Cerebral Palsy and Neurodevelopmental Medicine, Phelps Center for

Christian Thomas: Zen & The Art of Healing

December 2, 2014
One patient’s journey from diagnosis to top of the dojo

Where Are They Now?

Christian Thomas

IIAM (Important Information About Me): A Novel Communication Tool for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities


IIAM logoIn 2010, an intelligent 27-year-old man with cerebral palsy and limited ability to communicate his needs was admitted to a hospital for a surgical procedure. No one at the hospital asked him about his capacity to make decisions. Although fully continent, he was unable to communicate this, and was placed in diapers until discharge.

15th Annual Susan Harryman Lecture

Nov 6 2014 - 4:30pm - 9:00pm

I Want It All, and I Want It Now: Pediatric Assistive Technology that Behaves Like a Kid

Tilghman Auditorium at Johns Hopkins Hospital
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205

2014 Seminar Series: Integrative Therapies for Individuals with Cerebral Palsy

Jun 23 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute
Outpatient Center
801 North Broadway
Conference Room 202
Baltimore, MD 21205

This is the first seminar in the 2014 seminar series organized by the Phelps Center for Cerebral Palsy & Neurodevelopmental Medicine. 


The Assisting Hand Assessment

Sep 22 2014 (All day) - Sep 24 2014 (All day)

Kennedy Krieger Institute
1750 E. Fairmount Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231


This three-day course is geared toward experienced occupational and physical therapists, and researchers working with children with all types of congenital hemiplegia, including cerebral palsy, in utero stroke, and brachial plexus injury.

Course Instructors 

The Phelps Center Fall Seminar Series: Cortical Visual Impairment in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Nov 18 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Delrey School
3610 Commerce Drive
Suites 804-807
Baltimore, MD 21227
Phone: (410)314-5000


Topic: Cortical Visual Impairment in Children with Cerebral Palsy

Speakers: Sandra Newcomb, PhD, Connections Beyond Sight and Sound
Mary Stevens, OTR/L and Sara Kempler, Special Education Teacher, Delrey School

The Phelps Center Fall Seminar Series: Feeding Issues in People with Cerebral Palsy

Oct 28 2013 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Outpatient Center
801 North Broadway
Conference Room 202
Baltimore, MD 21205

Kennedy Krieger Institute’s parking garage is located on Ashland Street. Bring parking ticket with you for validation.


Topic: Feeding Issues in People with Cerebral Palsy

Speakers: Eric Levey, MD
Peter Girolami, PhD
Donna Reigstad, OTR/L
Pediatric Feeding Disorders Inpatient Program
Kennedy Krieger Institute

14th Annual Susan Harryman Cerebral Palsy Lectureship

Nov 7 2013 - 4:30pm - 8:00pm

Schaffer Auditorium, Johns Hopkins Hospital
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center
1800 Orleans Street, Baltimore, MD 21287

About this Event:

Please join the Kennedy Krieger Institute for the 14th Annual Harryman Lecture: Management of Spastic Cerebral Palsy: From a Historical Perspective to Present Day on Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 4:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Guest Lecturers:

The Cooling Cure

by Kristina
August 2, 2013
A collaboration between doctors and engineers leads to an innovative, low-cost medical device that may help prevent cerebral palsy in developing countries.

Prototype of the patent-pending "Cooling Cure."As far back as 1000 BC, ancient civilizations used a primitive, but ingenious, cooling system using nothing more than clay pots, water, and the natural cooling power of evaporation to keep food cool.

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

Oct 21 2015 (All day) - Oct 24 2015 (All day)

JW Marriot Austin
110 E. 2nd Street
Austin, TX 78701

About the Event:

The theme for the 2015 American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine’s (AACPDM) Annual Meeting is “New Frontiers.” Each year, this meeting provides high-quality dissemination of information in the basic sciences, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and technical advances as applied to persons with cerebral palsy and other childhood-onset disabilities. Representatives from Kennedy Krieger Institute will attend the AACPDM’s 69th annual meeting.

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