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Don't Miss "Clash of The Keys" Friday, January 12th!

January 11, 2018

You Still Have Time To Start 2018 off on the right note with Dueling Pianos!

Join CP at Badger State Brewing Company for a night of fun and music, by request, from the N.E.W. Piano Guys - Wisconsin's very own Piano Entertainers, Featuring Dueling Pianos, Piano Bar Sing-Along, and Solo Piano. 

Their experienced piano entertainers cover practically every music genre in their request-driven show which incorporates comedy improvisation to create a one-of-a-kind experience.

And, there's more!

As if this event couldn't get any cooler, Chris Mangless of Three Three Five and The Traveling Chef will be providing all of the hors d'oeuvres for the evening. So come hungry!

And you won't want to miss out on your Souvenir Mug:

Purchase your CP and Badger State Brewing Company mug for $20 the night of the event, get two free pours and take the mug home with you after you've had your fill.

It all happens Friday, January 12th 6:30pm to 10:00pm, at Badger State Brewing Company - 990 Tony Canadeo Run in Green Bay.

Tickets $20 ~ includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres and entertainment ~ Proceeds to benefit CP

Doors open at 6:30 pm with general seating only. There is no reserved seating for this event.

Tickets can be purchased online, at the door or by contacting Brooke Fitzgerald at 920-337-1122 x1203 or bfitzgerald@cp-center.org.

We are truly thankful

December 21, 2017

What a year it has been for CP! If you’ve driven down Webster Avenue over the last several months, you’ve probably noticed that CP is expanding.

The 21,000 sq. ft. addition is enclosed and work has begun on roughing out office and program areas. Once the addition is complete (scheduled for April), we’ll start work on renovating our current facility that will add more program space for our growing number of clients!

But none of this would have been possible without the generosity of our community members and local businesses.

This time of year, we take pause to reflect on those who have meant so much to us; supporters, volunteers, clients, and staff. We are truly thankful to be surrounded by so many positive people doing amazing things and helping us to celebrate all abilities, and to unlock the potential in us all.

So, from everyone at CP, we say Thank You! Thank you for supporting us over the years through your time, talents, and treasure. We wish you a happy Holiday Season, and all the very best in 2018!

To Watch an Informative Video, hilighting the mission and programs of CP, Please Click Here

You can contact CP in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Preparations Underway for 64th Annual CP Telethon

December 7, 2017

CP's ever popular, annual telethon is set for March 3rd & 4th, 2018.  We checked with CP to find out how our readers and members can get involved.

There are a ton of ways to get invoved with the 64th Annual CP Telethon, but right now we need VIPs!

So, you might ask, "What is a VIP?" and "How do I become one?"

There are Two Types of VIP: "Off-Air" and "On-Air:"

Off-Air VIPs support the telethon by raising any dollar amount prior to the telethon. They do not take calls on a live broadcast from a VIP panel

On-Air VIPs sit on a VIP panel for one hour during the live broadcast of the telethon, calling friends for support - and taking calls from the community.

Your help as a VIP allows CP to continue providing individualized and progressive programming for more than 2,000 people each year. To become a VIP or learn more about what it involves, please contact Corrin Applekamp at 920-337-1122 x1205 or via email: capplekamp@cp-center.org.

To Watch an Informative Video, hilighting the mission and programs of CP, Please Click Here

You can contact CP in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

IT'S 3RD & 10 ON THE 50-YARD-LINE

November 16, 2017

Since the Green Bay Packers Foundation announced CP as the recipient of their 2017 Impact Grant in July, you’ve helped us raise more than $125,000, to be generously matched - dollar for dollar - by the Packers.

At the 50-yard-line, CP is half way there. The Green Bay Packers Foundation will match up to $250,000 in donations to CP, which means for now, your gift can be doubled.

"CP veterans and rookies alike, are giving it all they’ve got to get us to the end zone - but we need you on our team."

Will you join the team and help get CP to the end zone?  

To Make Your Touchdown Donation, Please Click Here

You can contact CP in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

CP Auction - Don't Forget to Buy Your Tickets!

October 19, 2017

The CP Auction is right around the corner!

Do you have your tickets yet? It's time to reserve your spot at this "can't miss" event of the fall.

Join CP at the Swan Club at Legends on Friday, October 27th, for a night of fun, food, and high bidding!

Cocktails, crafts and crave-worthy foods will come together at the NEW CP Auction Pop-Up Market. Indulge in local eats and treats while perusing some of Green Bay's most popular shoppes. It's the perfect addition to an already fun and popular event!

Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered online or by contacting Brooke Fitzgerald at (920) 337-1122 x1203 or bfitzgerald@cp-center.org.

You can contact CP in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

CP Expansion Moving Right Along!

October 5, 2017

CP’s building and expansion project is really starting to take shape!

The foundation has been laid and walls are going up on the 21,600 square foot addition, and the excitement can be felt throughout the community. CP staff have been busy behind the scenes preparing and planning for the new space, which is expected to be completed in April 2018.

The completion of the addition will mark the next phase of construction for CP, which includes the renovation of a majority of the current facility to create more program space to better serve clients and grow programs. CP anticipates the entire project to be done next September.

In addition, the $7.5 million CP Capital Campaign, which has funded the project, is finally coming to fruition thanks to the generosity of the community, with the goal of serving almost 50 percent more people come 2018. Yet, CP remains roughly $600,000 short of its $7.5 million goal.

Packers Grant:
It’s 3rd and 10, on the 50-yard-line. CP veterans and rookies alike, are giving it all they’ve got to get us to the end zone - but we need you on our team. Since the Green Bay Packers Foundation announced CP as the recipient of their 2017 Impact Grant in July, you’ve helped us raise more than $107,000, to be generously matched - dollar for dollar - by the Packers. At the 50-yard-line, we’re half way there. The Green Bay Packers Foundation will match up to $250,000 in donations to CP, which means your gift will be doubled. Will you join the team and help get us to the end zone?

To Become a part of the foundation of CP’s growth and make a Capital Campaign gift today, Please Click Here.

Remember to mark your calendars for the 28th Annual CP Auction on October 27th! You'll be able to bid on unique items donated by area businesses and organizations and browse the pop-up market featuring food, clothing, and crafts from local vendors.

Here's a Sneak Peek at Just a FEW of the items that will be up for auction:

Live Auction Items:

Destination Kohler - $500 Destination Kohler Gift Certificate and Deluxe Guestroom Accommodations for one evening at the American Club – valued at $1300 – donated by Kohler
o Enjoy an evening of World Class, deluxe room accommodations at The American Club – a Kohler experience. This package is five-star, first class, and all kinds of fun.

Packer Tailgate Party – Two Packer Tickets to the 12/3 game vs. Tampa Bay, $100 gift card to Maplewood Meats, 10x10 instant up canopy, Yeti Roadie cooler and Beer – valued at $605 – donated by Schreiber Foods, Maplewood Meats, Triangle Distributing, and Dan & Tracy Gallagher
o Get your ultimate tailgate on with this fully loaded Packer Tailgate Party package! This package includes everything you need for tailgating - $100 gift card to Maplewood Meats, a 10x10 instant up canopy, and a Yeti Roadie Cooler filled with beer. Then cheer on the Packers at the 12/3 game against Tampa with 2 tickets in Section 113.

