide updated guidance for physicians within a clinical report, “Providi...
12/05/2022
Executive Summary: Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children and Youth With Cerebral Palsy

The American Academy of Pediatrics and AACPDM provide updated guidance for physicians within a clinical report, “Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy.”

The clinical report and an accompanying executive summary detail the definition, manifestations, and management of cerebral palsy. Both reports are published in the December 2022 Pediatrics and can be viewed below.

http://ow.ly/vK7P50LMlVH

http://ow.ly/i2q050LMlVK

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common motor disorder of childhood, with prevalence estimates ranging from 1.5 to 4/1000 live births. This executive summary is a companion for the full clinical report “Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children With Cerebral Palsy” and specifically seeks...

AACPDM would like to announce a great educational opportunity, "Hands-On Cadaver Course: Management of Lower Extremity D...
12/01/2022

AACPDM would like to announce a great educational opportunity, "Hands-On Cadaver Course: Management of Lower Extremity Deformities in Cerebral Palsy," happening January 19-21, 2023.

Visit http://ow.ly/6XI850Lz4It for more information and to register for the event!

The AACPDM Scientific Program Committee is thrilled to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 77th Annual Meeting held ...
11/30/2022
AACPDM 77th Annual Meeting

The AACPDM Scientific Program Committee is thrilled to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 77th Annual Meeting held September 10-13, 2023, in Chicago, IL. Abstracts will be accepted until January 31, 2023, at 11:59 pm EST.

Visit http://ow.ly/NBOa50LQviB for more meeting information and to submit your abstract today!

1.  Visit ABSTRACT SUBMISSION SITE LINK HERE 2. To create an account and begin building your profile, scroll to the bottom of the page and select “Join Now”.  The email and Access Key will be used for future access to this site. This is separate from your login to the AACPDM website. If you ha...

Since 1946, the AACPDM has strived to advance the health and well-being of all individuals with cerebral palsy and other...
11/29/2022
AACPDM - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Since 1946, the AACPDM has strived to advance the health and well-being of all individuals with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. The Academy has realized this vision through its members' and donors' generous donations and contributions.

Are you looking for a way to support AACPDM this ? Visit https://www.aacpdm.org/get-involved/support-aacpdm to learn about how you can support the AACPDM.

The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) looks forward to our 76th Annual Meeting! After a 3 year hiatus, the AACPDM and Scientific Program Committee are working hard to develop a special and exciting academic and social program to welcome back friends and colleagu...

Only one week to go before we dive in (literally) to the “Sports for Children with Disabilities” e-course. Join us to ex...
11/28/2022

Only one week to go before we dive in (literally) to the “Sports for Children with Disabilities” e-course. Join us to explore real-world case studies & learn how the most recent evidence can be applied to your practice for children at all levels.

Visit http://ow.ly/iZgu50LyFwb to sign up today!

Did you know your holiday shopping can benefit AACPDM?Set up an AmazonSmile account, select AACPDM as your desired chari...
11/25/2022
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Set up an AmazonSmile account, select AACPDM as your desired charity and start making a difference today. A percentage of your purchases will go directly to AACPDM at no additional cost to you. It's that easy!

Visit http://ow.ly/O2VR50LMmOU to start making a difference today!

Learn more about way you can support AACPDM by visiting https://www.aacpdm.org/get-involved/support-aacpdm

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The AACPDM Executive office will be closed on November 24-25, 2022, in observance of Thanksgiving. Please email info@aac...
11/24/2022

The AACPDM Executive office will be closed on November 24-25, 2022, in observance of Thanksgiving. Please email [email protected] with any immediate questions or concerns.

The American Academy of Pediatrics and AACPDM provide updated guidance for physicians within a clinical report, “Providi...
11/23/2022
Executive Summary: Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children and Youth With Cerebral Palsy

The American Academy of Pediatrics and AACPDM provide updated guidance for physicians within a clinical report, “Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy.”

The clinical report and an accompanying executive summary detail the definition, manifestations, and management of cerebral palsy. Both reports are published in the December 2022 Pediatrics and can be viewed below.

http://ow.ly/vK7P50LMlVH

http://ow.ly/i2q050LMlVK

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common motor disorder of childhood, with prevalence estimates ranging from 1.5 to 4/1000 live births. This executive summary is a companion for the full clinical report “Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children With Cerebral Palsy” and specifically seeks...

