About The Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (www.cpirf.org)
The Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation (CPIRF) is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization with the dual mission to maximize the potential and quality of life of people with Cerebral Palsy and their families and to reduce the prevalence and impact of Cerebral Palsy through funding cutting-edge research. Since our founding in 1955, CPIRF has contributed more than $40 million for research grants to support approximately 500 research projects in the biomedical and clinical sciences and in bioengineering. The Foundation has provided guidance, funds and other resources to research programs in the United States, the Middle East, Canada, the UK, Australia, and Greece as part of its global commitment to research and medical discoveries. Our website offers access to over 160 “research fact sheets”, web casts of scientific workshops, current and past research projects as well as discussion forums regarding treatments currently available for CP. CPIRF also contributes to national and international meetings and organizes scientific workshops designed to identify research opportunities and provide state of the art knowledge concerning CP prevention, cure and care.
CPIRF's Transforming Healthcare for Women with Disabilities Initiative aims to bring about change in delivery of basic medical services to women with physical disabilities, including brain injuries and other neurological disabilities. CPIRF will work with prestigious medical center partners in Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco to develop and deliver improved healthcare impacting 600 women during the program's first year.