Silent Auction Items:

Autographed Randall Cobb Football with Certificate of Authenticity – valued at $230 – donated by Pepsi Cola of Northeast Wisconsin
o Don’t miss out on adding this authentic Randall Cobb autographed football to your collection of Packer memorabilia.
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Dinner and a Show – 6 Tickets to any 2017 Let Me Be Frank Productions show and dinner for 6 at Black and Tan – valued at $440 – donated by Let Me Frank Productions and Black and Tan
o Spend a night out on the town with all your friends. Take six of your closest friends and head to dinner at Black & Tan Grille then enjoy a Let Me Be Frank Production at the Meyer Theater.

Girls Day – Elemental Manicure and Pedicure at Indira Salon & Spa, $10 gift card to Beerntsen Candies, & $50 to Rolz Sushi – valued at $165 – donated by Indira Salon & Spa, Beerntsen Candies, and Rolz Sushi
o Every girl needs a day all for themselves. With this fun and relaxing package, you will get a day full of pampering and yummy eats. Enjoy a relaxing Manicure and Pedicure while indulging in delicious chocolates. End your day with some of the best sushi in town.

You can contact CP in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

Fugate Joins CP Staff

September 7, 2017

CP, a proven leader in developing progressive solutions for a variety of physical, sensory, and communication conditions, is pleased to welcome Nancy Fugate to their staff as the Director of Therapy Services.  In her role, Fugate will oversee the operations of the Therapy Services department, which includes physical, occupational and speech-language therapy for children, adolescents and adults.

“My purpose at CP is to be innovative in the provision of care to all of our clients,” Fugate stated. “I’m looking forward to contributing to a workplace that makes a difference for the people we serve.”

Fugate comes to CP with more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist and serving in several operational leadership positions with organizations including ThedaCare and Bellin. In addition, Fugate is a green belt in Lean Six Sigma.

Every year, CP's professional staff works with more than 2,000 people of all ages and abilities to help them reach their personal development goals. And, they've been doing so for more than 60 years, right here in Northeast Wisconsin!

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

CP ~ "Helped Me Walk Again!"

August 17, 2017

The Aquatic Center at CP believes that aquatic exercise can help support each person with their individual wellness goals in a safe and effective environment.

Here's proof of what such support can help to accomplish...

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When Mauree woke up on May 14, 2013, she was planning to go to kickboxing class. But when she tried to get out of bed, she realized she had no feeling in her legs.

Mauree was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, a rare neuro-immune disorder. Mauree explains it as a type injury where her brain was unable to communicate with the nerves in her legs due to an inflammation in her spinal cord. She was paralyzed from the waist down. After 10 weeks in the hospital and a rehab facility, Mauree went home using a wheelchair.

Mauree’s physical therapist suggested looking into aquatic therapy at CP to help with her recovery process. Mauree started coming to the Aquatic Center at CP in September of 2013 and began working with Bonnie, one of the aquatics instructors. Bonnie completed an evaluation of Mauree, provided exercises and started working with Mauree one-on-one.

“When I first started at CP, I wasn’t able to stand up in the water,” Mauree recalled. “But now, I can stand on my own without having to hold on to anything and I’ve started taking additional classes to help build my strength and balance. It’s those small steps that are the biggest achievements.”

Mauree now walks with use of canes or a special walker and continues to make progress in the pool and daily life.

“No one is sure how I’ll recover, and I’ll probably never be back to where I was before everything happened,” Mauree said. “But I’m moving forward and as long as I can keep doing that, I’m happy.”

Mauree recalls when doctors told her that whatever she was able to gain in her recovery progress after two years was most likely where her mobility would stay.

“Well, it’s been three years and I’m still progressing,” Mauree said. “CP is such an amazing facility that has helped me gain so much back. Bonnie challenges me and always gives me something new to try. She helped me walk again.”

Not one to rest too long, Mauree now shares her story with the community and educates people on disability etiquette. Another personal goal of hers is to get out hiking again.

“I’ve always loved to hike and with more progress, I know I’ll get to do it again. I might have to do it in a different way, but it will be just as fun.”

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

CP Receives 2017 Packers Foundation Impact Grant

August 3, 2017

It was announced on July 13th, that CP is one of two recipients of the 2017 Green Bay Packers Foundation Impact Grant.

The Packers Foundation Impact Grant is a matching grant, requiring CP to raise an additional $250,000 in order to secure the donation from the Packers Foundation. As such, we are turning to the community for their continued support and giving them an opportunity to double the impact of their donations.

The campaign will run indefinitely until they raise the $250,000 for the Packer match, dollar for dollar. However, CP has strategic initiatives planned for the next year related to raising funds for this campaign - should that be necessary.

CP will direct the funds from the impact grant toward our plan to guarantee sustainability in six flagship programs and introduce five additional programs new to Northeast Wisconsin - including serial casting, an anti-gravity treadmill, innovative adult and children's programs, among other things.

They are confident they can make it to the "end zone" when it comes to raising these funds, but CP will need the community on their team!

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

CP Celebrates "No Limits" Abilities Awareness Week

July 26, 2017

No Limits is a collaboration of the largest disability service agencies in the Green Bay area: ASPIRO, CP and Curative Connections.

The purpose is to showcase the abilities of people who otherwise would be labeled as having a disability and highlighting the enrichment they bring to our community.

During the week of July 24th-28th, these agencies have been collaborating on daily joint programming and awareness & fundraising initiatives.

After an event-packed week, celebrating all abilities, CP, Aspiro, and Curative Connections wrap up "No Limits" Abilities Awareness Week on Friday, July 28th with in event open to us all:

Festival Foods West Mason Brat Barn

It's Friday! Treat yourself to lunch! All proceeds benefit the No Limits Ability Awareness Campaign. Depending on what time you stop, visit with consumers from ASPIRO, CP and Curative Connections.

To Learn More about No Limits Abilities Awareness Week, Please Click Here

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

CP Looking to TRIUMPH

June 8, 2017

Team of Clients Ready for Annual Mile Race

CP will have a strong contingency of people at the starting line of the TRIUMPH Mile on June 9, the day before the Bellin Run. This is the fourth year for the race.

The TRIUMPH Mile is a one mile walk/run for individuals with mild disabilities who require guidance from able-bodied athletes. The event is hosted by the Bellin Run and organized by myTEAM TRIUMPH-WI, a non-profit athletic mentoring program created for those with disabilities. Race participants, or Captains, are teamed with a myTEAM TRIUMPH-WI volunteer, or Angel, to help them through the race.

“We have five clients from CP’s adult program participating in the TRIUMPH mile this year,” said Emily Lensmire, an adult instructor at CP. “We’ve had trainings at CP with our Angels over the last several weeks and everyone is ready and pumped for the event.”

The TRIUMPH Mile will take place on the streets around Astor Park. Captains and their Angels run, walk or wheel two laps around the park to complete the mile.

"The TRIUMPH Mile is an expression of community collaboration to support people with disabilities and their goal to live a healthier, more impactful life,” said Christian Jensen, Executive Director at myTEAM TRIUMPH-WI. “With the support of CP, ASPIRO, Curative Connections and Bellin Health, more than 100 individuals with disabilities will complete their one mile journey toward their moment of TRIUMPH!"

Lensmire says the event gives CP’s clients a chance to realize their own potential:

“The race gives everyone the opportunity to be physically active and challenge themselves,” Lensmire said. “Even if they only complete one lap, they are still doing it on their own and that is always something to celebrate.”

The community is invited to watch this inspiring event. The race starts at 5 p.m. Those on social media can help spread the word by using #TRUIMPHmile.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

CP Center ~ Ground Breaking Follow-up

May 18, 2017

CP broke ground on their expansion and renovation project on May 2nd.

Clients, staff and community members were all on hand to celebrate the start of CP's next exciting journey!

The project includes a 21, 400 sq. ft. addition as well as a much needed renovation to a majority of the current facility.

