Real life stories

Growing up watching her OT mum support clients at CPA’s Prairiewood was all the inspiration needed for former CPA volunteer Joanna to set her sights firmly on pursuing a career in Allied Health.

Sienna is a fun-loving 13-year-old. She's still managing to achieve her goals while in social isolation amidst the pandemic, with the help of her CPA therapists. Here's how she stays motivated. 

Mum, Susan answers a Q&A about how her 5 year old son, Alex's therapy is going via Telepractice and how it's helped him to flourish at Kindergarten. 

Being an animal lover myself, it was a privilege to participate in a recent Animal Campaign Workshop, one of CPA’s exciting youth programs, now being delivered via Telepractice. 

All relationships experience demands and stresses, but having a child with a disability adds extra pressure. Parents Hiam and Joe share how their relationship has survived.

Maria is one of life’s great adventurers. Her wanderlust has taken her around the world – from Britain, to Alaska and Japan. Her philosophy is “life is precious and you need to grab hold of it and live it your way.”  

Eight year old Harry's family moved to Australia from the UK to give Harry a better life. His mum, carer and therapist talk about his progress and whether the move was a success. 

Being a parent has to be the most rewarding yet toughest job. So, imagine the challenges a parent with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) faces when their child also has ADHD.

Tue 11 Feb 2020
Teaming up for the twins

2019 was a big year for 59-year-old twins, Kerry and Steven in Sydney’s west. It was the year when they finally moved out of their parents’ home, thanks to the joint efforts of CPA and Hume Community Housing.