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Last Updated:
March 15, 2017

Steptember 2017

Step up to the challenge! Children and adults living with cerebral palsy take on physical challenges every single day. Join teams from around the world and challenge yourself to take 10,000 steps for 28 days and raise vital funds for research to treat, prevent, and ultimately find a cure for cerebral palsy.

To get started, you will create a team of up to four members to begin fundraising, keep you accountable, and maybe even have a bit of friendly competition! Use the code below to receive complimentary registration to Steptember.

Money raised benefits the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) through funding research grants. The campaign officially runs September 4th through October 1st, and the AACPDM 71st Annual Meeting will also have daily activities to help get your steps in and stay motivated while you’re in Montreal!

For more details and to register, please visit: www.steptember.us

AACPDM Code: AACPDM2017

Join an AACPDM Committee

The AACPDM is seeking volunteers for open committee positions.  Committee membership is a great way to contribute to the Academy, and it will also enhance your personal professional growth through connections with your colleagues. The committees that are seeking candidates are:

Please visit our volunteer application to indicate your interest in any of our committees.

Featured TedX Talk

We are pleased to make you aware of this TEDx talk by AACPDM Board of Directors member Dr. Lisa Thornton, titled "What I've Learned as a Childhood Disability Doctor."

Lisa Thornton, M.D. is a Pediatrician who specializes in the care of children with disabilities. She is passionate about providing reliable health information for families and believes that childhood is the best time to develop lifelong healthy habits for the body and mind.

Are children who have a physical disability as content and satisfied with their lives as children who don'€™t? Yes!  In this enlightening talk, Lisa Thornton, a physician who specializes in the medical care of children with disabilities, will share insights she has learned from the parents of her patients who raise happy, well-adjusted children.

Your shopping on Amazon can benefit AACPDM

AACPDM is part of Amazon.com's Smile program.  Amazon Smile allows us to receive a percentage of the money you spend on Amazon Smile, on any purchases that you make.

To set up AACPDM as your charity, please visit Amazon Smile.  Just under the search bar, there is a link to choose your charity.  Click on that and search for "AACPDM", then select us.  If you've bookmarked Amazon.com, please consider replacing that bookmark with this URL: http://smile.amazon.com, after choosing AACPDM as your donation selection.

Please remember - you'll have to access Amazon through the Amazon Smile page at http://smile.amazon.com.  If you go to Amazon.com, a percentage is not donated!

Featured TEDMED Talk

AACPDM is proud to feature TED talks that we think you should watch.  We are pleased to feature this talk by Cole Galloway, who has spoken at the AACPDM Annual Meeting in the past.  Dr. Galloway's talk is called "A Movement for Mobility" 

Neuroscientist and physical therapist James “Cole” Galloway thinks differently about the role of self-motivated mobility in shaping who we are in early life. As Director of the Pediatric Mobility Lab and Design Studio and Professor at the University of Delaware, he invents assistive devices for children with motor impairments. His approach of combining high tech and low tech—or “go tech”—to restore physical independence and its neurodevelopmental consequences for disabled children has garnered the interest of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the toy industry.

Featured TEDx Talk

AACPDM is proud to feature TED talks that we think you should watch.  We are pleased to feature this talk by Stella Young, who recently passed away.  Ms. Young's talk is titled "I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much"  The description on TEDx reads "Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn't, she'd like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn.""

2014 Parent Panel

Check out the video from our 2014 Annual Meeting opening session featuring our wonderful parent panel speakers - Dana Florence, Cynthia Frisina, Jill Chambers and Carol Shrader.

DMCN goes mobile

Introducing the new iOS app for Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

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