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.
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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.
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.""
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.
Introducing the new iOS app for Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) helps provide essential access to quality, timely, and affordable medical care for children with cerebral palsy and other childhood developmental disorders.
CHIP funding expired on September 30, 2017, putting critical care at risk for the nearly 9 million enrolled children. Without immediate action from Congress, states will be forced to make drastic cuts to the program, including slashing enrollment, cutting benefits, and imposing high costs for families.
CHIP covers children in working families who are not eligible for Medicaid and who lack access to affordable private coverage. Failure to reauthorize the program puts their care at risk.
Please do your part with a plea to your state representatives and senators. The AACPDM Advocacy Committee developed a sample letter that you can send via email to your state senators and representatives.
For additional resources, visit our Advocacy page.