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CP NOW Launches Research Program, First Pilot Study is Funded!

CP NOW awards funds to an international team of CP researchers including Dr. Gordon of Columbia University, Dr. Friel of the Burke Medical Research Institute at Cornell and Dr. Bleyenheuft of Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. This group is working to determine the key ingredients necessary to create and sustain motor changes in individuals with CP. This particular study investigates an intensive upper and lower body therapy called HABIT-ILE that is incorporated into an activity/camp based setting. This approach is already being used for individuals with hemiplegia (where CP affects one side of the body). We are hoping the outcomes allow these researchers to move on to securing funding for a much larger study.