American Academy for Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)
AACPDM’s mission is to provide education for professionals & promote excellence in research & services to benefit people with childhood-onset disabilities
Non-profit, medical association.
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.
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.
Mission: AACPDM’s mission is to provide education for professionals & promote excellence in research & services to benefit people with childhood-onset disabilities
The International Alliance Of Academies of Childhood Disability has put together an IAACD COVID-19 Task Force and is compiling information from centers collecting data on COVID-19 and childhood disability. If your center is participating in such research, please click below.
Welcome to Global COVID-19 Childhood Disability Data Coordination
Please add information to our growing list of surveys for the Global COVID-19 Childhood Disability Data Coordination
Surveys do not need to be COVID-19-specific to be added to this list (for example ongoing surveys related to childhood-onset disability can be added, global representation is welcome!).
As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, so do the recommendations. One of the most recent recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to wear “cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.”
So thankful to Jerry from Quantum Rehab and Courtney from the Pediatric Movement Center for getting Everett set up with his new joystick on his adapted Wild Thing yesterday. Our little guy was able to zoom a little bit just before it started to rain and already loves it!
Breaking news: The 74th Annual Meeting is going virtual! AACPDM members can read more in the eNewsletter, distributed via email today. Be sure to visit https://www.aacpdm.org/meetings/2020 for new details!
We reach out to you in hope of getting a helping hand in creating awareness about probably the biggest research prize in the field of cerebral palsy.
In 2021 our foundation (the Elsass Foundation in Denmark) will award The Elsass Foundation Research Prize to a researcher - only for the second time in history. The prize amount is 150.000 € - primarily earmarked for new research.
Nomination for this prize is open now, so we would like to ask, if you can help us out in spreading the message in any way? Through your website, newsletter, social media or on other platforms? Nomination closes on the 26th of June, so unfortunately we are a bit short in time.
If you have any kinds of publications containing adds, we would also be interested in buying such space as a supplement.
We really hope you can help us out? I've attached a pdf with further information and the direct link to our nominationspage is:
After watching his son struggle to put on shoes while wearing a scoliosis brace, Steve was determined to invent a completely hands-free shoe. #InnovationNation
Registration for AACPDM's newest eCourse is NOW OPEN!
While COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, public health strategies—including social distancing measures that many countries have implemented— have caused disruptions to daily routines. For children with disabilities and their families, such measures mean a lack of access to the resources they usually have through schools and habilitation or rehabilitation services. In context of the COVID-19 pandemic, in this eCourse, Dr. Schiariti highlights the importance of reviewing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the UN Convention on persons with disabilities, as well as additional disability considerations for children and their families during the COVID-19 outbreak. Register online at: http://ecourses.aacpdm.org
Dr. Peter Rosenbaum, a developmental pediatrician at McMaster Children’s Hospital, introduces the World Health Organization’s ICF framework, a modern way of ...
If your, or a person you care for has equipment that needs to be adjusted, fixed or ordered, please don't keep waiting. You can get a virtual visit for help from your supplier and then a "pass it through the doorway" delivery. If you need therapy, consider using local a home health agency.
Disability considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak 26 March 2020 | Publication Download (163.2 kB) Overview In March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, to be a pandemic, due to the speed and scale of transmission. WHO and p...
Have you booked your hotel and airplane for New Orleans for our conference? Most hotels and airlines have free cancellation policies in place. Do it today; it will make you feel hopeful about the future! Congratulations to all who were accepted!
While families of children with disabilities are facing a chaotic and worrying time Professor Sylvain Brochard has taken some time out to share a few key points from the international experience of COVID-19. Take a look at Professor Brochard’s 3 key messages from information collected and selected...
Join Helix as he processes his feelings about the virus and learns to adjust to his new home school learning. He reminds us of important things like hand washing, but ultimately teaches us that staying home is the most careful and compassionate thing we can all do to help others.
Interesting Document about IEP and IFSP services during this time of school closures https://www.isbe.net/Documents/qa-covid-19-03-12-2020.pdf
Cerebral Palsy Foundation
Today is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day! Make sure you #GoGreen4CP Wear some green, Share some love, Take a picture and tag us 💚 We'll be sharing as many photos of our community wearing green as we can!
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The Nossa Casa Institute in Brazil, has taken best quality information about cerebral palsy and translated it into simple and accessible video content that takes the mystery out of this complex condition. They hel families have the right knowledge at the right time.