Our Educational Resources

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!

This Month's MyCP Webinar Series

The Cerebral Palsy Research Network webinar series seeks to educate the community on its findings and directions in research. One webinar per month is presented to provide an update on its current research.

Zachary Vesoulis, MD, MSCI
Neonatologist, Washington University in St. Louis

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

We have partnered with the National Center for Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) to provide virtual classes on mindfulness, exercise and nutrition. Classes start every month.  Visit our MENTOR program page to learn more.

Blogs

Latest News Research Education CP Stories CP Daily Living
Our logo featuring a C and a P in shades of green forming a support ribbon for Cerebral Palsy
Four contestants featured from last year's contest.
A stack of grey rocks, also known as cairns, sit on a rock with waves breaking in the background on a foggy day.
Doctors seated around a conference table discussing research
Our logo featuring a C and a P in shades of green forming a support ribbon for Cerebral Palsy
Four contestants featured from last year's contest.
a blurred image conveying rapid acceleration in a train tunnel.
A woman smiling broadly with long blond hair, dark round glasses and a multi-color blouse.
Doctors seated around a conference table discussing research
A blog header with a picture of an adult brain MRI for a person with cerebral palsy
Night sky with colorful fireworks
A picture of a plastic model of a lumbar spine.
The American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Develomental Medicine program cover for its 2023 annual meeting
Drs Gad and Carmel in blue collared shirts with Gad in a blue blazer and Carmel in a lab coat.
Dr. Bhooma Aravamuthan reclines in a school bus, mask at her chin, she smiles warmly heading off to a CPRN investigator dinner in Chicago.
Dr. Amy Bailes with shoulder length hair, glasses, a brown jacket and salmon colored open collared shirt.
Dr. Hurvitz, with a close cropped beard, salt and pepper hair, wearing a dark suit, white shirt, blue tie and rimless glasses
Four contestants featured from last year's contest.
A woman in a maroon graduation cap and gown and a gold sash sits in her wheelchair.
Cerebral Palsy Awareness Photo Contest announcement: examples pictures from last year's contestants are shown
Three people stand ready in athletic clothing to get moving for cerebral palsy research.
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