The Cerebral Palsy Outreach Network is an Internet resource for children and adults with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families. The mission of  CPON (pronounced C-PON) is to help families find needed services and resources, 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.

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

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.


Gandee brothers finish final walk for cerebral palsy on the steps of the state capitol

After six days and 111 miles Hunter and Braden Gandee completed their last Cerebral Palsy Swagger walk on the steps of the state capitol in Lansing, Michigan.  For more information, please follow the Gandee Family on Facebook at The Cerebral Palsy Swagger or from the USA Today story about the completion of their walk.