All About Us

We’re the Face of Cerebral Palsy Research and Assistive Tech

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation (CPARF) funds life-changing research to change what’s possible for people with cerebral palsy, implements proven science, empowers people through education, and advances technology benefiting all disabled people worldwide.

The Research We Fund

Cerebral palsy is the most common lifelong physical disability in the world, affecting 1 million people in the US and 18 million people worldwide. It’s a diverse disability that demands a diverse research portfolio, and we steadfastly support research that serves the whole community. We proudly champion research for every age and every stage.

  • Early Detection and Early Intervention
  • Aging and Adulthood
  • Chronic Pain
  • Technology
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Genomics

Head to our website for more about our research.

The Technology and Innovation We Fund

Through Remarkable US, we’re making accessibility accessible. In 2022, as part of a global program, CPARF launched Remarkable US — the first US-based nonprofit-funded disability technology startup accelerator supporting life-changing technology for people with cerebral palsy (CP) and co-occurring disabilities.

Our 16-week accelerator equips startups with seed funding and the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools to become commercially viable businesses making a positive social impact. Through masterclasses, sprints, and deep dives, startups hone their work with personal coaches, experts in everything from market fit to business models to strategy and sustainability. This culminates on Demo Day where each startup pitches to more than 400 international investors, partners, and industry connections. Through CPARF, Remarkable US companies also get access to the CP Research Network of more than 30 participating hospitals, along with world-class disability-focused mentors.

Startups in the US-based program receive $55,000 USD of funding, which is made possible by CPARF, the James and Pamela Griffith Family Foundation, and Aristocrat.

Head to our website for more about Remarkable US.

Learn More

Check out our Changing What’s Possible Podcast.

Watch our research webinars.

Watch our Disability Tech Talks.

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