Friendships and relationships

We all need friends .

People who choose to be with us, accept us unconditionally, share a viewpoint, can challenge us, and who want the best for us. For many reasons it can be challenging for adults with cerebral palsy and similar conditions to make and sustain friendships and relationships long term. But the mutual benefits, both for people with and without disability, of positive friendships and relationships cannot be underestimated. ​

We offer information, assessment, intervention and evaluation tailored to the unique needs of each individual, their family and the goals that are important to them.

We help adults learn and put into practice the skills they need to form and maintain fulfilling friendships and relationships.

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

How we can help

What we help with
  • Building communication and conversation skills
  • Building social and emotional skills
  • Friendship and relationship education
  • Participation in group activities and outings
  • Social skills to build and maintain friendships and relationships with others
Who can help

Our trained and dedicated staff support adults and their families.

You can work with our:  

  • Exercise physiologists
  • Lifestyles teams
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech pathologists
How we can help

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

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community

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

Tell me more

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

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