Real life stories

Disability activist and author Hannah Diviney talks about celebrating the community wide commitment to STEPtember, her excitment for the upcoming World CP Day and the endless possibilities of assistive technology in her column this month. 

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Port Macquarie Therapy Manager Alex Wilson mentored students from a local primary school to design accessible clothing, which was showcased at the STEM Make a Difference (MAD) design conference in Melbourne.

My name is Suzanne. I have been volunteering for the Cerebral Palsy Alliance for the past 5 years and enjoyed every minute of it.

It’s a chilly July day when my mum, sister and I drive into an industrial warehouse in Alexandria. Butterflies are swarming around my stomach, their wings beating hard against my ribcage...

I’m Marie. I wear many hats; as a student in my first year at Western Sydney University studying communications, and I work as a Disability Support Practitioner for Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

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.

Hannah Diviney, our columnist and disability advocate celebrates Disability Pride Month, and encourages disabled people to find pride in their life, no matter what their body or brain has been through.

Laurel Bennett became widely known and loved for her appearance on the TV show ‘The Dog House’ – but she’d been a huge part of everyday life at Cerebral Palsy Alliance for decades. CPA pays tribute to a much-loved member of our community, client and friends, who recently passed away at the age of 77.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance client Nick Lapsley has achieved a lot in his 21 years – he’s a young disability activist with CPActive, a public speaker, student and successful fundraiser. To celebrate Disability Pride Month, Nick has written about his journey so far.