Important Dates

December 9, 2013
Abstract Submission Site Opens
International Scholarship Submission Opens

January 31, 2014
Abstract Submission Site Closes
International Scholarship Submission Closes

February 1, 2014
Student Scholarship Submission Opens

Abstract Decision Notifications Sent via Email to Corresponding Authors
Student Scholarship Submission closes April 30, 2014

Late May
Preliminary Program Available On-line
On-line Conference Registration Opens

July 30, 2014
Early Bird Registration Closes

August 8, 2014  
Hotel Group Rate Ends     

August 13, 2014
Advanced Conference Registration Closes      

September 10-13, 2014
AACPDM 68th Annual Meeting                                             

For more information, please contact:
555 E Wells, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-918-3014
Fax: 414-276-2146

AACPDM 68th Annual Meeting Handouts

All sessions for which handouts were submitted are included below.  If you do not see a link listed, it is because we did not receive a handout for the course.  If you are a presenter who would like to submit your handout for inclusion on this page, please email

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

GCMAS Symposium

PC 1: Early Detection And Early Intervention for Cerebral Palsy: Groundbreaking New Tools And Treatments

PC 2: Cerebral Palsy Registers And Surveillance Systems: Why They Are Useful, How to Start One And What To Do Next!

PC 3: ERehabilitation- Using Virtual Reality Technologies In Rehabilitation For Children And Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy

PC 4:Using B Mode Ultrasound for Muscle Hypertonia And Neuromuscular DisorderSs: Review of Scanning Techniques And Hands on Training

Thursday, September 11, 2014

General Session: Thursday Morning

General Session: Thursday Afternoon

BRK 1-EPSDT (Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, And Treatment) Medicaid Program For Age 0-21 Years: How Understanding By PCPs, Specialists, Therapists, And Families Can Enhance Outcomes

BRK 2-Future Research On The Etiology Of Cerebral Palsy

BRK 3-Sleep Problems In Children With Neurodevelopmental Disorders

BRK 4-A Nursing Driven Holistic Approach To Improving The Health Outcomes Of Children With Cerebral Palsy

BRK 5-Creating A Professional Dvd Home Exercise Program

BRK 6-Evaluation And Insights In Secondary Dystonia And Choreoathetosis In Dyskinetic CP

BRK 7-Secondary Conditions In Adults With Cerebral Palsy: Patients' Perceptions

IC 1-Imaging Of The Pediatric Brain, Spinal Cord And Muscle: Tools And Clinical Applications

IC 2-Orthopedic Surgery For Adults With Cerebral Palsy

IC 3-Translating Research Evidence Into Practice: Therapy Dosing And Contemporary Motor Learning Approaches For Children With Unilateral CP

IC 4-Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy: Applying Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy To Improve Gait And Ambulatory Function In The Child With Cerebral Palsy

IC 5-Deep-Brain Stimulation For Secondary Dystonia

IC 6-To Boldly Go Towards Adulthood! Promoting Autonomy In Emerging Adults With A Childhood Onset Disability

IC 7-Health Disparities, Prematurity, And Cerebral Palsy: Opportunities And Challenges

IC 8-The Year's Top Ten Articles On Developmental Disabilities

IC 9-Introduction To The Pediatric Evaluation Of Disability Inventory Computerized Adaptive Test (PEDI-CAT): A New Option For Measuring Function

IC 10-Nutritional Assessment Tools For Use In Children With Cerebral Palsy And Similar Neurodevelopmental Disabilites

IC 11-Putting The ICF-CY Into Practice

IC 12-Linking Structure And Function: Dosing Parameters And Protocols For Current And Novel Therapies To Improve Motor Function Outcomes In Cerebral Palsy

Friday, September 12, 2014

General Session: Friday Morning

General Session: Friday Afternoon

BRK 8- Please note this course has been cancelled.

BRK 9-Recent Advances In Rett Syndrome

BRK 10-Bone Health In Children With Physical Disabilities

BRK 11-Evaluation Of Trunk Control In Children With Cerebral Palsy: The Trunk Control Measurement Scale

BRK 12-From Evidence To Practice: Optimizing Walking Outcomes In Young Children With Neuromotor Impairment

BRK 13-To Boldly Give It A Try

BRK 14-Establishing A Sustainable International Program In Developing Countries For The Rehabilitative Management Of Children With Disabilities

IC 13-Neural Stem Cells As A Potential Therapeutic Approach For Developmental Brain Disorders: What Does The Clinician Need To Know?

IC 14-Diffusion Tensor Imaging: Analysis Options In Pediatric Neuroimaging Research

IC 15-Single Event Multilevel Surgery(SEMLS) For Children With Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy: The Evidence From Europe And Australia

IC 16-Use Of Gait Analysis In Surgical Treatment Planning For Patients With Developmental Disabilities

IC 17-Effective Evidence-Based Therapy For Children With Cerebral Palsy

IC 18-Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation In Congenital Hemiparesis

IC 19-Irritability In The Child With Medical Complexity

IC 20-Evaluating And Advancing Chewing Skills In Children With Developmental Disabilities

IC 21-Understanding The Affordable Care Act And The I/Dd Community; An Overview Of The Law, Advocacy Priorities, Transition Needs Of Youth

IC 22-Subjective Versus Objective Evaluations For Lower Limb Orthotic Prescription: Beliefs Versus Evidence And The Laboratory Versus Patient Environment

IC 23-Developmental Trajectories For Daily Activities And Social Participation Of Individuals With Cerebral Palsy: Clinical Implications

Saturday, September 13, 2014

General Session: Saturday Morning

BRK 15-Clinical Use Of Whole Exome Sequencing In Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

BRK 16-The Art Of Mentoring

BRK 17-Advances In The Treatment Of Fragile X Syndrome

BRK 18-Intensive Voice Treatment For Children With Motor Speech Disorders Secondary To Cerebral Palsy

BRK 19-Increasing Activity And Participation Through Use Of Mobility Devices For Children And Adults At Gmfcs Levels 4 And 5

BRK 20-Pain Induced By Non-Sedated Botulinum Toxin Injections. What Do Our Patients Tell Us About Their Pain Perception And What Can Be Offered To Reduce Their Pain Experience?

BRK 21-Future Lines Of Research In Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy For Children: What Is The Next Step?

BRK 22-Indications & Explicit Guidance For Soft-Tissue Surgery Using Gait Analysis

IC 25-The End Organ:  Muscle In The Cerebral Palsies

IC 26-Life Expectancy In Cerebral Palsy: Methods For Clinicians

IC 27-Can You Have A Motor Disability And Be A Competitive Athlete?

IC 29-Management Of The Hip In Cerebral Palsy: The Revised Australian Standards Of Care For Hip Surveillance And Their Relevance To Management

IC 30-Supporting Lifelong Health-Related Fitness Among Individuals With Cerebral Palsy

IC 31-An Overview Of Intrathecal Baclofen (ITB) Management And Troubleshooting

IC 32-Review Of Neuropharmacology In Pediatric Brain Injury

IC 33-Partnerships In Research: Engagement Of Families, Service Providers And Researchers. Why And How?

IC 34-Evidence-Based Best Practices For Early Intervention In Natural Environments For Infants And Toddlers With GMFCS Levels 4 And 5

IC 35-Clinical Management Of Motor Manifestations Of Dystonia

IC 36-The Conservative Management Of Idiopathic Toe Walking Utilizing An Evidence Based Algorithm And Sensory Motor Treatment Approach