The Academy is the not-for-profit educational arm of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. We offer a wide range of accredited online and in-person courses, webinars, and hands-on programs with the common goal of improving patient outcomes. 

The Academy is committed to creating an inclusive, authentic and comfortable learning environment that celebrates and supports all learners. We are dedicated to providing the highest-quality teaching regardless of race, age, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation/identity, ability, religion, language or culture. Above all, we believe that everyone should feel safe, respected and welcomed when attending our programs at the hospital or online. We encourage the sharing of experiences and perspectives so we can learn from one another, and from our varied points of view.


Download 2022 Academic Calendar: HERE

Featured Learning

Pediatric Gait Course

Pediatric Gait (OSKAR) with Elaine Owen

Join us this October for a 7 session online course as we learn how to analyze typical and atypical patterns of standing, stepping and walking with full gait cycles. Advanced pediatric Gait course will be offered February 10, 2023.

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Unlimited Webinar Package

1 Year Unlimited Webinar Package

Can't decide what webinar to view? Why not purchase unlimited access to them all?

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Cerebral Palsy Course in August

3rd Annual Cerebral Palsy Course

Join us this August for the return of our popular CP course as we explore the management of CP and its impact on social, family and community engagement in adolescence to early adulthood (ages 13-21).

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Our Course Catalog

Learn from home! The entire 2021-2022 season is online.

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