Cohort-based whole exome and whole genome sequencing and copy number variant (CNV) studies have identified genetic etiologies for a sizable proportion of patients with cerebral palsy (CP). These findings indicate that genetic mutations collectively comprise an important cause of CP.
Well-known risk factors for CP include environmental injuries like premature birth, lack of oxygen, bleeding in the brain, and infections around the time of birth, however new discoveries indicate that genetics should be added to the list.
CPF Executive Director Rachel Byrne and Lily Collison with Kara Buckley and individuals from the book Pure Grit, talk about what it takes to be successful with a disability.
CPF Executive Director Rachel Byrne talks with Lily Collison and her son Tommy about their journey with Cerebral Palsy, Lily's new book, Tommy's work and much more.
CPF Executive Director Rachel Byrne and Peter Trojic, professional dancer with the Heidi Latski dance Company in New York City, discuss dance and disability.
CPF Executive Director Rachel Byrne and Jocelyn Cohen, Vice President of Communications and Engagement at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation discuss collaboration in research.
CPF Executive Director Rachel Byrne and physical therapist, Jennifer Jezequel, PT, discuss exercise and fitness for children with Cerebral Palsy.
CPF Executive Director Rachel Byrne and Byron Lai, PhD, discuss exercise and fitness for individuals with Cerebral Palsy.
CPF Executive Director Rachel Byrne and speech therapist, Kristen Allison, PhD, CCC-SLP discuss communication and Cerebral Palsy.
CPF Executive Director Rachel Byrne and Peter Rosenbaum, MD, developmental pediatrician and CPF Scientific Advisory Council member discuss how current thinking about Cerebral Palsy has changed over time with advances in research.
Welcome to CPF Live with CPF Executive Director Rachel Byrne. Rachel talks with special guests who are making a difference in Cerebral Palsy Health Care, Research, Education, Advocacy and Awareness.
The hardest part of raising two children with Cerebral Palsy is the fact that we live in a world that refuses to adapt to anything beyond ordinary. And I have always -- always -- known that Benjamin and Mason were far beyond ordinary.