Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center

Enhancing Quality of Life and Transition to Adult Care

The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital is the first of its kind on the East Coast. Our team provides coordinated care to improve your child's function and quality of life. We also take a comprehensive, holistic approach to meet the healthcare needs of the growing population of adults with cerebral palsy, facilitating the often-challenging medical transition from adolescence into adulthood. Your child and family benefit from:

  • A Team of Experts: Your child has access to specialists from orthopedics, cardiology, dentistry, neurology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hepatology, nephrology, dermatology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, developmental medicine, pulmonology, kinesiology and movement disorders, genetics, regenerative medicine, urology, nutrition, and psychology and mental illness, all in one world-renowned medical center.  These medical specialists work with our educators, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers, forming a network of enhanced communication and support customized for your child.
  • Comprehensive Care: While there is no cure for cerebral palsy, several treatment options are available to help improve your child's function and quality of life. We're committed to providing top-quality care, including surgical and nonsurgical options for foot problems, leg problems, hip problems, and spine problems. We also offer treatment for children with spasticity to increase their mobility, muscle tone, and coordination.
  • Education and Guidance: We educate you, your child, and your family about life with cerebral palsy and offer support to help maximize your child's potential so he or she can lead a productive life.
  • A Smooth Transition to Adult Care: Medical advances are helping people with cerebral palsy live longer, and today nearly 90 percent reach adulthood. You may be concerned about your child's health care as he or she becomes an adult. We understand that concern and provide coordinated care to make that transition a smooth one. We also provide education and training to the medical community about how to care for people with cerebral palsy to make the transition to adult care as seamless as possible.
  • Leaders in Research: We were the first medical institution in the country to establish a comprehensive Cerebral Palsy Patient Registry to lay the foundation for research, new discoveries, and innovative treatments. Our investigators are exploring novel ways to improve mobility and independence for people with cerebral palsy, such as robotic devices for people with hemiplegia, augmentative and alternative communication devices, and joystick-driven mobile robots that can be operated by even young children.

For more information about the services and programs of the Weinberg Cerebral Palsy Center or to make an appointment, please call us at 212-305-2700.

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