Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Hosts Dr. Darcy Fehlings

The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center hosted Dr. Darcy Fehlings for the 2016 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Lecture “Gaming/Interactive Computer Play and Cerebral Palsy – Let’s Play!” on June 22, 2016 at the Donald F. Tapley Faculty Club at CUMC. The Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series highlights groundbreaking ideas and emerging technologies related to the care of patients with cerebral palsy.

About Dr. Darcy Fehlings

Dr. Darcy Fehlings is Head of the Division of Developmental Paediatrics and is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics, at the University of Toronto. She is the inaugural holder of the Bloorview Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Developmental Paediatrics. Dr. Fehlings is the Senior Physician Director of the Child Development Program at Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital and provided medical leadership for a large ambulatory program for cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Dr. Fehlings is a Senior Clinician Scientist in the Bloorview Research Institute. Her research focuses on the innovation and evaluation of interventions for children with cerebral palsy. She is the lead investigator of an Ontario Brain Institute integrated neuroscience network focused on children with cerebral palsy (CP-NET) and leads the CP Discovery Project in the Canadian NeuroDevNet Networks of Centres of Excellence. Professor Fehlings was the president of the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM) in 2015.

About the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center

The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center is the first of its kind on the East Coast. We are devoted to providing care to patients with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families, as well as guiding care during the transition from childhood to adulthood through an expanding network of adult care specialists knowledgeable about cerebral palsy and related disorders. As CP is a condition not limited to children, the Center seeks to expand both access to and knowledge of treatments and options for adults with cerebral palsy.