Who we are

Who we are

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a ground-breaking, global centre of expertise for cerebral palsy research, advocacy, intervention and assistive technology innovation.

As the world’s largest private funder of cerebral palsy research, we bring together a powerful alliance of great minds. Our research-informed interventions are world-class, our unique accelerator program is unlocking the potential of technology to drive greater inclusion for people with disability, and our voice is a powerhouse for bringing together communities and countries in effecting change.

For over 75 years, we have been driven by our founders’ vision of a future where nothing is impossible for people with cerebral palsy and similar conditions. Today, the 17million+ global cerebral palsy community, together with our 2500+ employees and 150,000+ donors, fundraisers and entrepreneurs, are contributing to solving the next set of impossibilities.

We believe that one person can have an idea, but it takes different skills and the knowledge of many people to make that idea become real.

This is what happens when great minds think differently.

This is Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Our Reconciliation Action Plan

We’re committed to doing our part in the journey towards healing this country. Our first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan was launched in July 2022.

For over a decade we have been driving international research into the prevention, treatment and cure of cerebral palsy through our CPA Research Foundation.

We’ve dedicated millions of dollars to the study and implementation of prevention, and committed ourselves to the advancement of treatments for those living with cerebral palsy. The reason we’re here today is that a cure is possible, and our Cerebral Palsy Research Institute and Foundation are determined to find it.

The establishment of the Research Institute, is part of our commitment to designing a consolidated international roadmap for cerebral palsy research. Together, we have built a foundation that has made great progress in prevention strategies and treatments, and put cerebral palsy on the map for the world’s research community.

Research is the journey between where we are now and where we want to be. For the families we work with each and every day, research is the hope for a life lived to its complete potential.

We imagine a world where people with disability are fully included, active and contributing members of society, realising their full potential. Technological innovation has the potential to reduce barriers and become a powerful driver of inclusion.

Remarkable is Australia’s first disability tech accelerator. We connect inclusive start-ups with the capital, expertise and skills they need to succeed. Our award winning* 16-week accelerator program has been tailored to early stage start-ups looking to build sustainable enterprises that have a big social impact.

*2017 Macquarie Social Innovation Award for an innovative solution that addresses an unmet social need.

We are a registered training organisation and leaders in disability training.  With over 70 years’ experience in the disability sector, we offer a range of services to clients and support the development of a skilled and confident workforce to meet the growing demands of the disability sector.