Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center honored at 2019 Cerebral Palsy Foundation Gala

(Debby Weinberg and David Roye, MD, accept one of the three Excellence Awards given out at the gala) 

The Cerebral Palsy Foundation hosted their 2019 Design for Disability Gala, on October 28, 2019. This annual benefit event provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the positive impact being made to improve the lives of people with disabilities through healthcare, research, and design. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Jason Benetti, an ESPN and Chicago White Sox Sports Announcer with cerebral palsy (CP).

The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center (WFCPC) was honored to be one of three Excellence Award winners of the gala. Specifically, the WFCPC was recognized for the commitment to lifespan care for individuals with CP.

“The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center is humbled and honored to receive this award,” said Dr. David P. Roye, Jr., Executive Medical Director of the Center. “We are proud to have a partner like the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, whose mission so closely aligns with our own a commitment to making a difference and improving the quality of life for people of all ages living with Cerebral Palsy. The resources that the Cerebral Palsy Foundation offers to patients and caregivers are integral to supporting the medical care provided by our faculty and staff. We look forward to working together in service to our patients and the cerebral palsy community, and want to thank the Cerebral Palsy Foundation for this tremendous honor.”

The event also featured an innovative line of accessible accessories created by a partnership between the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Master of Fine Arts program in Fashion Design; Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Vera Bradley; and the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

To learn more about the lifespan care offered at WFCPC for individuals with CP, click here.

To learn more about the Cerebral Palsy Foundation, click here. 

Cerebral Palsy and Genetics: Learning What We Don’t Know

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2018 Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series:

Cerebral Palsy and Genetics: Learning What we Don’t know

Cerebral palsy and genetics studies over the last few years have revealed that at least 30% of CP has a genetic basis. However, the suspicion is that even more CP cases have a genetic basis that we have not yet established.  Our interest is to develop projects that will allow us to identify these important genetic relationships.

The issues being discussed by the panel are cutting edge and will have important implications for patient care – “precision medicine” for CP. Those whose clinical or research interests revolve around childhood onset neurodevelopmental disorders will be fascinated by this discussion of the genetics of CP.

The panel will be moderated by David P. Roye, Jr., MD, Executive Director, Weinberg Family CP Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Reception to follow 6 -7 pm

Cerebral Palsy and Genetics Panelists

The Missing Links: The Need for Transitional CP Care

Throughout the United States, children’s hospitals have extensive experience treating kids with cerebral palsy and similar neuromotor disabilities. However, when these patients turn 18, their care options dwindle and other complications associated with aging arise. Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center (WFCPC) Executive Director David Roye, MD has made it imperative to be on the forefront of transitional CP care and research.

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Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Goes International

The mission of the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center isn’t confined to the borders of North America. Executive Director Dr. David Roye and his team of CP experts have organized multiple international medical missions throughout Asia in 2016 to spread the Center’s care philosophy and understanding about Cerebral Palsy and related disabilities. Their destinations: Japan and China.

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