When completed, the project will allow CP to grow their programs and the number of clients they can serve in Adult Day Services, Therapy Services, and Childcare.

Construction is expected to take approximately 16 - 18 months. Click Here to Learn more.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

News and Upcoming Events at CP

April 12, 2017

The CP Center has been, and continues to be a very busy place throughout the year. Here are some updates, as well as some upcoming events:

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

The Adult Day Services program celebrated opening day of the 2017 baseball season with a game of their own!

The afternoon started with a cookout of the usual baseball fare of burgers and hot dogs. Then, it was off to the CP gym to get the game underway. It was a heated game between the Sluggers and Homers, but in the end, everyone had a good time. There was even time for a baseball card autograph session!

The Adult Day Services program staff really knocked it out of the park on this one! What a great game!

Get Your Walking Shoes On!

UWGB's Phoenix Philanthropy Club has selected CP as one of the beneficiaries of the Steps to Make a Difference Walk.

The 11th Annual walk takes place along the Arboretum Trail that winds through UWGB's campus. We'd love to show our thanks by having a CP team at the walk, so please consider joining us! Just give Brooke Fitzgerald a call at (920) 337-1122 ext. 1203 if interested.

Saturday, April 29th, UWGB Mauthe Center, Check-in 9:30am, Walk starts at 10am. Adults: $25, Kids 12 and under: Free

For more information visit: www.facebook.com/PhoenixPhilanthropy/

Aquatic Center Classes

Open registration for the spring session at the Aquatic Center starts on April 17th! Check out available classes and stop in to register. Call (920) 337-1122 ext. 1211 with questions.

Thinking Summer?

Then it's time to think golf! And, there's no better place to do that than on the course at the 29th Annual CP Golf Classic: Monday, July 17th, Thornberry Creek at Oneida.

Participate in exclusive sponsorship opportunities available from $250-$7,500, or join us as a foursome for a day full of golf, games and great eats!

To learn more contact Callie Gallagher at (920) 337-1122 ext. 1202 or at cgallagher@cp-center.org

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

CP Has a New Look

March 16, 2017

CP, a proven leader in developing progressive solutions for a variety of physical, sensory and communication conditions, is ready to show off its updated logo with the community.

“CP has been a part of the community’s history for more than 60 years,” said Kristen Paquet, Director of Marketing & Communications at CP. “As CP has grown and our services have expanded, it was time to refresh our brand with a look that better told our story."

Some of the growth CP has experienced has included developing new programming for a more diverse audience, widening the scope of its expertise and expanding to locations in the Fox Cities and the Lakeshore for adult services. All lead by a talented and experienced staff.

“We were looking for something fresh, vibrant and strong,” Paquet said. “But it also needed to reflect our roots in the community and our commitment to helping anyone that could benefit from our services. I think our new logo captures that perfectly."

Another reason for the updated brand was the common misconception that the organization only serves those with cerebral palsy.

“Although that is how we began, CP has now grown into a community resource,” said Paquet. “We’ve become a destination for families all over Northeast Wisconsin seeking services for a variety of physical, communication and sensory conditions.”

In addition to CP’s highly regarded adult day services program, the non-profit also has an extensive Therapy Services department that serves infants to adults who are in need of physical, occupational and speech therapy, and is home to the most comprehensive assistive communication technology program in Northeast Wisconsin.

CP also has a state of the art aquatics center that boasts two warm water pools that are open to the public for daily exercise, injury/surgery rehab, fitness classes and family swim time, as well as an early education and care program.

Paquet says CP has grown strong enough to stand on its own two letters:

“CP has evolved from standing for cerebral palsy to being defined by what each client needs us to be for them,” Paquet said. “For some, it’s seeing continue progress, for others, it’s about building a customized plan that can used at home. CP is what a family needs us to be.”

The logo is accompanied by a new tagline: “Innovation – Compassion – Purpose.”

The updated brand comes on the heels of another exciting change for CP; a 21,000 square foot renovation and expansion project that is set to break ground this spring. The project will allow for CP to take on more clients and expand its programming.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

CP's 63rd Annual Telethon ~ This Weekend!

March 2, 2017

63 Years! Can you believe it?  Some of us are old enough to remember when it all started and how it quickly became THE "don't miss" event of the year.  

Some of the national and local personalities who pitched in back in those days included actors Kirby Grant and Gloria Winters, from the Saturday morning T.V. series "Sky King," Russ Widoe and his DoDo bird puppet Griselda, from the local afternoon children's T.V. show "Colonel Caboose," various members of the Green Bay Packers, and so many others.

Well, it's that time again:  The 63rd Annual CP Telethon takes the stage at WBAY this Saturday & Sunday!

During this year’s Telethon, CP will share some amazing stories that represent the more than 2,000 people that use CP services every year, and will also feature entertainment by local artists including Rick Piumbroeck from Big Mouth Knights on Broadway, Jenny Theil, Former Green Bay Packer Gerry EllisDavid Seering, Let Me Be Frank Productions, and more!

The Telethon would not go on however, without the help of the VIPs! 

Telethon VIPs are volunteers (an individual, community group, school, sporting team, club, civic group or local business) who agrees to raise funds on behalf of CP for the annual CP Telethon.

This year, among the many dedicated VIPs, the Village of Allouez is fielding an impressive team of On-Air VIPs, agreeing to raise $500 each before and/or during the live broadcast of the CP Telethon and to sit on a panel from 9 – 10 am on Sunday, March 5th to solicit funds by calling and receiving calls from family, friends and CP supporters:

Name                                                          ON-AIR Phone Number

                                                               9–10 am on Sunday, March 5th

Jim Rafter, Village President                                                  920-965-5823

Brad Lange, Administrator                                                    920-965-5824

Jim Genrich, Village Trustee                                                 920-965-4780

Matthew Harris, Village Trustee                                           920-965-4781

Jason Vogel, Directed Enforcement Officer                         920-965-4782

Craig Berndt, Public Works Director                                    920-965-4783

Debbie Baenen, Clerk-Treasurer                                          920-965-4784

If you prefer to make a pledge before Sunday to help this team meet their goal, give any one of them a call at (920)448-2800.

CP believes that everyone should be celebrated for who they are, regardless of ability, and that every person deserves to reach their full potential.

They do this by developing purposeful and innovative programming that promotes independence and personal accomplishment while developing important daily life skills.

All of the money raised by CP stays local - to assist people in Northeast Wisconsin.

By contributing to this fundraising effort, your tax-deductible gift will make a significant impact on CP's ability to provide quality and innovative services to more than 2,000 local children and adults.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

You Can Be a CP VIP!

January 26, 2017

The 63rd CP Telethon is coming up March 4th. & 5th., and You can play a major role by becoming a VIP.

What does it mean to be a VIP?

Telethon VIPs are volunteers (an individual, community group, school, sporting team, club, civic group or local business) who agrees to raise funds on behalf of CP for the annual CP Telethon.

There are two kinds of VIPs: on-air VIPs and off-air VIPs: 

On-Air VIPs commit to:

1.Raising $500 before and/or during the broadcast of the CP Telethon.

2.Sit on a panel for one hour during the live broadcast of the Telethon to solicit funds by calling and receiving calls from family, friends and CP supporters.

Please Note: VIP's will be notified when their Individual on-air times and phone number assignments are available.

Off-Air VIPs commit to:

1.Raising any amount of money before the broadcast of the CP Telethon.

2.Not appearing on TV during the broadcast of the CP Telethon, but can still help out by volunteering!

