Policy & Advocacy

Collage of individuals and families with cerebral palsy wearing green t-shirts that say go green for CP

Since 2005, the CP community has increased its focus on the need for federally funded cerebral palsy research. Our community has come together to request answers to so many basic questions about this critical public health issue and the most common lifelong motor disability, that has not been a federal research priority.

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common of all diagnosed childhood disabilities, and nearly 10,000 babies born each year will develop CP, yet, there is currently no designated federal funding for CP research

Cathryn Gray
University of Michigan Student and Adaptive Track Athlete
Dr. Lisa Thornton, MD
Division Chief for Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Sidra Hospital in Doha, Qatar.​​​​​​​
Dr. Nathalie Maitre, MD, PhD
Director of Early Development and Cerebral Palsy Research, Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Chief Science Officer and co-Founder SmallTalk