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Male carer, Anthony shares his insights as a male carer to mark National Carers Week. 

One in four people will experience mental health problems at some point in their lives, and maintaining emotional wellbeing is particularly important for people with disability.

Spend all the funds in your National Disability Insurance Scheme plan. That’s the advice from Newcastle mother Penny White who thought she was doing the right thing conserving money and now regrets it.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute has achieved a 20% reduction in the incidence of cerebral palsy, from 1 in 400 to 1 in 600 Australian live births, and effectively reduced the severity of cerebral palsy.

Parents of children with special need to ensure extra preparation, planning and support is provided to help children develop the necessary skills and confidence to integrate smoothly into the school.

Carers report that attending support groups has positive effects on their health and wellbeing. Research also indicates the strong role of social support in reducing stress.

Mustafa Yasin is a 15 year old with an ambitious goal – to become a TV presenter. Mustafa also lives with the additional challenge of Muscular Dystrophy, a rare disease which progressively weakens muscles. 

Mark Liberatore outlines the therapeutic benefits of exercise and sports for neurological disabilities.

Thanks to generous funding by Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation, Cerebral Palsy Alliance were able to purchase specialist equipment for kids with cerebral palsy, making play and therapy a whole lot more fun.