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Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance has been operating for over 70 years. The organisation was developed by a group of parents of children with cerebral palsy and was originally known as the Spastic Centre of New South Wales.

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

They are committed to improving outcomes for people with cerebral palsy through global research into prevention, treatment and cure. This is achieved through the Research Institute and Research Foundation of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Mission and vision

Cerebral Palsy Alliance's purpose is to help babies, children, teenagers and adults living with neurological and physical disabilities lead the most comfortable, independent and inclusive lives possible.

They 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.

How Cerebral Palsy Alliance can help

Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides world-class services for people living with cerebral palsy and other physical and neurological disabilities including acquired brain injury, autism spectrum disorder, genetic conditions, global developmental delay, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson's disease and stroke.

These services include therapy, accommodation, community access programs, respite, early intervention, lifestyle supports, assistive technology and equipment. With 55 sites across NSW and ACT, services are provided to around 4000 clients, including children, teenagers and adults.

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Last reviewed: February 2020

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Manual Ability Classification System (MACS) | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

The ability of children from 4 - 18 years old with cerebral palsy to handle objects in everyday activities can be categorised into 5 levels using the Manual Ability Classification...

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Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

The gross motor function of children and young people with cerebral palsy can be categorised into 5 different levels using a tool called the Gross Motor Function Classification System Expanded...

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Communication and Language Development | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Children with cerebral palsy may experience difficulties with communication in areas such as speech, the development of gesture and facial expression, receptive and expressive language and voice production.

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What is the General Movements Assessment? | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

The General Movements Assessment is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to identify neurological issues which may lead to cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. The assessment can be completed from...

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Parkinsons disease | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Parkinsons disease is a chronic disorder that affects movement. People with Parkinsons disease may find it hard to walk, talk, write, dress and do other everyday tasks.

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What Causes Cerebral Palsy? | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

Cerebral palsy is the result of a combination of events either before, during or after birth that can lead to an injury in a babys developing brain. There is no...

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Facts about cerebral palsy | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

Download the Fact Sheets Key Facts Every 15 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy. It is the most common physical disability in childhood. Cerebral palsy is an...

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Early motor intervention | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

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Accommodation | Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance has been supporting people with a range of complex disabilities in accommodation for more than 60 years.

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Behavioural interventions for childrens sleep problems | Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Foundation

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