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Holiday hours
 
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Our Cerebral Palsy Alliance sites will be closing for the festive holidays.

Head office and therapy sites

Close at 2:00pm Friday 23 December / re-open Monday 9 January 2017.

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On Thursday 1 December 21 year old Andrew achieved his dream of climbing to the top of the Sydney harbour Bridge, two days ahead of International Day of People with ...

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The local Accessible Vehicle Expo received the thumbs up from one Hunter family who already have a modified van thanks to the support of Cerebral Palsy Alliance.

Rachael Laing and Kurt Banks have three children – Millie, 9, Joe, 6, and Audrey who is soon turning 5. Little Joe has level five cerebral palsy and uses a specially-designed wheelchair to sit comfortably and move around.

He has been receiving therapies from the team at Cerebral Palsy Alliance Stuart Centre at Croudace Bay since he was four months old. And the team have supported him and his family every step of the way. The team were right there when the family decided that they needed a motor vehicle that Joe could easily enter, be secure and safe, without having to lift him or his wheelchair in and out.

Twenty five year old Johanna has graduated university and working in her chosen field of communications. This is the second blog post she is sharing on her experience at university for anyone who is going to make the leap into tertiary education.

Hi my name is Johanna. I am 25.  I have Cerebral Palsy. I use a wheelchair for mobility. This year after five exciting years at uni I got to graduate with a Bachelor of Communications and Media, with a major in film and Social Justice, from the University of Notre Dame.

I never expected to have the opportunity to go to University, so when I arrived on my first day I was bursting with excitement. 

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A gentleman pushing a man in a beach wheelchair through the waves at the beach
 
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The Northern Beaches Council are calling for your input for a Disability Inclusion Action Plan. You can attend an information session or fill out a survey online.

More information can ...

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Congenital infection with cytomegalovirus is more common in children with cerebral palsy than previously thought, University of Sydney research shows.

Cytomegalovirus is a common herpesvirus that can cross the placenta, ...

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The fifth Newcastle Ignition Mentoring Program had a successful year and finished off with the graduation dinner on Tuesday 8 November. It was a special night with several of the mentees writing and presenting poems and speeches. One mentee sang while the room watched a slide show of the photos from the year. Thanks to the support of the Greater Charitable Foundation, the 22 mentees and mentors spent the past eight months meeting fortnightly under the guidance of Cerebral Palsy Alliance Facilitator Meredith Hudson.

The program wouldn’t run without key supporters, the biggest being the Greater Charitable Foundation. A big thank you to the Foundations for making it happen.

We would also like to thank Parent Facilitator Angela Tiedeman, the parents who drop their children off every fortnight without fail, guest speakers Daniel Mullen and Georgia Beikoff, the Belmont 16 foot Sailing Club who waived the room hire, Sid Fogg Coaches, Great Sydney Race, Arrive First Class, Balloon Boutique at Charlestown, Battle Zone Play Live, and the Oasis Salvos centre.

To celebrate the Newcastle Ignition Mentoring achievements we have a poem and speech delivered by mentees at the graduation event to share with you: