Composition and Appointment:
Members: In addition to the Chair, Chair-elect and Past Chair, the number of members is variable but between 3 and 17. A minimum of six members is recommended. The number of members is subject to the needs and recommendations of the Chairperson with the approval of the responsible Board Liaison.
Chairperson: 1 year progressing from Chair-Elect.
Chair-Elect: 1 year, appointed by consensus of Committee, Board Member, and Second Vice President.
Past-Chair: 1 year progressing from Chair. Full voting privileges.
Members: 3 years, which may be renewed for one additional 3-year term. No member may serve more than 6 years on the Committee unless progressing through a leadership role.
The Research Committee promotes the quality and quantity of research in cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities. The Committee focuses on activities that enhance research interest and education, including developing and sustaining research collaborations among members of the Academy. To meet this goal, it will: