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
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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.

The latest issue of the AACPDM newsletter is now available online! Visit https://ow.ly/Fsq950QGeR5 to view the Winter Is...
02/22/2024

The latest issue of the AACPDM newsletter is now available online! Visit https://ow.ly/Fsq950QGeR5 to view the Winter Issue, featuring Committee updates, information about upcoming SIG events, and a new Past President's Reflection article. Previous issues are also available to view.

Save the Date for the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) 78th Annual Meeting taking place October 23-26, 2024, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. This year's theme of "Translating Discovery" places a special emphasis on the journey of discovery from the bench all th...

AACPDM is now accepting applications for 2024 Annual Meeting Scholarships! All AACPDM members in good standing are encou...
02/21/2024

AACPDM is now accepting applications for 2024 Annual Meeting Scholarships! All AACPDM members in good standing are encouraged to apply. Three types of travel scholarships are offered this year: International, Student, and OrthoPediatrics®. Visit https://ow.ly/EzlJ50QG9vK for more information and to apply before April 1, 2024.

Submit your application for the AACPDM 2024 Research Grants today! AACPDM is excited to announce that this year the gran...
02/16/2024

Submit your application for the AACPDM 2024 Research Grants today! AACPDM is excited to announce that this year the grant awards will be up to $30,000.

Visit https://ow.ly/Oolk50QyQoZ for more details and application requirements.

02/16/2024

Today is the deadline to submit an application for the AACPDM Transformative Practice Award, which aims to facilitate the translation of evidence-based clinical management strategies into practice. Visit https://ow.ly/mMMM50QAkri for more information and to submit your application today!

How can we ensure high-quality care for individuals with   and developmental disabilities? Through effective and meaning...
02/15/2024

How can we ensure high-quality care for individuals with and developmental disabilities? Through effective and meaningful education of the next generation of !

Register today for the AACPDM virtual on April 30th to learn more!
https://ow.ly/plLB50QwujT

The AACPDM is like no other professional society. We make up an Academy of over 1,100 health professionals dedicated to ...
02/14/2024

The AACPDM is like no other professional society. We make up an Academy of over 1,100 health professionals dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of all individuals with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities.

Each dollar you donate makes a measurable difference for our Academy. There are several ways you can support the AACPDM! Visit https://ow.ly/jUyL50QwTsE to learn more and to make a donation today!

The AACPDM Lifespan Committee works to promote and share evidence-based information about aging with childhood-onset dis...
02/13/2024

The AACPDM Lifespan Committee works to promote and share evidence-based information about aging with childhood-onset disabilities. One way they do this is through the Lifespan Journal Digest, an online publication that highlights recent literature focusing on lifespan care issues, which include the transition to adult care, aging with a disability, and adult outcomes.

Visit https://ow.ly/czwR50QwOMs for more information!

02/12/2024

The AACPDM Adapted Sports & Recreation is pleased to release four more articles posted to the Adapted Sports Journal Digest. The latest articles address the following topics:

1. Mental health, physical activity, and sports among children with cerebral palsy;
2. Effect of a resistance training program implemented with high levels of effort on physical fitness in people with intellectual disabilities (IDs) living in group homes;
3. A scoping review: carpal tunnel syndrome in athletes who compete in wheelchair sport; and
4. Attitudes and Behaviors of Physical Activity in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Findings from PLAY Questionnaire.

Visit https://www.aacpdm.org/publications/adapted-sports-journal-digest to read the newest articles and all of the past articles.

02/12/2024

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology and the Office of Special Education Programs recently released a guidance document dispelling common misconceptions regarding AT titled, "Myths and Facts Surrounding Assistive Technology Devices and Services."

Visit https://ow.ly/zhOA50QwuLm to view this resource.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released the 2024 National Education Technology Plan...
02/09/2024

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology released the 2024 National Education Technology Plan (NETP). This flagship policy document provides actionable recommendations to address digital use, design, and access divides in education and can be viewed here:

The 2024 NETP frames key divides limiting the potential of educational technology, including: Digital Use, Digital Design, and Digital Access.

