About Us


The Cortical Malformation & Cephalic Disorder (CMCD) Foundation, founded in 2014, is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients and their families who have been affected by the diagnosis of a cortical malformation or a cephalic disorder.


The CMCD Foundation was founded by a mother of child diagnosed with both of these conditions, after she found herself with very little information and support after receiving her son's diagnoses. Cortical malformations and cephalic disorders are both rare neurological conditions that are often caused by a disturbance that occurs early in the development of the fetal nervous system. Given the rarity of these disorders, families who are faced with one of these diagnoses often have limited information and support, even within the medical community.

Often times, these disorders result in developmental disabilities, epilepsy, and other medical complications, only furthering the challenges that patients and their families face. Not only are we committed to raising awareness and increasing patient support, we are also dedicating ourselves to being the voice for all who face a disability.