Cerebral Palsy Consortium Newsletter
Vol. 1, no 1, june 2005.
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Launching of the Website - June 8, 2005
The theme of "social participation" for people
living with a physical deficiency has been the focal point of our
interventions over the past several years. For children living with
cerebral palsy, full social participation means performing and
accomplishing various social roles in both academic and
extra-curricular environments (cultural, athletic, etc.). To accomplish
this broad objective, these children must have the possibility to
optimise their abilities and to evolve in appropriate environments. Our
part as practitioners, parents, teachers, re-searchers or
administrators is to provide support for these children during this
process. To be able to do this requires that we bring together our
common knowledge and expertise in this field. It is in this spirit that
we have founded the Cerebral Palsy Consortium (CPC). The Consortium is
a multidisciplinary initiative aimed at promoting research on the
social participation of children living with cerebral palsy. Its
success depends on the active collaboration of professionals from
different settings, working closely with children living with cerebral
palsy. We invite you to read through this news bulletin and consult our
website to become familiar with the Cerebral Palsy Consortium.
Line Nadeau Ph.D.
Francine Malouin Ph.D.
Who are we?
The CPC's objectives, mission statement, and
description may be found under this heading.
This section provides information regarding
colloquia, conventions, sym-posia, and conferences related to cerebral
palsy taking place in Quebec, in Canada, and internatio-nally.
The website provides access to literature related
to cerebral palsy and to children's social participation.
Found under this heading is a description of
ongoing research pro-jects in Quebec and elsewhere related to the
social participation of children living with cerebral palsy.
Sites and Other Interests
This section offers a number of links to the web
sites of a range of associations, organiza-tions, and institutes
dea-ling with children and families. You will also find links to
websites that contain information on cerebral palsy.
CPC membership provides you with access to the
internet discussion forum where topics related to the social
participation of children living with cerebral palsy are addressed.
Furthermore, members receive the CPC newsletter, published four times a
year as well as information about CPC website updates, all by e-mail.
New Projects at the " Centre interdisciplinaire
de recherche en réadaptation et intégration sociale
(CIRRIS) " (Interdisciplinary centre for research on rehabilitation and
- · Elaboration of a multidisciplinary
assessment scale for out of centre activities focusing on the social
participation of children living with cerebral palsy.
- What are they doing now? What has become of
them? A profile of the social participation of adults living with
cerebral palsy who have received interventions at the IRDPQ as children
(Quebec City, Canada).
The following will appear in our September 2005
- Highlights: Cerebral palsy Colloquium, June 8,
- Report: Meeting of the paediatric
physiotherapist work group,
June 3, 2005.
- Research: Children living with cerebral palsy
included in regular school classes: A Quebec profile.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have
any information regarding events or projects concerning the social
participation of children with cerebral palsy. We will be happy to add
this new information to the news bulletin or to our website.
Thank you and have a great summer!
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