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If you have cerebral palsy (CP), or are a family member or caregiver, please join us to learn about an exciting opportunity to increase awareness about CP in Michigan! Find out how you can be involved in founding a Michigan chapter of Reaching for the Stars. Learn how you can help advocate for resources and services for individuals with CP at the Michigan Chapter Kick-Off and Dinner and hear from University of Michigan physicians and therapists about the latest medical care and therapy for CP. 

Michigan Chapter Kickoff and Dinner

Spend an evening at The University of Michigan’s new Pediatric Rehabilitation Center. Meet Cynthia Frisina, Executive Director and Founder of Reaching for the Stars. This is a national advocacy organization for individuals with CP that has influenced governments, raised money, and changed lives.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: University of Michigan’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Center
2205 Commonwealth Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Contact: Dawn Krause at drkrause@umich.edu or call 734. 647.5165
Dinner will be served - RSVP required

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Cerebral Palsy Research in 3D Brochure

Cerebral Palsy Research: On the Cutting Edge

The 3rd biennial conference held at Wayne State University presented cutting edge research on cerebral palsy and kindle collaborations among Michigan's rich array of researchers interested in CP.  This included partners at our universities, Michigan Department of Community Health, UCP-Michigan, clinicians, therapists, and educators as well as people with CP and their famiies. 

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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