NeuroSurvey Results

In the United States, over 14 million children, roughly 5% of the population, suffer from Pediatric Neurological Conditions (PNCs). Researchers from the Pediatric Brain Foundation, in an attempt to shed more light on this important issue and catalogue some information regarding awareness of PNCs, disseminated a survey to the Central New Jersey area, known as the NeuroSurvey. The follow-up analysis on the results of the aforementioned survey are contained within this report.

Thanks Joe Maddon for the Shout Out

A special thanks to Tampa Bay Rays manager, Joe Maddon, for sporting a CNS Foundation Tee during his post game press conference on August 16, 2014... THANKS JOE!!!

Keep the Change

Read below to watch the trailer for "Keep the Change". This film was shown at the 2014 Sprout Film Festival and highlights love and connection between two individuals attending a support group for those with developmental disabilities. CNS Foundation spoke with director Rachel Israel and Tangerine Entertainment about the making the film, what they have learned, and about turing the short into a feature film.

Awareness Month Spurs Web Searches for Autism

Using the Google trends tool (, they analyzed web search queries for the terms “autism” and “Asperger’s” from January 2004 through April 2014 in the United States. They also compared these trends with searches for “ADHD” to assess the possible influence of broader trends in public interest in mental health issues of special interest to younger populations. Each April, from 2004 through 2014 (except 2005), web search interest in autism spiked – up by an average of 26 percent between March and April, followed by an average decrease by 24 percent between April and May. Even sharper April spikes have occurred from 2007 through 2014, with the average March-April increase at 33 percent in those years.

The Princess Panda Tea Party: A Cerebral Palsy Fairy Tale

"The Princess Panda Tea Party" is a Cerebral Palsy fairy tale that gives children a story that they can picture themselves in. CNS Foundation was lucky enough to get a copy in advance of printing and is impressed by the work done by author Jewel Kats to bring stories about all different types of children to the forefront. Read more to learn more about "The Princess Panda Tea Party" and watch a short video showing how Jewel Katz is bringing representation to the forefront.

Hydranencephaly Awareness Month

June 2014 marks the second annual Hydranencephaly Awareness Month!

2014 Sprout Film Festival

This year's Sprout FIlm Festival will take place Saturday, May 31 to Sunday, June 1st at the School of Visual Arts Theatre in New York City. The two-day even features sessions that focus on themes related to developmental disability.

Undiagnosed: Medical Refugees

Undiagnosed: Medical Refugees is a film that highlights the challenges faced by those without an official diagnosis. Click Read More to see the trailer for the film.

Undiagnosed Children's Awareness Day

This Friday, April 25, 2014 is Undiagnosed Children's Awareness Day, serving as a gentle reminder that while medical research has accomplished so much, there is a still a long ways to go.

Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week (March 10-16, 2014) is a worldwide initiative to increase public awareness on the benefits of and progresses in brain research. CNS Foundation is supporting Brain Awareness Week through the growth of the Pediatric Brain Mapping Project.