The AACPDM Fall 2022 eCourse, “Sports for Children with Disabilities” brings together up-to-date research, evidence unde...
11/17/2022
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine eCourses

The AACPDM Fall 2022 eCourse, “Sports for Children with Disabilities” brings together up-to-date research, evidence underpinning assessment & successful interventions presented in real-world case studies & practical advice to support your professional development.

Visit https://ecourses.aacpdm.org/ for more information. Registration begins November 29, 2022!

“Sports for Children with Disabilities, an AACPDM e-course”, will prepare you to work with children and young people who wish to participate in sport, from entry-level recreational participation, to elite competition. This e-course will use the SPORTS participation framework for children with di...

AACPDM is excited to share the Fall 2022 AACPDM eNewsletter! This month's issue includes a recap of the 76th Annual Meet...
11/16/2022

AACPDM is excited to share the Fall 2022 AACPDM eNewsletter!

This month's issue includes a recap of the 76th Annual Meeting, a Past President's reflection article, and a message from the new AACPDM President, Lesley Pritchard, PT, PhD.

Visit http://ow.ly/e2nZ50LEYFv to read the full newsletter.

The purpose of this study was to develop consensus for the surgical indications of anterior distal femur hemiepiphysiode...
11/16/2022
Anterior distal femoral hemiepiphysiodesis in children with cerebral palsy: Establishing surgical indications and techniques using the modified Delphi method and literature review

The purpose of this study was to develop consensus for the surgical indications of anterior distal femur hemiepiphysiodesis in children with cerebral palsy using expert surgeon opinion through a modified Delphi technique.

Visit http://ow.ly/swZc50LlXWH to view the full study.

The purpose of this study was to develop consensus for the surgical indications of anterior distal femur hemiepiphysiodesis in children with cerebral palsy using expert surgeon opinion through a modified Delphi technique.The panel used a 5-level Likert-type ...

There is still time to register for the virtual educational symposium, "Real-World Experience with a Cerebral Palsy Gene...
11/15/2022
AACPDM - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

There is still time to register for the virtual educational symposium, "Real-World Experience with a Cerebral Palsy Genetic Testing Program," today, November 15, at 6:00 pm CST via Zoom.

Visit http://ow.ly/XsLN50LEVog for more information and to register.

Join expert AACPDM faculty for the virtual symposium that will provide an overview of the PTC PinpointTM CP Spectrum program as well as explore case studies of patients who had an underlying genetic etiology identified using the PTC PinpointTM CP Spectrum Program gene panel and discuss their outcomes.

The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) looks forward to our 76th Annual Meeting! After a 3 year hiatus, the AACPDM and Scientific Program Committee are working hard to develop a special and exciting academic and social program to welcome back friends and colleagu...

AACPDM would like to announce the upcoming "Transatlantic Orthopedic Surgery Webinar: Treatment of Crouch Gait" held vir...
11/15/2022

AACPDM would like to announce the upcoming "Transatlantic Orthopedic Surgery Webinar: Treatment of Crouch Gait" held virtually on December 12, 2022.

This webinar will cover the broad spectrum of surgical techniques used to correct the crouch gait in patients with cerebral palsy. The surgeries will be shown and commented on simultaneously by a group of experts in the field of neuroorthopedics sitting in one studio.

Visit http://ow.ly/2vjY50Lv0fg for more information and to register today!

Cerebral palsy (CP) and spina bifida (SB) are pediatric-onset disabilities. Adults living with CP/SB are in a greater ne...
11/14/2022
Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Use of Preventive Services Among Privately Insured Adults With a Pediatric-Onset Disability

Cerebral palsy (CP) and spina bifida (SB) are pediatric-onset disabilities. Adults living with CP/SB are in a greater need of preventive care than the general population due to their increased risk for chronic diseases. The objective of this study was to compare White/Black and White/Hispanic inequities in the use of preventive services.

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PURPOSE Cerebral palsy (CP) and spina bifida (SB) are pediatric-onset disabilities. Adults living with CP/SB are in a greater need of preventive care than the general population due to their increased risk for chronic diseases. Our objective was to compare White/Black and White/Hispanic inequities i...

In this edition of the Pedal with Pete Foundation Research Grant Success Series, AACPDM would like to congratulate Drs. ...
11/11/2022

In this edition of the Pedal with Pete Foundation Research Grant Success Series, AACPDM would like to congratulate Drs. Heathcock, Mazzarella, and Xueliang on their research findings from the "Upper Extremity Function, Activity, Participation and Engagement before and after Hippotherapy in Children with Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder and Cerebral Palsy" study.

Visit http://ow.ly/YEBh50LlXQ3 to view the study and visit http://ow.ly/byn450LlXQ4 to find out more about research grant opportunities.