As a VIP, you will be making a difference in the lives of each child and adult who comes through CP's doors. Your support will help make a significant impact on CP's ability to provide quality, innovative services to more than 2,000 local Northeast Wisconsin children and adults with a variety of conditions, including mobility, communication, fine and gross motor development and sensory integration.

VIPs make an incredible impact on the success of the Telethon.

To Learn How You Can Be Involved in the 63rd CP Telethon, Please Click Here!

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

Callie Gallagher Joins CP Staff

January 12, 2017

CP, a proven leader in developing progressive solutions for a variety of physical, sensory and communication conditions, is pleased to welcome Callie Gallagher to the staff as Director of Development.

In her role, Gallagher will oversee and grow CP’s development efforts and lead the development staff in the implementation of new fundraising initiatives. “I’m extremely excited to join the team at CP,” Gallagher said. “CP is an incredible organization and I’m looking forward to making a positive contribution.”

Gallagher comes to CP with experience in marketing, communications, sales, and new business development. She previously worked as the Director of Content at an area marketing firm.

On behalf of all of our Members and Readers, the Green Bay News Network welcomes Callie to her new and exciting role at CP!

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

CP Partners with Festival Foods on New Program for Picky Eaters

December 14, 2016

CP, a leader in the development and implementation of innovative programming for children, is introducing a new program called CAFÉ (Changing Attitudes for Eating), designed specifically for older picky eaters. CP will be partnering with Festival Foods to make the experience interactive and informative for parents and their children.

CAFÉ is for children ages 6 – 12 who have aversions to specific foods, tastes, smells or textures.

“When children are young, some may have sensory conditions that impact early eating experiences,” said Chris Harkness, Director of Therapy Services at CP. “However as children get older, many parents find that they are now challenged with behavioral barriers that impede progress as well. Our goal is to help families identify and find solutions to overcome those barriers.”

CAFÉ will be held at Festival Food’s new Green Bay-North location at 2430 University Avenue. During the program, a trained occupational therapist from CP will work with children and parents to implement strategies designed to help families progress to creating a mealtime experience everyone can participate in. In addition, parents may tour the store with Festival’s dietitians and learn about the NuVal® system, which can help them make informed decisions to ensure a balanced diet.

“Holding the program at Festival Foods and utilizing their kitchen space allows us to be more interactive with meal planning and preparation,” Harkness said. “And the knowledge Festival’s dietitians will bring to this program will be invaluable to parents.”

The CAFÉ program will be especially useful for parents who feel they have to work around their child’s eating habits, find going to a restaurant a challenge or avoid events where food is being served.

“This can be a frustrating and exhausting time for parents and other siblings,” Harkness said. “We want to help families get to a place where mealtimes are enjoyable.”

CAFÉ is part of CP’s SMILES alternative programming. The program meets on Tuesdays from January 17 to March 7 from 4 – 5 p.m. Cost for CAFÉ is $80 per child and includes the cost of food.

Children do not need to have a medical diagnosis to participate in any of the programs. For more information, visit www.cp-center.org/events/calendar/ or call (920) 337-1122.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

All Women Karate Class Gets Their First Stripes At Graduation

December 8, 2016

Some clients from CP have a reason to celebrate:

A group of 10 women will be graduating from their Courage Karate class on Monday, December 5th; each student earning their very first stripes for their belt, and gaining a lot of self-confidence along the way.

The Adult Day Services program at CP provides functional skills training for adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Shelly Deterville, a CP adult instructor, and co-owner of Courage Martial Arts in Green Bay, has been teaching the class.

“Learning karate is a great activity for clients because it encourages confidence, respect for others, and empowerment,” Deterville said.

Thanks to a grant from the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, CP was able to start an all-women’s Courage Karate class in September.

“We’ve have had a karate class at our location in Two Rivers before, but this is the first time we’ve offered it in Green Bay and just for women,” said Julie Tetzlaff, director of adult day services at CP. “Everyone has been working very hard for the last few months and they are really looking forward to sharing what they have accomplished with friends and family at graduation."

The benefits of the class go well beyond learning martial arts. “The women in the class also benefit from range of motion exercise, flexibility and strength, and developing motor skills which are so important to maximizing each person’s independence and personal development goals,” Tetzlaff added.

The Courage Karate class has piqued the interest of several male clients at CP so staff are looking into expanding the class in the future.

Just a Reminder: CP's Capital Campaign is very near to achieving its $7.5 Million goal. You can learn more about CP’s capital campaign and how you can donate at www.cp-center.org/capital-campaign.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

$7.5 million capital campaign gets a boost

December 1, 2016

Nature’s Way, a Green Bay-based company that is recognized as one of the most trusted consumer brands of dietary supplements, is giving back to the community with a donation of $60,000 to CP’s capital campaign.

The campaign is for a 21,400 square foot expansion and renovation of CP’s current facility which will increase programming and the number of people that can be served in CP’s Adult Day Services program, Therapy Services, Aquatic Center and Inclusive Childcare.

“CP has a long history of doing good work in our community,” said Mike Devereux, President and CEO of Nature’s Way. “We are excited to support this project so CP can further its mission and commitment to helping individuals and families in Northeast Wisconsin.”

CP provides services to more than 2,000 people of all ages – with and without permanent disabilities – every year. “Nature’s Way’s generous contribution gets us closer to realizing our goal of helping even more people in our community maximize their potential,” said Jon Syndergaard, Executive Director of CP. “Nature’s Way is a perfect example of the tremendous community support we have been receiving, and every gift has been appreciated.”

You can learn more about CP’s capital campaign and how you can donate at www.cp-center.org/capital-campaign.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

 

$7.5 Million Capital Campaign Goal is in Sight

November 17, 2016

The CP Center announced Tuesday (11/15) the public phase of a $7.5 million capital campaign today. The campaign has already raised $6 million, about 80 percent of the final goal.

The campaign is for a 21,400 square foot expansion and renovation to CP’s current facility, which will increase programming and the number of people that can be served. The project includes flexible program space in Adult Day Services, an additional classroom for Inclusive Childcare, and two family-friendly locker rooms near the Aquatic Center.

The biggest change will be moving Therapy Services -- which provides occupational, physical, and speech therapy -- from the lower level of the current facility to the main floor.

“CP provides services to more than 2,000 people of all ages – with and without permanent disabilities – every year,” said Jon Syndergaard, executive director of CP. “And while our expertise and infrastructure are in place to meet the growing demand for services, our physical space is not.”

Expanding the facility means CP will gain capacity that will have a significant impact on the community.

“Adult Day Services will be able to increase its program by 30 people a day, childcare by 16 children a day, and Therapy Services by 31 people a month,” Syndergaard said. “This will help meet the growing needs in our programs, and allow us to serve our clients, families, and the community better.”

Since the start of the campaign, more than 70 individuals, businesses, and organizations have pledged their support to the project, including Jack and Inky Meng, the George Kress Foundation, Inc., Schreiber Foods, Inc., and Pat Schneider.

“Our community is tremendously supportive,” said Ron Dunford, chairperson of the capital campaign. “We received a wonderful response during the quiet phase of the campaign and are confident the public phase will provide similar results.”

Dunford also announced a way the community can get involved. “Any donation from community members would be wonderful,” Dunford said. “But those that give $250 or more to the campaign will have their name included in a community recognition piece, which will be a graphic design that will surround the front entrance and waiting area windows of the new addition.”

Syndergaard says he’s seen the generosity of the community through events like the annual CP Telethon.

“The CP Telethon raises money to help keep CP operating every year,” Syndergaard said. “And although the capital campaign is specific to the renovation and expansion of our facility, we truly believe our community will rally behind this project too."

