The Cerebral Palsy Outreach Network is an Internet resource for children and adults with cerebral palsy (with a special focus on mid-Michigan.provide up-to-date scientific information to families about CP highlight recent Michigan CP related events,conferences and research projects develop research on the causes and management of CP. CP) and their families. The mission of CPON (pronounced C-PON) is to help families find needed services and resources.

CPON was initially funded by United Cerebral Palsy Research and Education Foundation.  We are located at Michigan State University in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and our website is run by CPON's research team.

If you would like to join the list of individuals and families who are members of the Cerebral Palsy Outreach Network, please fill out the membership form by clicking here.  We will add you to our list so that we can contact you about local conferences, opportunities to contribute to research (research participation is always completely voluntary), or other CP interests

An Inspiring day of CP Research and Presentations

Cerebral Palsy Research Consortium of Michigan held our 6th conference entitled "Maximizing Function and Ability in Cerebral Palsy" on April 19, 2018 at Michigan State University, attended by over 60 participants from across the state and beyond.

CPF Young Professionals

In September 2013, shortly after discovering her own CP diagnosis, Dalila Castillo founded the Young Professionals Committee (YPC) of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation. The YPC is a group of young men and women dedicated to philanthropic giving and raising awareness about CP.

School-to-work program aimed at youth with disabilities

A new on-campus internship program at Michigan State University aims to help young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities prepare for the workplace. 


NY Times Television Review"  In "Speechless," Balancing Family Needs With Special Needs

Building on predictable material — parent-child arguments, school crushes, wacky teachers — the pilot lightly lays out the specific challenge of balancing special needs with an entire family’s needs. It also suggests that the DiMeos’ history has given them a defiant team spirit: They’ll squabble, but God help an outsider who crosses them.

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