The AACPDM Adaptive Sports & Recreation Journal Digest is an online resource designed to offer brief, easy-to-read revie...
02/08/2024

The AACPDM Adaptive Sports & Recreation Journal Digest is an online resource designed to offer brief, easy-to-read reviews of the most recent literature, to help those with developmental disabilities and lived experiences keep up with the latest research in adaptive sports, recreation, and physical activity.

Visit https://ow.ly/zX8b50QwO6U to check out this great resource.

AACPDM is now accepting 2024 Research Grant Applications. A key mission of the Academy is to promote excellence in resea...
02/07/2024

AACPDM is now accepting 2024 Research Grant Applications. A key mission of the Academy is to promote excellence in research for the benefit of persons with cerebral palsy and childhood-onset disabilities.

Visit https://ow.ly/kvQo50QyQiG to learn more and to submit your application today!

Children’s Nebraska at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine is seeking a Division Chief of Pediatric Physical ...
02/07/2024

Children’s Nebraska at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine is seeking a Division Chief of Pediatric Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. This individual will be responsible for implementing the clinical, educational, research, and advocacy goals of the institution.

More information about this position and other available jobs can be found on the AACPDM Job Posting page:
https://ow.ly/GMa950QwNU7

Stay connected with our growing Academy. Renewing your AACPDM membership today guarantees the continuation of the follow...
02/06/2024

Stay connected with our growing Academy. Renewing your AACPDM membership today guarantees the continuation of the following member benefits:

*Member Discounts: Discounts on AACPDM Annual Meeting registration & educational opportunities, including eCourses.

*Grants & Scholarships: As a member in good standing you can apply for annual Grants and Scholarship opportunities.

*Leadership & Community Involvement: Participate in a committee, the Advisor Support Program, or many other leadership opportunities.

*Access to Resources: Access to the official AACPDM journal, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

Visit https://www.aacpdm.org/membership to renew your membership today!

AACPDM would like to share information about an upcoming Webinar featuring leaders from OSERS and OET scheduled for Wedn...
02/05/2024

AACPDM would like to share information about an upcoming Webinar featuring leaders from OSERS and OET scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2024, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. ET. Visit https://ow.ly/IPtM50QwuVC for more information and to reserve your spot today.

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) outlines expectations and best practices for how to promote more inclusive learning experiences for all students, particularly children and youth with disabilities.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology and the Office of Special Education Programs recentl...
02/02/2024

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology and the Office of Special Education Programs recently released a comprehensive guidance package designed to increase understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s (IDEA’s) assistive technology (AT) requirements, dispel common misconceptions regarding AT, and provide examples of the use of AT devices and services for children with disabilities, as well as to highlight the different AT requirements under Part C and Part B of IDEA.

Visit https://sites.ed.gov/idea/idea-files/at-guidance/ for more information.

The Office of Educational Technology and the Office of Special Education Programs released guidance in support of children with disabilities who need assistive technology (AT) devices and services for meaningful access and engagement in education.

Registration is now open for the AACPDM virtual   on April 30, 2024, focused on   and  ! There will be something for eve...
02/01/2024

Registration is now open for the AACPDM virtual on April 30, 2024, focused on and ! There will be something for everyone!
Visit https://ow.ly/5xLk50Qwu8s for more information.

01/31/2024

The deadline to apply for the Transformative Practice Award is approaching. Submit your application online before February 16, 2024. Visit https://ow.ly/q80n50QwuhQ for more information about this award and to apply today!

AACPDM would like to share information about the 10th East European and Mediterranean Cerebral Palsy and Developmental M...
01/26/2024

AACPDM would like to share information about the 10th East European and Mediterranean Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Conference, from June 13-15, 2024, in Tallinn, Estonia.