A tentative groundbreaking could be held early spring 2017. The project will take approximately 18 months to complete. To make a donation to the campaign and view renderings of the facility visit

To make a donation to the campaign and view renderings of the facility visit www.cp-center.org/capital-campaign.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue. Kindly let them know that you read this article in the Green Bay News Network.

Full & Part Time Positions Open at CP Center

November 10, 2016

The CP Center is Looking for some Good People:

"If you are ready to join a dynamic, caring, compassionate organization, then come join the team at CP!"

Here are a few of the available positions:

Floor Care/Maintenance Technician - Full Time

Program Support Aide - Full Time

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor - Full Time

Adult Day Services - Personal Care Specialist - Part Time

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor - Full Time & Part-Time Openings

Childcare Teacher -4-K Program - Full-Time

For a Complete List of Currently Open Positions, Click Here

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Pediatric Therapy at CP

October 27, 2016

Pediatric therapy services are provided at CP for children ages birth to five as well as school aged children. Services are provided to children who are at risk for developmental delays, have developmental disabilities, or those needing medical based therapy.

"Although Keith's diagnosis was a challenge, my husband and I were determined to make his life as normal as possible. That meant making CP part of our network of care." - Jamie, Keith's mom (see photo posted with this article).

You can expect CP's highly trained and experienced physical, occupational and speech-language therapists to work with you to develop a functional plan of care to address communication, motor, sensory, and swallowing skills.

You can also expect their staff to work collaboratively from the start to ensure your child is receiving not only the best care, but the right care.

To learn more about The CP Center's Pediatric Therapy services, Please Click Here.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Adult Day Service Participants Visit Green Bay Packers

August 25, 2016

There's always something great going on in the Adult Day Services program of the CP Center!  From Swimming to Life Skills, and everything in between, CP's Adult Day services offers structured programming, aimed to maximize each person’s level of independence.

This includes keeping an eye on our favorite football team, the Green Bay Packers:

This past Tuesday, a group from the Adult Program went to watch Green Bay Packers practice. They had a great time and had fantastic seats!

To catch some of their Packer Spirit, check out the photo accompanying this article!

CP offers Adult Day Services at their main campus in Green Bay, as well as their satellite locations in the Fox Cities and the Lakeshore. For information specific to each of these sites, Click Here.

Don't Forget the upcoming 27th. Annual CP Auction - it's a great way to support the clients, and the truly wonderful work of the CP Center! Click Here for Information.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

CP Offers Fall Programs Kids will "SMILE" About

August 16, 2016

The CP Center, a leader in the development and implementation of innovative programming for children, is currently accepting Registrations for its Fall SMILES groups. CP's sensory based strategies are designed to meet the unique needs of children of all abilities.

Sensory, Motor, Interaction, Language and Experiential Solutions (SMILES) provides programming options for a child's unique needs, including communication and language skills, sensory processing, flexibility, balance and coordination, feeding, and self-care skills.

"Some children have difficulty processing certain sensory information," said Chris Harkness, director of Therapy Services for CP, and creator of the SMILES program. "They may find certain articles of clothing irritating, are easily distracted, won't touch or taste certain foods, or have difficulty with social skills. Our goal is to foster an environment where children are challenged to reach their potential, within a safe and engaging space."

Harkness says what makes CP and the SMILES program different, is that the focus is on behavioral indicators instead of diagnostic.

"Focusing on specific behaviors to help assess and determine the best course of treatment, is less limiting, opens up multiple treatment options - that include family involvement - and provides a high rate of success."

SMILES fall programming includes:

Picky Eaters Anonymous focuses on helping children become less anxious, and more accepting of new or non-preferred foods. Children are encouraged to explore a variety of textures and flavors at their own pace.

Sensory Social promotes integration of sensory and motor skills to use in everyday activities like dressing, eating, self-care, and social interaction.

Horse BAC Riding is held at the Rock'N W. Ranch in De Pere. Children in this program will use the movement of being on a horse to improve core strength and control, improve posture and overall coordination. A focus on peer interaction and group skills is also a part of this program.

Sessions are led by CP's experienced physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy staff. Children do not need to have a medical diagnosis to participate in any of the programs. Sessions begin in September, and are offered for children pre-school age and older. Session length and costs vary. For more information, Please Click Here.

To register your child for our unique and innovative programs, call Tammy L. at 920-337-1122. You may pay in advance by cash, check, credit card, or HSA. Payment is due on or before the first day of class.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Adult Day Services Features Swimming

August 11, 2016

One of the CP Center's Adult Day Services core program areas is swimming.

Swimming is one of the key ways in which the CP Center helps clients work on improving their fitness levels.

If you're a swimmer, you may be interested in knowing that the CP Center is looking for Lifeguards and Instructors:

The primary role of the Aquatics Instructor, is to lead a group of individuals through goal-specific aquatic exercises in a safe and effective manner. The primary role of the Aquatics Lifeguard, is to ensure client safety by actively guarding pool patrons, and enforcing pool rules. Instructors and lifeguards will protect and teach people the essentials of proper aquatic swimming, safety techniques, and water exercise.

To apply, or to learn more about these open positions, Click Here.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

 

"No Limits" Ability Awareness Week

July 7, 2016

Did you know that Ability Awareness Week is held annually during the week of the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act?

"No Limits" is a collaboration of the largest disability service agencies in the Green Bay area: ASPIRO, CP Center and Curative Connections.

The purpose of "No Limits" is to showcase the abilities of people who otherwise would be labeled as having a disability, and highlighting the enrichment they bring to our community.

For the week of July 25th-29th, the 3 agencies will be collaborating on daily joint programming, and awareness/fundraising initiatives.

Events will include:

Music Activity at the CP Center

Wine & Canvas at the Green Bay Distillery

Ballroom Dancing at Curative Connections

Restaurant Night at Moe's Southwest Grill and Buffalo Wild Wings

Dine on the Deck, in Downtown Green Bay

And More!

To See the Complete Calendar of "No Limits" Ability Awareness Week events, Click Here!

If you'd like to be part of a worthy enterprise, with deep roots in our community, perhaps you'll be interested in the Full Time and Part Time positions currently available with the CP Center: Click Here.  You can check out CP's Volunteer Opportunities Here.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

When and Where did the CP Center Get Started?

June 28, 2016

Now in its fifth location,with a satellite location on the Lakeshore in Two Rivers, and 125 employees, Cerebral Palsy, Inc., "The CP Center," continues to refine their services to best meet the needs of the community.

But how did it all begin?

In 1952, a group of individuals including parents, physicians, and caregivers identified that children and adults with special physical needs needed a place in Northeast Wisconsin, where they could receive quality rehabilitation and support services.

In 1954, after two years of researching and planning, Cerebral Palsy, Inc. was founded and began operations within the walls of Bellin Hospital. During the inaugural year, the first CP Telethon was broadcast. The community was supportive of this initiative, and $36,000 was raised to support CP.

Through the years, additional community needs have been identified, and CP's services have evolved.

As CP's reach has grown to meet the needs of individuals of all abilities, the need for additional space and employees has also grown. 

In early 2014, they celebrated 60 years of serving Northeast Wisconsin during the live broadcast of the 60th Annual CP Telethon on WBAY-TV 2. The Annual CP Telethon continues to be the longest running local telethon in the United States on the same channel, and the community continues to provide generous support to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and for the CP organization.

If you'd like to be part of a worthy enterprise, with deep roots in our community, perhaps you'll be interested in the Full Time and Part Time positions currently available with the CP Center: Click Here.  You can check out CP's Volunteer Opportunities Here.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Summer S.M.I.L.E.S For Children - Registration Ends Sunday, May 29th!

