EACD EUrope 2021

After a careful consideration, we would like to inform you that the on-site EACD meeting in Bruges will be postponed to 2024, and will be replaced next year by a new virtual meeting: EACD Europe 2021!

Spastic Diplegia

Spastic Diplegia–Bilateral Cerebral Palsy was written by Lily Collison, the parent of an adult son with CP, and medical sciences graduate. It was published this year by Gillette Children's Healthcare Press and all proceeds go to CP research.


The COVID-19 pandemic has in many parts of the world made it necessary to impose strict restrictions to reduce the spread of the disease and to avoid overwhelming healthcare services. These restrictions and the concerns regarding the COVID-19 illness have had an immense impact on individuals with a childhood disability and their families, and on the professionals working with them.

Goal Setting

Goal setting can be a challenge, but even so it is essential that we do it well for children with disabilities and target what is really important for children, young people and their families.

EACD Survey

Dear EACD friends,
We hope you are doing well in these challenging times!

COVID-19 has created severe disruption in the world, and the impact of COVID-19 (and accompanied measures) is very high also for people with a disability, their families, and their therapists and health care providers.


We are pleased to share this challenging editorial and podcast by Dr Verónica Schiariti. Dr Schiariti speaks for the Latin American Academy of Child Development and Disabilities (ALDID) and reminds us that children with disabilities face two additional challenges during this pandemic.


The EACD acknowledges that COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease) has created disruption in the world and seeks to offer some helpful advice to families of children with disabilities


Mac Keith Press has recently published the book Nutrition and Neurodisability edited by Sullivan, Anderson and Andrew. This practical guide provides strategies for managing the range of nutritional problems faced by children with neurodevelopmental disability.

Myasthenia in Children
Mac Keith Press has recently published the book Myasthenia in Children edited by Sandeep Jayawant, which could be of great interest to members of the European Academy of Childhood Disability.
Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.

International clinical practice recommendations on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) has been published as open access in March 2019 issue of the Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology.