Parent and family support

Parents and caregivers are a baby’s most important relationship and a huge amount of time is spent together

This can make it challenging to juggle and meet other life commitments. So, it is also important for parents and families to look after themselves, spend quality time together and feel emotionally, mentally and physically well equipped to look after their new baby. If you have received a new diagnosis for your baby, such as cerebral palsy or a similar condition, this can lead to even more stress and uncertainty, and can place pressure on families and relationships. A family centred-approach to care, service, and advice is critical to the process of navigating and understanding a new diagnosis and learning about the future. Therefore, for young babies and children, focus on the whole family unit is a critical element of support provided.

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with
  • Attachment and relationship building with your baby
  • Establishing positive daily care routines
  • Information and advice about cerebral palsy, your child’s development and the journey ahead
Who can help

Our trained and dedicated staff support babies and their families.

You can work with our:  

  • Occupational therapists  
  • Physiotherapists 
  • Speech pathologists
How we can help

We offer a blended model of services to meet the individual needs of babies and their families. 

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community 
  • Or via Telepractice
Funding supports

If you have a funding package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can work with you to maximise the benefits. You can purchase supports using your: 

  • Capacity Building budget 
    • Improved Daily Living  (15)
    • Increased Social and Community Participation (9)
    • Improved Relationships  (11)

  • CPA Babies at Risk Program: A free short-term service provided by CPA, to children under 2 years of age, who have a diagnosis of, or are at risk of, Cerebral Palsy. Fundraising has made the program possible. The program aims to assist families in accessing NDIS funding. This service is in place until a NDIS plan is approved. Please contact CPA for information on what services are available under this short-term program.   

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