May 26, 2016

Programs and camps run June 13 - August 12 (unless noted otherwise)

Here's a sneak peek into CP's summer 2016 program:

Picky Eaters Anonymous

Sensory-Social Group

Sensory-Social Down on the Farm

GPS "Navigating Social Communication"

Sports & Leisure

Horse BAC Riding

B.I.K.E. "Bringing Independence to Kids Everywhere"

Intensive Sensory-Motor Camp

Click here for more information

To register your child for S.M.I.L.E.S., and for any of CP's unique and innovative programs, call Tammy Longlais at 920-337-1122

P.S.  Remind Your Golfing Friends about the 28th Annual CP Golf Classic!

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Full Time & Part Time Positions Available

April 21, 2016

If you would like to make a difference, and do great things that positively impact the lives of others, The CP Center invites you to learn more about their currently available career & job opportunities.

Openings include Full Time and Part Time positions in their Green Bay and Lakeshore locations.  The CP Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Positions include Administrative, Reception, Personal Care, and Instructor roles.

To view Openings and Job Descriptions, and for a link to the Employment Application, Please Click Here

Cerebral Palsy Inc. provides caring, personalized, and progressive solutions for a fully inclusive Northeast Wisconsin community.

CP is committed to serving persons of all abilities, no matter their age, and unlocking the potential of each infant, child and adult who comes through their doors. Through its locations in Green Bay, the Fox Cities and on the Lakeshore, CP has served more than 1,600 individuals in the past year.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

The Measure of Who We Are...

April 7, 2016

"The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have." ~ Vince Lombardi

Volunteers add a significant amount of value and worth to deeply enrich and enhance CP's mission: Celebrating all Abilities, and Unlocking Potential.

Whether you would like to volunteer working directly with our children and/or adults on an ongoing weekly basis, one-time for a special event, provide maintenance and grounds support, or volunteer to be on our Board of Directors to oversee CP's operations and services, CP has many opportunities for you to get involved and make a difference.

If you would like to make a difference, and do great things with what you have, The CP Center invites you to learn more, by Clicking Here

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

CP Telethon Was Huge Success - And You Can Still Help!

March 17, 2016

The 62nd Annual CP Telethon was a great success; It was probably one of the top 3 or 4 telethons in its long area history!

The weekend was filled with entertainment from area school groups and individual entertainers.  The atmosphere inside the studio was electric; with volunteers manning the phones, TV crews constantly on the move to capture all of the excitement, and local celebrities offering their time to help support the important work of the CP Center.  As of the close of the Telethon, CP had raised over $1.2 Million.

Jon Syndergaard, Executive Director of the CP Center told us:

“The community has supported the CP Center and our clients very generously, which allows us to continue our mission. A great example of of how financial support helps CP continue it’s important work, was the opening of our Fox Valley Center in 2015.”

To schedule a tour and learn more, please contact Rebecca Kamenick, Fox Cities Site Manager - Phone: 920-968-9109, Email: rkamenick@cp-center.org

If you missed the opportunity to support CP during the weekend, you can still make Your Gift Online, by Clicking Here.

And, If you'd like to look into Employment/Career Opportunites with CP, Please Visit their Careers Page.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Dive-In Movies!

January 21, 2016

Drive-In Movies, in the Winter?

NO!  We said "DIVE-IN" Movies!

Your children will have a blast watching family friendly films while splashing their way through the cold winter months in a 92 degree pool, the warmest pool in town!

Event Details:

$5 per swimmer

30 swimmers max per showing - RSVP required

3 foot wading pool connected to 5 foot swimming pool

92 degree water

Lifeguard on duty

Free popcorn after the movie

Optional bring your own (BYO) pool toys

Dates, Times, and Full Details Available Here

To register online CLICK HERE, or contact Emily Dale at 920-337-1121 x1203 or by email, at: edale@cp-center.org

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

New Board Members & Officers Elected

January 6, 2016

Cerebral Palsy, Inc., a nonprofit organization serving people of all abilities in Northeast Wisconsin, elected five new members to serve on its Board of Directors beginning in January of 2016:

Gary Allen, retired, Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 400

Deb Mauthe, Prevea Health

Karen Lampeurer, Nicolet National Bank

Karen Smits, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Anthony Steffek, Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys at Law.

Each will serve a three year term.

Elected to serve as officers are:

Stephanie Schultz, Festival Foods, President

Karmen Lemke, Wisconsin Public Service, 1st Vice President

Frank Hermans, Let Me Be Frank Productions, 2nd Vice President

Adam Younk, Associated Bank, Treasurer

Jason Muenster, Patina Solutions, Secretary.

Cerebral Palsy Inc. provides caring, personalized, and progressive solutions for a fully inclusive Northeast Wisconsin community.

CP is committed to serving persons of all abilities, no matter their age, and unlocking the potential of each infant, child and adult who comes through their doors. Through its locations in Green Bay, the Fox Cities and on the Lakeshore, CP has served more than 1,600 individuals in the past year.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

The Season for Giving

December 10, 2015

As you go about shopping for gifts these next couple of weeks, please consider supporting one of the "Giving Trees" at the CP Center in Green Bay.

Decorate Tree #1 with NEW hats, mittens and scarves for children and adults at Freedom House Green Bay, and place gently used bedding (blankets, quilts, etc.) under the tree for the Leadership Green Bay ‪#‎BlanketingBrownCounty‬ drive.

Or take an ornament from Tree #2, and pick up small items to support the CP Centers' programs.

This is a wonderful way to share the Joy of the Season with those in need.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

CP Job/Volunteer Recruitment Fair

September 11, 2015

Unlock Your Potential with the CP Centers!

You are invited to unlock your potential with the CP Centers! Join them for a Job/Volunteer Recuritment Fair Tuesday, September 22, 1-6pm.

If you like to bring hope to other people, and to touch the lives of individiuals of all abilities, stop in during the recruitment fair at the Green Bay location; 2801 South Webster Avenue, with your resume and completed application*.

Staff will be available for:

Immediate on-site interviews for all available positions AND volunteer opportunities at all of CP’s locations

To share more information about about CP's caring, personalized and progressive services

To Provide tours

For a complete list of available employment and volunteer positions, visit www.cp-center.org

*Hard Copy applications will also be available during the recruitment fair.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Part Time and Full Time Positions Available at CP Center!

July 23, 2015

If you enjoy helping others, and making a difference in your community, The CP Center may have just the position you're looking for:


Aquatics Receptionist - Part-Time (26.25 hours/week)
Monday: 2:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.; Tuesday 2:00p.m.-7:45p.m.; Wednesday 2:00p.m.-8:00p.m.; Thursday 2:00p.m.-7:30p.m.; Friday 1:30p.m.-4:30p.m.

Speech/Language Pathologist – Children’s Services - Full Time - 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday

Childcare - Assistant Director - Full Time - 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday

Childcare - 4(k) Teacher - Full Time - 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday

Childcare - Toddler Teacher - Full Time - 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday

Adult Day Services - Personal Care Specialist - Part Time - 23.5 hours/week, Monday-Thursday 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m.; Friday 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor - Part Time - 26.5 hours/week, Monday 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor - Full Time - 37.5 hours/week, Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Adult Day Services - Personal Care Specialist - Full Time - 40 hours/week, Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm

For Information on these positions, Click Here

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Assistive Communication Technologies - Helping to "Get the Word(s) Out!"

July 1, 2015

The inability to speak or to speak clearly is isolating and limits individuals from participating in academic, social and vocational pursuits.

