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As 2022 Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott blazed a trail as the first person to serve in the role with a visible disability. After twelve months in the role, we asked some of our CPActive Champions what Dylan’s work to increase representation and awareness of disability has meant to them.

The NDIS is about to turn ten, and a report NDIS 2.0 launched by Get Skilled Access, spearheaded by Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott, outlines what’s worked, areas for improvement. The report indicates how the NDIS works to benefit children.

The 2023 Australian Cerebral Palsy Register (ACPR) Report has been launched today by the Honourable Bill Shorten MP, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Government Services, revealing that Australia continues to lead the world in reducing the prevalence and severity of cerebral palsy.

Although the news has been dominated by COVID-19, there’s another virus that’s been keeping our researchers busy.

Children with cerebral palsy will wear specially designed wearable sensors as part of a new research project that seeks to overcome the alarming statistic that some young people with complex CP can spend 96 per cent of their day seated or lying down.

A team of researchers, parents, engineers and clinicians have come together to investigate how toys could be made more accessible to better meet the needs of young children with significant motor and physical needs - and we need your input!

Imagine a world where wheelchair-accessible roller-coasters existed, cinemas encouraged augmented communication devices and airplanes had spaces for powered wheelchairs. This is not the world we live now... but a new theatre production created and performed by actors with cerebral palsy explores 

Play is a vital part of every child's life - but for children with physical disabilities, many toys are inacessible or difficult to interact with. University of Sydney biomedical engineering students are working to change this, designing prototype toys that are fun, safe and accessible.

Australia has a golden opportunity to embrace recent advancements in technology innovation and become a world leader in creating a more equitable and accessible society, Remarkable Founder Pete Horsley has told the Disability Royal Commission.