The purpose of this study was for an international panel of experts to use the Delphi method to establish consensus indi...
11/09/2022
Finding consensus for hamstring surgery in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy using the Delphi method

The purpose of this study was for an international panel of experts to use the Delphi method to establish consensus indications for hamstring surgery in ambulatory children with cerebral palsy.

Read the full study:

There is marked variation in indications and techniques for hamstring surgery in children with cerebral palsy. There is particular uncertainty regarding the indications for hamstring transfer compared to traditional hamstring lengthening. The purpose ...

AACPDM's LifeSpan Care Committee is pleased to announce the addition of two new journal entries. Visit http://ow.ly/j7ix...
11/08/2022
AACPDM - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

AACPDM's LifeSpan Care Committee is pleased to announce the addition of two new journal entries. Visit http://ow.ly/j7ix50LlZR8 to view new and previous reviews.

And visit http://ow.ly/X5XB50LlZSk to learn more about the work of the LifeSpan Care Committee.

The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) looks forward to our 76th Annual Meeting! After a 3 year hiatus, the AACPDM and Scientific Program Committee are working hard to develop a special and exciting academic and social program to welcome back friends and colleagu...

Please join AACPDM expert faculty for a virtual educational symposium, "Real-World Experience with a Cerebral Palsy Gene...
11/07/2022
AACPDM - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Please join AACPDM expert faculty for a virtual educational symposium, "Real-World Experience with a Cerebral Palsy Genetic Testing Program," on Tuesday, November 15, at 6:00 pm CST via Zoom.

The symposium will provide an overview of the PTC PinpointTM CP Spectrum program as well as explore case studies of patients who had an underlying genetic etiology identified using the PTC PinpointTM CP Spectrum Program gene panel and discuss their outcomes.

More information can be found here: http://ow.ly/VCSf50LuZkI
Register today to reserve your spot!

The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) looks forward to our 76th Annual Meeting! After a 3 year hiatus, the AACPDM and Scientific Program Committee are working hard to develop a special and exciting academic and social program to welcome back friends and colleagu...

The new FREE Pathways.org App helps parents track their baby's development. The App allows for the creation of a profile...
11/03/2022

The new FREE Pathways.org App helps parents track their baby's development. The App allows for the creation of a profile focusing on milestones and abilities, and it accounts for prematurity to ensure the milestone tracking is accurate.
This App and other Pathways.org resources are validated by findings from the American Academy of Pediatrics and are developed with and approved by expert pediatric physical and occupational therapists and speech pathologists.
Visit https://pathways.org/ for more resources to pass on to your patients.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of several methods of postoperative immobilization and to determin...
11/02/2022
Evaluating Postoperative Immobilization Following Hip Reconstruction in Children With Cerebral Palsy

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of several methods of postoperative immobilization and to determine which postoperative immobilization technique has the fewest complications.

Read the full study:

Objectives Currently, there is no standardized protocol for postoperative immobilization techniques in patients with cerebral palsy undergoing hip reconstructive procedures. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of several methods of postoperative immobilization and to determine whic...

Check out the latest "Pediatrics On Call" podcast from the AAP, with Dawn Nolt, MD, MPH, FAAP, explaining the revised cl...
11/01/2022
Head Lice, Football-associated Brain Injuries – Episode 133

Check out the latest "Pediatrics On Call" podcast from the AAP, with Dawn Nolt, MD, MPH, FAAP, explaining the revised clinical report on head lice and how pediatricians can destigmatize infestations.

This episode of the Pediatrics On Call podcast focuses on a revised clinical report about head lice. It also explains the impact football has on adolescent brains.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and NICHD are hosting a virtual workshop on November...
10/28/2022
Challenges in Pediatric Neuroscience Research Webinar Series: NINDS Common Data Elements (CDE) | National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and NICHD are hosting a virtual workshop on November 3, 2022. This event is the sixth in a series and provides an overview of issues that clinical researchers face today. Future webinars will feature guest speakers covering specific challenges and how NINDS programs strategically address them.

Visit http://ow.ly/1Sqx50LlZfz for more information about this webinar and register today!

In this episode of our ongoing series, we will be speaking with Dr. Carolina Mendoza-Puccini from NINDS about the NINDS Common Data Elements (CDEs). Investigators are just now starting to learn how to incorporate CDEs into their studies and some are even performing meta-studies that use CDEs. Please...