More information can be found by visiting:

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The 2024 membership renewal for AACPDM is still open! Renew your membership today to stay connected with our growing and...
01/19/2024

The 2024 membership renewal for AACPDM is still open! Renew your membership today to stay connected with our growing and evolving academy.

As a member, you can enjoy reduced registration rates for educational programming, including the Annual Meeting and featured eCourses, including the 2nd Annual Spring Symposium, access to the member's online directory that connects thousands of members worldwide, and the opportunity to apply for member-only research grants and scholarships.

For more information about the many benefits of AACPDM membership and to renew your membership online, visit https://ow.ly/FYaR50Qe77u.

The AACPDM, in collaboration with United Cerebral Palsy, is excited to announce applications for the 2024 Transformative...
01/16/2024

The AACPDM, in collaboration with United Cerebral Palsy, is excited to announce applications for the 2024 Transformative Practice Award are now being accepted!

AACPDM members are encouraged to submit applications for this funding opportunity that aims to facilitate the translation of evidence-based clinical management strategies into practice. Visit https://ow.ly/Tpoj50Qrmab for more information and to apply today.

Applications will be accepted until February 16, 2024.

Save the Date! AACPDM is excited to announce the second annual Spring Symposium held on Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Visit h...
01/15/2024

Save the Date! AACPDM is excited to announce the second annual Spring Symposium held on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

Visit https://ow.ly/y1WA50Qq4zW for more information. Registration will open in February.

The AACPDM, in collaboration with United Cerebral Palsy, is accepting applications for the 2024 Transformative Practice ...
01/11/2024

The AACPDM, in collaboration with United Cerebral Palsy, is accepting applications for the 2024 Transformative Practice Award!

AACPDM members are encouraged to submit applications for this funding opportunity that aims to facilitate the translation of evidence-based clinical management strategies into practice. Visit https://ow.ly/eCKn50QkPuW for more information and to apply today.

The application deadline is February 16, 2024.

AACPDM is accepting Abstracts for the 78th Annual Meeting on October 23-26, 2024, in Quebec City, Canada. Visit https://...
01/11/2024

AACPDM is accepting Abstracts for the 78th Annual Meeting on October 23-26, 2024, in Quebec City, Canada. Visit https://ow.ly/BWqk50Qi4sv to read the complete Call for Abstracts and submit your abstract today!
The submission deadline is January 31, 2024.

The AACPDM Membership Committee is excited to host the first FREE members-only round table webinar of 2024, "Preparing a...
01/05/2024

The AACPDM Membership Committee is excited to host the first FREE members-only round table webinar of 2024, "Preparing a Successful Abstract Submission," on January 11 at 8:00 pm ET. AACPDM members, check your email inbox for registration details.

Not an AACPDM Member? Visit https://ow.ly/v3Ak50QocXW to apply or renew today!

Save the Date for the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) 78th Annual Meeting taking place October 23-26, 2024, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. This year's theme of "Translating Discovery" places a special emphasis on the journey of discovery from the bench all th...

01/02/2024

New book Alert from Mac Keith Press: "Recent Advances in the Neurological and Neurodevelopmental Impact of HIV" brings together world-leading experts in the field of HIV, to provide new and critical insights into HIV treatment and management for children and adolescents.

Visit https://ow.ly/LBz050QjR8Q to read a sample of this book and explore other purchasing options.

Select on-demand content from the AACPDM 77th Annual Meeting is still available for purchase. Content will only be avail...
12/27/2023

Select on-demand content from the AACPDM 77th Annual Meeting is still available for purchase. Content will only be available until December 31, 2023 -so get it before it's gone!

Visit https://ow.ly/hING50QjRhU for more information and to register to watch it today!

Meeting attendees can access this content for FREE!

Members and Non-Members who attended the Annual Meeting will receive free access to the on-demand content. Registration for access is still required.

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