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Young boy with cerebral palsy standing next to his sister. Both are wearing their school uniforms.
 
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The transition into high school can be a big move for teens. On our blog we have advice from our occupational therapists for teens with cerebral palsy hemiplegia about getting changed into their sports uniform for sports class. 

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Cerebral Palsy Alliance General Manager of Client Services Jo-Anne Hewitt is sitting at a desk with a computer, pen and notepad, smiling at the camera.
 
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Our General Manager of Client Services Jo-Anne Hewitt is sharing her top tips for transitioning into the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Whether you are just starting out, have just received your first plan or about to enter your next plan, she shares the key tips to help you get started. 

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Little girl with a mitten on her left hand while she beats a drum with her hand affected by cerebral palsy, next to a cartoon picture of a parrot on a palm tree next to a waterfall.
 
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Treasure Island is a group based occupational therapy program at our Priariewood site for children who have cerebral palsy – hemiplegia. The group is run by experienced occupational therapists and is based on the latest research. The program offers Constraint Induced Movement Therapy (CIMT), an activity based intervention designed to improve upper limb movement skills. Find out more details on our blog. 

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Couple with cerebral palsy, Lindsay and maria, in their wheelchairs participating in a fun run event.
 
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Seeing this lovely photo of Lindsay and Maria prompted us to re-tell their heart-warming love story first published in our i am magazine a few years ago. Maria and Lindsay Dalmon both have cerebral palsy and have been married for 30 years. Driving to Uluru in an accessible taxi, competing in sailing regattas around the world and paying off their first home in seven years are just some of the highlights of their marriage. Read what they have to say about their marriage for Valentine's Day. 

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Mardi Gra parade with a person in a wheelchair in the foreground and people in the parade in the background. A green sign that says Your spot encouraging LGBT community to register their interest
 
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The iconic Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival runs for two weeks every year, culminating in the much celebrated parade along Oxford Street in Sydney on Saturday 4 March. 

People with Disability Australia Inc. (PWD), Northcott and Cerebral Palsy Alliance have proudly marched together since 2014 and in 2017 we would like to invite people with disability to join us. The Mardi Gras Parade isn’t just about having some fun while covered in glitter, it’s an opportunity for people to feel connected and included. 

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Two women looking into the camera, close up on their faces. One of the women is in a wheelchair.
 
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The Australian Government is offering grants of up to $10,000 to assist people with disability to participate in nationally-focused, disability-related conferences held in Australia.  We have the full media release and details for anyone who would like to attend. Read the full media release on our blog. 

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A close up of a baby sleeping on one half of the picture the other half says Impact for cerebral palsy - latest updates in global research
 
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Rob White, Chief Executive Officer of Cerebral Palsy Alliance, would like to invite you to an exclusive opportunity to hear the latest updates from world leaders in cerebral palsy research.

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Young boy with cerebral palsy in a wheelchair laughing at something in the distance while his mother looks at him and is laughing too.
 
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An exploration of caregivers’ feeding experiences of children with cerebral palsy (The CareFed-CP Study) ​Researchers at the Western Sydney University and Cerebral Palsy Alliance are investigating the feeding experiences of caregivers with a child with cerebral palsy. Dr Christine Taylor, head researcher, said that feeding children with cerebral palsy was an important issue they wanted to explore. And they want to talk to caregivers of children with cerebral palsy in one hour interviews.