On March 24th, Cerebral Palsy Foundation hosted the first ever Congressional Briefing on Cerebral Palsy, with Congressman Cohen (TN) and Congresswoman Hassan (NH), along with parent advocates, physicians, researchers and self advocates, highlighting the need for cerebral palsy research investment across the lifespan. Over 500 people attended this virtual event. With the awareness raised from this congressional briefing and with letters of support from the CP Collaborative, Congressman Cohen (TN) was able to successfully garner bi-partisan support for a new bill currently in the House of Representatives, the Cerebral Palsy Research Program Act. If passed, this act would create a cerebral palsy research program within the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and provide the first-ever dedicated source of federal funding for cerebral palsy research.
Watch the Congressional Briefing Here: