Bringing CNS Members Together to Make Children’s Lives Better


Vision and Mission

The vision of the Child Neurology Society is to create a future where children with neurological and developmental disorders have equitable access to the best care and support and where professionals who care for them are recognized and valued for their contributions to the field of child neurology.​

The Child Neurology Society is an inclusive professional organization whose mission is to promote the optimal care of children with neurological and developmental disorders by providing education, advocacy, and support for clinicians and researchers in child neurology.​​

The future of CNS is now! Learn about the Child Neurology Society’s strategic three-year plan to bolster its future as the preeminent professional organization for child neurologists and researchers in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

Annual Membership Report

2023 Annual Membership Report

Discover the impact of your membership with CNS! Our 2023 year-end report is here, offering a detailed look at our membership’s growth, engagement, and impact. Dive into the data and join us in our mission to advance child neurology and improve children’s lives. Thank you for being part of our community!

Child Neurologists

Child neurologists are specially trained physicians who have followed up their four-year medical school education with a five-year post-graduate training regimen consisting of two years training in pediatrics, one year in general neurology, and two years in pediatric neurology.

In 1968, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology awarded the first board certificate in Neurology “with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology.” Three years later, in 1972, the Child Neurology Society was founded with an initial enrollment of 223 members. There are, at present, over 70 university-based training programs in child neurology in the United States and Canada, and over 2000 child neurologists in the CNS.

CNS Web Site

The CNS Web Site is primarily designed to serve the ongoing academic, research, and practice-based needs of our members. It is an informational resource and portal to other websites for professionals working in related fields, medical students interested in exploring careers in child neurology, and parents of children searching for a child neurologist, support groups, or other websites which may prove useful in helping to understand and address the challenges confronting families.