Support and Parent Groups

At Cerebral Palsy Alliance we offer support groups that give parents and carers the chance to meet and share their knowledge and experiences with others facing similar challenges.

No one truly understands the physical, emotional, social and practical challenges of parenting a child with a disability better than another parent or carer.

MyTime

MyTime groups provide facilitated peer support for mums, dads, grandparents and anyone caring for children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition.

MyTime gives parents the chance to socialise and share ideas with others who understand the rewards and intensity of the caring role.

Parents can meet with people in similar circumstances to have fun, hear from others and find out about available community support.

Research-based parenting information is also available at group meetings.

Occasionally, additional parent activities are held – such as quad bike riding, deep-sea fishing trips, pamper days and lunches.

Each group is supported by two workers – a facilitator for parents and a play helper for children.

Who is this service for?

This service is for parents or carers of a child under the age of 16 with a disability or chronic medical condition.

Cost

MyTime is a free service.

Where are MyTime groups available?

Groups co-ordinated by Cerebral Palsy Alliance are held at the following locations:

Sydney

  • Allambie Heights
  • Kingswood
  • Prairiewood

Hunter and Central Coast

  • Musswelbrook
  • Croudace Bay
  • Tuggerah

Rural NSW

  • Nowra
  • Moruya
  • Yass
  • Goulburn
  • Griffith
  • Orange
  • Bathurst
  • Alsonville
  • Yamba
  • Armidale

How do I join MyTime?

For more information about a MyTime Group co-ordinated by Cerebral Palsy Alliance, please phone us on 1300 888 378.

More information on MyTime, including a full listing of available groups, is available on the MyTime website.


Parent coordinated activities

In some areas Cerebral Palsy Alliance employs parents who coordinate parent events. These events are opportunities for parents and families to meet together in a fun, family friendly atmosphere. Examples of events include picnics, kindy farms and family fun days. If you are interested in participating, please contact 1300 888 378