Cerebral Palsy is the most common pediatric motor disability with multiple symptoms and etiologies. This study explored ...
10/26/2022
A pilot study combining noninvasive spinal neuromodulation and activity-based neurorehabilitation therapy in children with cerebral palsy - Nature Communications

Cerebral Palsy is the most common pediatric motor disability with multiple symptoms and etiologies. This study explored whether an intervention combining non-invasive spinal neuromodulation during an activity-based neurorehabilitation therapy can improve voluntary sensory-motor function captured via the Gross Motor Function Measure scores.

Read the full study:

Here the authors report a single arm pilot trial to investigate combined spinal neuromodulation and activity-based neurorehabilitation therapy on voluntary sensory-motor function in children with cerebral palsy.

Attendees of the  76th Annual Meeting, the meeting Certification Portal is now live! Visit http://ow.ly/Uay350L9qWj to l...
10/25/2022
AACPDM - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Attendees of the 76th Annual Meeting, the meeting Certification Portal is now live!

Visit http://ow.ly/Uay350L9qWj to log in with your last name and unique ID and submit your meeting evaluation to claim your certificate of attendance and credits.

Visit http://ow.ly/Yurc50L9qWq for more detailed instructions.

The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) looks forward to our 76th Annual Meeting! After a 3 year hiatus, the AACPDM and Scientific Program Committee are working hard to develop a special and exciting academic and social program to welcome back friends and colleagu...

Thinking of making a career move? AACPDM offers a full list of available positions in a variety of medical fields and lo...
10/20/2022

Thinking of making a career move? AACPDM offers a full list of available positions in a variety of medical fields and locations.

Visit http://ow.ly/wr9750JMNQ7 to start your search today!

Looking for a place to post your job opportunity? AACPDM can help get the word out. Visit http://ow.ly/82it50JMNQ2 for more information.

AACPDM Members: Have you logged in to your AACPDM Member Profile to ensure all of your information and communication pre...
10/18/2022
AACPDM - American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

AACPDM Members: Have you logged in to your AACPDM Member Profile to ensure all of your information and communication preferences are up-to-date?

Visit http://ow.ly/z3oL50Kpo3b to view your Member Dashboard.

Please consider adding your specialty information to the "Find a Medical Professional Listing" tab, which will be accessible to the public through the "Find a Professional Link" on the AACPDM website.

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The February Reviews for the Adaptive Sports Journal Digest have been added to the AACPDM website. Review the latest additions here: https://www.aacpdm.org/publications/adapted-sports-journal-digest/february-2022-reviews
Good morning! This week let's strive to be better.

Happy ! Throughout the month we will share a fact about cerebral palsy and provide links to various online resources. Feel free to comment below with your favorite CP online resource.
Hot off the press! The quarterly AACPDM eNewsletter has been published online and can be viewed here: https://www.aacpdm.org/enewsletter/2022/02/
Here is an interesting article that explores birth outcomes among women with congenital neuromuscular disabilities. Click the link to read the full article. http://ow.ly/li5W50I4ykV
Learn about the court case Payan v. Los Angeles Community College District. Several blind students sued the LACCD to get accessible written materials in classes.

Link to information from AHEAD: https://www.ahead.org/events-programming/webinars/jan-31-webinar

Link to further explanation of the case: https://dredf.org/2021/12/16/payan-v-laccd-explainer/

Link to the petition: https://form.jotform.com/220128109863150
Thinking about joining AACPDM? Learn how Emily Goodwin, MD, FAAP | Pediatrician went from a first-time Annual Meeting attendee to a long-time leader and AACPDM Committee Chair.
https://www.aacpdm.org/membership/testimonials

And for information about Membership benefits visit www.aacpdm.org.
This week's video from the AACPDM Community Council Community Forum focuses on Robotics and Advanced Rehabilitation Technology with a specific emphasis on virtual reality, robotic walkers and early powered mobility. Check out the video and join the conversation, comment below with your thoughts and questions!
Part of building awareness is sharing content, research, and support systems so to kick off , here is a list of AACPDM recommended websites for those who work with health, wellness and service towards those with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities.
https://www.aacpdm.org/resources
Happy National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month!
Show your support throughout the month by sharing a photo of you and your green CP Awareness ribbon and using the hashtags and or by tagging American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)

For more information about the work of AACPDM and our committees please visit www.aacpdm.org
Get Involved! The AACPDM Community Council helps to create greater opportunities for collaboration for the health, wellness and service towards those with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities.

Visit: http://ow.ly/LB3r50HYOKH to find ways to get involved, apply for membership, or find valuable resources.
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