MISSION STATEMENT

Leading research, innovation and collaboration that changes lives for people with cerebral palsy – today.

People with cerebral palsy rarely get the interventions and supports they need at the moments they need them. As such, their lives are often deeply and unnecessarily affected.

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation defines and addresses Moments of Impact – the times at which interventions and insights, if properly implemented, have the power to change lives.

We then work to better understand how to effect change and implement it. We seek out the best thinkers to form collaborative networks which work together to bring about transformation. Finally, we share our work with others so it will have the greatest possible impact.

Our Collaborative Networks bring together many of the country’s most prestigious medical institutions, as well as innovative thinkers in diverse areas such as technology and media, in order to accelerate not only the development of critical advances, but also their delivery.

While our work of course includes important strides being made toward the eventual prevention of cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities, our focus is on the translational research, clinical application and knowledge transfer that can dramatically change lives today.

“While we look to the future and the incredible advances that await, let us never lift our gaze so high that it fails to see the enormous impact we can have today.”
-Richard Ellenson, CEO