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CP Tool Kit

Access our comprehensive and supportive resource for families and caregivers who have recently received a cerebral palsy diagnosis.

Wellbeing Guide

Access our supportive resource for parents and caregivers who are raising a child, adolescent or young adult with CP or another disability.

Join a community of people with cerebral palsy who are committed to improving outcomes through research!

Our Research &
Active Studies

This section offers a sample of our current research efforts. Some of these studies are surveys that are available by participating in our MyCP Community Registry. Other studies are being conducted using our research network of participating hospitals and clinics.
The following series of questions will ask about things such as how long you went to school, how you move around and communicate and the status of your health. We will also ask about the way you feel, if you have pain, and if you had surgery as a child. We are particularly interested in your viewpoint on whether you think people have treated you differently as a result of having cerebral palsy.
The genetics of cerebral palsy study is funded by the National Institutes of Health with the intention of performing genomic analysis of 500 trios, the person with CP and their biological parents, to identify new genes that cause CP. Participants need to be patients of one of the participating centers and provide saliva samples through "spit kits" sent in the mail.

Our Health &
Wellbeing Programming

Thank you for facilitating the opportunity to join the MENTOR program…I’m much better equipped to maintain my health now, and push through what life throws my way with the newly acquired experience and knowledge.
Nicole L
MENTOR participant

Part of the Cerebral Palsy Research Network’s mission is providing health and wellbeing programming to our community of individuals with cerebral palsy. Staying active and reducing stress are vital components of maintaining health and wellness throughout one’s life.

Establishing healthy habits in early childhood will help people with cerebral palsy to continue to maintain their sense of wellbeing into adult life, possibly preventing or reducing secondary complications to having cerebral palsy.

Sign up for alerts to receive a notification when we expand our health and wellbeing programs this year.

Pediatric Health/Wellbeing Programs

Stay tuned for more information!

Adult Health/Wellbeing Programs

Beginning Tuesday, June 8th, we will be sponsoring free adaptive fitness classes for teen and adult members of our MyCP community in partnership with Staying Driven, LLC. Find out more information and how you can participate by visiting our MyCP fitness page!

We have also partnered with the National Center for Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) to provide virtual classes on mindfulness, exercise and nutrition. We are planning to build on the 10-person pilot that concluded in May 2021.

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The MyCP webinar on assessing pain in adults with CP will be delivered by Drs Gannotti and Noritz
October 6 is World CP Day - Millioins of Reasons to Spread the Word
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A scene from Hawaii with two palm trees standing in a lush green field with the ocean beyond and a perfect rainbow behind them.
A three-panel banner of St. Louis Children’s Hospital and headshots of Dr. Toni Pearson and Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan.
October 6 is World CP Day - Millioins of Reasons to Spread the Word
A green page banner with a headshot of Dr. Wade Shrader. A smiling man with short brown hair and beard wearing a dark suit.
A scene from Hawaii with two palm trees standing in a lush green field with the ocean beyond and a perfect rainbow behind them.
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A grey page banner with a photo of Heather Hancock, a smiling woman with long brown hair wearing a red sweater and glasses.
Marquis Lane, a smiling young man seated on a walker, wearing a Georgia sweatshirt with four friends behind him at a stadium.
Four smiling women stand outdoors on a sunny day behind the UP Academy sign with their arms folded and resting on top.
Four laughing young adults in a line; two young men in the middle with two young women on either side of them pose for a photo.
Unni G. Narayanan, MBBS, M.Sc., FRCS(C). A headshot of a broadly smiling man with short silver hair wearing a dark suit.
A smiling young man with glasses, short hair and a beard lies on his side at an archaeological site giving the thumbs up sign.
Marquis Lane, a smiling young man seated on a walker, wearing a Georgia sweatshirt with four friends behind him at a stadium.
“Traveling With a Wheelchair” on a bright green page banner with a photo of a wheelchair beside the ramp to enter the aircraft.
Four smiling women stand outdoors on a sunny day behind the UP Academy sign with their arms folded and resting on top.
Four laughing young adults in a line; two young men in the middle with two young women on either side of them pose for a photo.
A smiling young man with glasses, short hair and a beard lies on his side at an archaeological site giving the thumbs up sign.
Kristen Allison, PhD, CCC-SLP. A smiling woman with long blond hair wearing earrings and a light grey sweater.
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