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Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance has been operating for over 70 years. The organisation was developed by a group of parents of children with cerebral palsy and was originally known as the Spastic Centre of New South Wales.

For over a decade they have also been driving international research into the prevention, treatment and cure of cerebral palsy through their CPA Research Foundation.

They are committed to improving outcomes for people with cerebral palsy through global research into prevention, treatment and cure. This is achieved through the Research Institute and Research Foundation of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Vision and mission

Cerebral Palsy Alliance's purpose is to help babies, children, teenagers and adults living with neurological and physical disabilities lead the most comfortable, independent and inclusive lives possible.

They imagine a world where people with disability are fully included, active and contributing members of society, realising their full potential. Technological innovation has the potential to reduce barriers and become a powerful driver of inclusion.

How Cerebral Palsy Alliance can help

Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides world-class services for people living with cerebral palsy and other physical and neurological disabilities including acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, genetic conditions, global developmental delay, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease and stroke.

These services include therapy, accommodation, community access programs, respite, early intervention, lifestyle supports, assistive technology and equipment. With 55 sites across NSW and ACT, services are provided to around 4000 clients, including children, teenagers and adults.

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Call 1300 888 378 for client consultant assistance 8am to 5pm Mon to Fri

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This information was originally published on healthdirect - Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Last reviewed: February 2020

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CPA Telepractice | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a non-profit that provides services to thousands of people with a disability and their families. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects the way that a person moves.

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What is cerebral palsy? | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a non-profit that provides services to thousands of people with a disability and their families. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects the way that a person moves.

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Interventions and Therapies | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a non-profit that provides services to thousands of people with a disability and their families. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects the way that a person moves.

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Assessments and Outcome Measures | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Assessments are used to understand the types and severity of cerebral palsy (diagnosis), to help make predictions about the future (prognosis), to assist with planning interventions and to measure the...

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Early Childhood Intervention | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a non-profit that provides services to thousands of people with a disability and their families. Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects the way that a person moves.

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Stroke | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted and brain cells die. A stroke can lead to permanent brain damage or death, so should always be treated as a medical emergency.

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Motor neurone disease | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Motor neurone disease is a condition that causes progressive weakness and paralysis of the muscles that allow people to move, breathe, swallow and speak.

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Autism spectrum disorder | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

People with autism spectrum disorder find it hard to relate to others socially and have problems with communication and behaviour. A lifelong disorder, it is often diagnosed in childhood.

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Muscular dystrophy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of rare diseases which progressively weaken muscles.

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Cerebral palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a physical disability that affects movement and posture. It is a permanent life-long condition, but generally does not worsen over time.

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