Specifically trained speech pathologists and communication technology specialists assess and train individuals in the functional use of basic non-speech communication boards to sophisticated computer–based devices with electronic speech output including the i-Pad.

Some people with physical challenges are prevented from using home, school and business computers in their conventional forms. Adaptive computer access assists them in meeting these challenges using effective alternative equipment, modifications as needed and workstation adjustments to maximize independent computer utilization.

Programming and services are available to individuals with, but not limited to the following diagnoses and/or conditions:

Adults 

ALS 

Arthritis

CP

Muscular Dystrophy

MS

Stroke

Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual impairment

Children

Apraxia

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Behavioral/Emotional Instability

CP

Developmental Delays

For Directions, and for more information about the CP Center, please click on the links below:

Click here, to view a short video, showing the Possibilities the CP Center Offers you and your family.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Do You Enjoy Helping Others? CP Center May Have Just the Job for you!

June 25, 2015

Despite the oft repeated mantra, "There's no job openings in Green Bay," we keep seeing really good jobs being offered by top notch companies and non-profits right here in Green Bay, Allouez, De Pere, and the surrounding area.

The CP Center, for example, has some great Full Time and Part Time openings right now:

Support Specialist - Full Time - 40 hours/week

Childcare - Assistant Director - Full Time - 40 hours/week

Childcare - 4(k) Teacher - Full Time - 40 hours/week

Childcare - Toddler Teacher - Full Time - 40 hours/week

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor - Monday 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. - 26.5 hours/week

Adult Day Services - Personal Care Specialist - Part Time - 23.5 hours/week
Monday-Thursday 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m.; Friday 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

Adult Day Services - Adult Instructor - Full Time - 37.5 hours/week
Monday-Friday, 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

For Information on these positions, Click Here

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

CP Center Offers a Playground For Your Kids ~ Did You Know?

May 28, 2015

The Robert Cloud Memorial Playground for Children of All Abilities

This boundless, adaptive playground provides children of all abilities with opportunities to play side by side in an inclusive environment.

The playground has a poured-in-place rubber surface, for easy access and movement for wheel chairs, adaptive swings that provide trunk and core support so all children can experience the swinging motion, different kinds of access areas to get onto the climbing structure, and so much more.

The playground is separated into two areas; both with slides and climbing structures, for children to experience large motor play.

A lower to the ground structure on the toddler side provides access for younger, smaller children to climb onto the play structure with or without assistance. The larger side is for pre-school age+ children to climb and play, with and without assistance if wanted or needed.

The CP Center invites families from the community who have children -- with and without special needs – to use their playground under the supervision of a responsible adult.

Public Access Hours:

Saturdays & Sundays: Dawn until Dusk
Monday - Friday: After 5:30PM until Dusk, and when not in use by Cerebral Palsy, Inc. programs.
**Please note, the building is not accessible during these times.


For Directions, and for more information about the CP Center, please click on the links below:

Click here, to view a short video, showing the Possibilities the CP Center Offers you and your family.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Registration Now Open For 27th Annual CP/Humana Golf Classic

May 14, 2015

Monday, July 13th, 2015
Thornberry Creek at Oneida

Join the CP Center for this unique event where leaders from various industries come together to support an important mission: “Celebrating All Abilities and Unlocking Potential.”

This upscale event has been sold out in the past and we anticipate 54 foursomes (216 golfers) to join us again this year. With your support, the CP Center will impact 1,600+ infants, children and adults throughout Northeast Wisconsin each year.

To Learn More, and to Find out How to Register, Click Here, or contact Emily Dale, Event Coordinator, at edale@cp-center.org or call (920) 337-1121 ext. 1203.

 

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

CP Center - A "Best Kept Secret?" or, ...Did You Know...

May 12, 2015

Even with the annual, long-running and popular, locally televised "CP Telethon," and with last week's win in the Large Business Category of the 2015 Allouez Excellence in Business Awards, It seems that the CP Center may still be a "Best Kept Secret" in some respects.

Many in the Green Bay area may not be aware of the multitude and variety of services provided by the CP Center, including:

Aqua Therapy

Swimming and Daycare

Adult Day Services

Educational Opportunities

Assistive Communication Technologies

and more...

Click here, to view a short video, showing the Possibilities the CP Center Offers you and your family.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Common Paths Early Education & Care ~ Did You Know?

April 14, 2015

Common Paths Early Education & Care – a program of the CP Center – provides quality child care and learning opportunities for all children, with and without special needs, in an inclusive, accepting, environment.

Opportunities abound for children with special challenges to interact with other children, helping all to grow by working, playing, and developing personal relationships with each other, regardless of their abilities. Common Paths feels it is vital that all children experience a typical learning environment as they grow and play together in an inclusive setting. Children are encouraged to interact with peer models, realize potential skills more freely, make new friends, and learn about each other.

Inclusive child care programs have the same basic characteristics as other child care programs:

All children participate in a social and cooperative learning environment

Teachers recognize each child's strengths and abilities

Modifications are made to activities so each child may benefit from participating.

Common Paths is committed to helping all children develop:

The ability to make decisions and set goals for oneself

The ability to work with other children and adults in a cooperative way

The ability to view oneself and others in a positive way

The ability to appreciate and respect individual similarities and differences

The ability to reach ones' fullest potential in all areas of development-at one's own pace

The ability to approach problems in a variety of ways

Ages: 6 weeks - 8 years
Licensed for 89 children
Click here for additional details.

Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday, 6:30am - 5:30pm

Common Paths Early Education & Care is open to the public. For enrollment details contact the Director of Childcare at 920-337-1121 ext. 1216.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

Educational Opportunities at CP Center ~ Did You Know?

March 26, 2015

CP wants to be your one-stop destination when seeking connections to information, specialized services, treatment strategies and programming options.

They have created unique education opportunities for you.

CP offers two distinct education programs available to meet your needs:

Connection Point: Workshops and skill-building seminars for families, caregivers and providers. Topics will vary from feeding and swallowing, to sensory processing disorders, to playful parenting, and more!

Celebrating All Abilities: Educational disability awareness program, including curriculum and fun activities for schools, clubs and organizations!

If your club or organization is looking for a CP representative to speak at your meetings, please contact Claire Williams, Director of Communications at 920-337-1121 ext. 1257, or via email.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

CEREBRAL PALSY, INC. THANKS NORTHEAST WISCONSIN FOR SIXTY-ONE YEARS OF SUPPORT

March 9, 2015

Over the past two days, more than 700 community volunteers together produced the 61st Annual CP Telethon, a 15 hour live television fundraiser. Community support included individuals and groups from area organizations and businesses; national and local entertainers; WBAY-TV2 personnel; and CP families, Board members and staff.

“It is amazing what a community can do together, not just this year, but for sixty plus years,” said Jon Syndergaard, CP’s Executive Director. He added, “CP began when community members saw a need for services for children and adults with special needs. Sixty-one years later, the community still recognizes that need and continues to support us in a variety of ways. We are grateful for and humbled by their continued support.”

CP, a locally run and funded non-profit, relies on community support, and funds raised from the Annual CP Telethon, to provide services to children and adults with mobility, sensory, fine and gross motor, and communication conditions. As CP has grown, the Northeast Wisconsin community has continued to help them meet the increasing demands for the caring, personalized, and professional services they provide for children and adults in the community.

Services provided include Birth to 3 and pediatric therapies, assistive communication technologies, aquatic swim and exercise, adult occupational therapy, inclusive child care, adult day services, and outreach services to people of all ages.

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

CP Telethon ~ Saturday, March 7th: LIVE on WBAY-TV2!

