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You might recognise the smiling boy in the photo? His name is Ethan and he was born on Easter Sunday, 2004.

This year Ethan would have turned 18, but sadly, like 50% of children born with severe CP, he passed away before he could celebrate his 18th Birthday. Ethan was only 6 years old when he passed.

Thu 21 Jul 2022
It takes a community

Don, now 76, was one of the original 16 children who lived at 35 Glover Street, Mosman. They all loved playing together and taking regular trips to Queen Street for education, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy.

Elsa’s connection to CP begins in the Netherlands, where she grew up. One of Elsa’s very close family friend was a young girl named Lineka, who lived with CP.

Technology is helping CPA reimagine therapy for children with disability. From powered wheelchairs, augmented alternative communication devices, eye-gaze technology and more, there is no doubt new innovations have and will continue to improve the lives of people with disability.

One device that has made a huge impact on therapy is the Magic Carpet.

Fri 18 Jun 2021
Honouring a friend

A close friend living with CP inspired Dr Robert Higgs to name Cerebral Palsy Alliance as a beneficiary in his will.

It was the Disney film that never happened.

Ella received a Telepractice Support Kit, thanks to a grant from the City of Newcastle during the COVID-19 crisis. 

Wed 27 Jan 2021
Beating the odds

Nicholas had a five percent chance of survival when he was born. Now 23 years old, he is doing the Krazy Kosci Klimb.

Wed 27 Jan 2021
A life of giving

Towards the end of last year, we farewelled one of our most loyal and loved supporters, Renate Cowan.