Leisure and hobbies

Hobbies are activities that we do for pleasure in our spare time.

These can include reading, camping, arts, gaming, going to music festivals and hanging out with friends. All are ways that your teen can be involved and participate in activities they enjoy.

Participation has an important impact on a young person’s development. Teenagers with cerebral palsy (CP) can be more restricted in their participation, for a range of reasons. As a result, they participate less often, compared to their typically developing peers. For many teenagers, increased participation is a goal. They may find it hard to join in some fun activities and need help to work out how to join in more.

When this is the case, interventions should be focused on supporting teenagers to overcome any personal, social, and environmental barriers they experience.

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

How we can help

What we help with
  • Assistive technology to enable participation in leisure activities or hobbies
  • Interventions to support engaging in leisure interests and hobbies
  • Interventions to support increased Social and Community Participation
  • School holiday programs
  • Sports camps
  • Term-based programs
Who can help
  • Our trained and dedicated staff are experts in supporting leisure activities and hobbies for teenagers and their families. 

    You can work with our:  

    • Assistive technology experts
    • Disability support practitioner
    • Exercise physiologists
    • Occupational therapists  
    • Physiotherapists  
    • Sports coaches  
How we can help

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

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community
  • At camps, outings and intensives
  • Or via Telepractice 

A small group session may be recommended. Groups can be attended in person 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)

  • Core Support budget  
    • Assistance with Special and Community Participation (4) 

  • Capital Supports budget  
    • Assistive Technology (5)

Tell me more

We will respond as soon as possible, between Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

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