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Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliancehas 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 cerebral palsy and similiar 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 similiar conditions including acquired brain injury, genetic conditions, global developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, 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: June 2022

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Supporting Josie living with Rett | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Josie Suta was diagnosed with Rett syndrome in the UK at just 20 months before her family relocated to Australia in 2016.

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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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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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Global development delay | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Every child develops at her or his own pace – some will be faster than you’d expect, and others will be slower than you’d expect.

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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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Muscular dystrophy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

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

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Acquired brain injury | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

An acquired brain injury can have a lasting impact on a person’s ability to move, communicate, think and remember, and can affect their life, work and relationships.

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All Services and programs | 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.

Read more on Cerebral Palsy Alliance website

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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