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Last Updated:
March 15, 2017

Featured TEDx/TEDMED Talk

AACPDM is proud to feature various TEDx/TEDMED talks that we recommend for your viewing pleasure. Check out these Talks

Your shopping on Amazon can benefit AACPDM

AACPDM is part of'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, please consider replacing that bookmark with this URL:, after choosing AACPDM as your donation selection.

Please remember - you'll have to access Amazon through the Amazon Smile page at  If you go to, a percentage is not donated!

DMCN goes mobile

Introducing the new iOS app for Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

The US Senate’s new budget deal funds CHIP for a full decade

For at least the next 10 years, families in the US Children’s Health Insurance Program shouldn’t have to worry about the money running out again.

Senate leaders announced on Wednesday that, as part of a broader budget agreement, they would lengthen the six-year funding extension for CHIP that Congress passed last month to a full 10 years of funding for the program.

Read more HERE.

2017 Annual Meeting General Session videos are now available online

The AACPDM 71st Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada was a tremendous success! If you were unable to attend, we now have the fabulous general session videos online. If you did attend, feel free to refresh your memory and view the presentations once again.

House passes changes to Americans With Disabilities Act

On February 15th, the House passed legislation that would amend the Americans With Disabilities Act over objections from disability rights advocates and Democratic leaders, who warned that the bill would remove incentives for businesses to comply with the law.

Registration for the 72nd Annual Meeting is OPEN!

Registration for the 72nd Annual Meeting is now open! To learn more about available instructional courses, networking events, accommodations, travel arrangements and to register for this year's meeting, visit the AACPDM Annual Meeting page.

NINDS Cerebral Palsy Classification Updates

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently convened the Cerebral Palsy (CP) Common Data Elements (CDE) Oversight Committee to develop the External Devices classification document (see below to access). Check out the NIND's website for more information.

This document is now available on the NINDS CDE website from July 31 – August 31, 2018 for feedback from the larger Cerebral Palsy research and practice community. We hope you will take the time to review the External Devices classification document and provide your comments prior to the general release.

To access and review the CDE recommendations under public review, please follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the following page for the public review zip file:
  2. Find the zip file containing the Public Review package on the Cerebral Palsy CDE front page, entitled “Cerebral Palsy CDE Classification Public Review.”
  3. Download and unzip the zip file.
  4. Read the “00_Public_Review_Instructions_CerebralPalsyUpdate.pdf” first for an introduction and tips on how to conduct the review and submit your comments.
  5. The unzipped Pre-release Public Review Package also contains the Cerebral Palsy CDE Oversight Committee roster and the document for review:
    1. External Devices

We look forward to your feedback and ask you to please submit your comments to by August 31, 2018.

We hope that you will share this announcement with your colleagues and encourage them to provide feedback as well. Thank you for your time.