March 5, 2015

The Annual CP Telethon is a 2-day fundraising event broadcast on live television the first full weekend of March each year.

"In addition to being our most critical fundraiser of the year, it is an opportunity for raising awareness about the services we provide and to hear the stories/meet first-hand some of the children and adults who benefit from the services we offer.

Your support of the Telethon brings hope and touches the lives of each child and adult who comes through the CP Center doors. Thanks to you and our generous community, CP has been able to provide quality, caring services to local Northeast Wisconsin children and adults with a variety of conditions, including mobility, communication, fine and gross motor development, sensory integration and many others for 60+ years."

There are many ways your support will make an impact.

For complete details, and to learn more about Annual CP Telethon Sponsorship Opportunities: Click Here

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

CP Centers' Adult Day Services Now Open in Fox Valley!

February 11, 2015

NOW OPEN - CP's Adult Day Services satellite center in the Fox Cities!

The CP Centers' Adult Day Services provides functional skills training to adults with physical and developmental disabilities.

Adults participate in structured programming aimed to maximize each person’s level of independence. Our well trained staff works with individuals to maximize their skills in Core Program Areas:
Swim & Exercise
Sensory
Functional Recreation
Social Recreation
Functional Life Skills

The new Fox Valley Satellite facility is located at 1113 West Kennedy Avenue, in Kimberly.

Families looking for enrollment information; please contact Julie Tetzlaff, Director of Adult Day Services at 920-337-1122

CP Centers' Adult Day Services Coming to Fox Valley

January 22, 2015

As announced in a release on December 9th, 2014, the CP Center is expanding Adult Day Services to the Fox Valley Region in January. CP will use sixty plus years of proven experience to serve the needs of adults with physical and developmental disabilities in Outagamie and surrounding counties. The new Fox Valley Satellite facility is located at 1113 West Kennedy Avenue, in Kimberly.

Adult Day Services, with locations in Green Bay, on the Lakeshore in Two Rivers, and coming soon to the Fox Valley, provide functional skills training to adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Adults participate in structured programming aimed to maximize each person’s level of independence. Our well trained staff work with individuals to maximize their skills in Core Program Areas:

Swim & Exercise
Sensory
Functional Recreation
Social Recreation
Functional Life Skills

Nicolet National Bank (Nicolet), a long-time partner and supporter of CP, is a strategic partner in the development of the new center, and will financially assist in getting the site up and running.

To learn more, contact the Director of Adult Day Services: (920) 337-1121 ext. 1239.

CP Center Launches New Website!

January 8, 2015

The CP Centers, with three area locations – Green Bay, Two Rivers, and Kimberly – has recently launched their brand new website.

While the site continues to be located at http://www.cp-center.org/, it offers a highly functional and visually appealing visitor experience.

We, at the Green Bay News Network, extend our congratulations to the CP Centers on this new look, and we encourage you to visit and support this very worthwhile community organization.

"Cerebral Palsy, Inc. has proudly been providing innovative & quality services to individuals in Northeast Wisconsin since 1954. We are committed to serving persons of all abilities, no matter their age, and unlocking the potential of each infant, child and adult who comes through our doors."

You can contact the CP Center in Green Bay, by calling 920.337.1122, or by visiting them at 2801 South Webster Avenue.

CP Center to Present Triumph Relay for All Abilities

December 3, 2014

Claire Williams, Director of Communications for the CP Centers (Green Bay Area and Lakeshore Centers) is very excited about their upcoming event on Saturday, December 13th:

The CP Centers are partnering with myTeam Triumph and 34tunate for an indoor relay run/walk on St. Norbert College’s campus at Schuldes Sport Center. This mission inspired event will bring people with disabilities (called Captains) together with teams of people who are able bodied (called Angels) for a total of 3.4 hours.

The event is limited to 10 teams of 5-10 Angels. Click here to create your team of Angels now.

Join the fun on December 13th to cheer on the teams and shop for your holiday baked goods at the bake sale, or donate used shoes for Soles for Jesus, a wonderful cause also being supported by 34tunate!

Click Here for additional details about Triumph Relay for All Abilities.

A Frank's Christmas – C.P. Center Benefit Performance - November 28th

November 11, 2014

On Friday, November 28th, at the Meyer Theatre in Green Bay, you can enjoy a Great Christmas Show, AND support the Great Work of the C.P. Center

“A N.E. Wisconsin tradition since 2000. This is a must see! The all new Christmas musical will warm your hearts and tickle your funny bone!”

Frank and the gang have quite the Christmas show for the whole family all set for you! Last year Jack Frost found out he could talk to the figurines in the windows at Prange's, well he wants to tell the world he can talk to puppets. H.C. Prange has sent for his sister Amy from Ireland to talk some sense into him, or he’s going to be fired. Amy meets all the Prange's Christmas window figurines and…..she too starts to believe just like the children...Great story and great songs.

Ticket Price: $32*

*$10 per ticket will benefit the CP Center.

Plus, enter a 50/50 cash raffle and bid on great silent auction items to get a head start on Christmas present shopping.

The doors open at 6:30pm, and the Show starts at 8:00pm

Book tickets by calling Ticketstar at 920-494-3401 or online at www.ticketstaronline.com

CP's Outreach Services Collaborates to Meet Needs

October 27, 2014

We've all heard the saying “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.” The CP Center's Outreach Services puts the truth and message of that saying into action as part of their daily effort to assist families with special needs.

As Amy Murphy, Community Outreach Specialist, wrote in a recent issue of “Embracing All Abilities,”

Through collaboration, one of the six core values that CP has identified as the foundation of our organization, CP’s Outreach Services provides for those in need of financial assistance to purchase adaptive equipment to enhance their mobility, independence, safety and sensory needs. A special thank you to the donors who contribute to this need in our community.

*Remember to Save the Date for The CP Telethon! March 1 & 2nd 

Help CP Center Win a Technology Makeover!

September 5, 2014

Cerebral Palsy Inc. has a great opportunity to win a technology makeover, and they need your help.

Cerebral Palsy Inc. is  participating in the 360 My Office contest and we could win a $10,000 or $15,000 office technology makeover. All you need to do to help them win is vote!

Vote once per day between Sept. 8 - 22, at www.mbm360.com/vote

This is a very simple way to support a great organization that provides so much vlaude to the Greater Green Bay Area.

Remember to mark your calendars to vote daily between September 8th and 22nd!

Thank you!

CP Center Joins the Network!

July 21, 2014

Cerebral Palsy, Inc. (CP Center) has joined the GB News Network!

Since 1954, Cerebral Palsy, Inc. has been serving Northeast Wisconsin. Originally established to serve the needs of individuals with cerebral palsy, services have evolved throughout the years as other community needs have been identified. Our reach has expanded to serve many individuals, no matter their age, and additional conditions, including: Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Speech and Language Needs, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integration, Arthritis, Back Pain, Post Stroke, Post Surgical, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Amputees, Diabetes, Head Injury, Developmental Delays, Accident Recovery, Sports Injury, and MORE.

Our essential services include: Adult Day Services, Adult Occupational Therapy, Communications Technologies, Children’s Developmental Services, Aquatic Swim & Exercise, Inclusive Childcare and Outreach Services.

Because of our growth and changes in services over the years, our mission was updated in 2014 to reflect all those we serve and all that we are doing: Celebrating all abilities and unlocking potential.

Also known as the CP Centers, we are an independent, locally funded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. All of the money raised by our organization stays local to assist people in Northeast Wisconsin.

For complete details, visit www.cp-center.org or call 920-337-1122

Welcome to the network, CP Center, and thank you for all you do for our community!