The Weinberg Family CP Center partners with patients and their families for research that stems from clinical practice, and designed to improve care.  The center conducts clinical research projects which focus on developing new tools to improve outcomes and quality of life for people with CP.  Improvement that is spearheaded with new discoveries and innovative treatments.

The state of the art Carmel Lab uses activity-based therapies, including electrical stimulation and motor training in attempts to repair brain-spinal cord connections. Ongoing research projects

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UNC’s Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD) is a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) dedicated to providing exemplary clinical services to individuals of all ages who have concerns about or are at risk for intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Conditions such as:

  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Genetic or medical conditions which impact development, health, and independence


Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD)

CIDD is home to three core federal training initiatives which offer clinical and research opportunities: University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD); Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND); and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).  There’s also an Intellectual and Developmental Disorders Registry available for NC residents who want to participate in research studies at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Additionally, the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation’s  offers comprehensive care “lifespan” care.