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Treating cerebral palsy in the first few months makes a lifetime of difference. We’re calling for CP screening for every child, everywhere in Australia.

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Our CPActive Champions

We’re amplifying the voices of lived experience. Meet the CPActive campaign champions leading the charge.

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We’re raising the voices of Australians with disability.

CPActive is a campaign community that brings together individuals, families, carers and allies who are passionate about creating lasting change for people with cerebral palsy and related conditions.

Our campaign raises the voices of Australians with disability, whether it’s in the halls of government, our workplaces or our local neighbourhoods, to build a society where everyone is supported to thrive and empowered to participate.

We’re here to support each other, share skills and build momentum for lasting, long-term change.

Together, we can make sure people with disability have an equal chance to shape the world we live in. Will you join us?

As a CPActive member, you’ll have access to:

The latest information about policy, programs and medical research

Invitations to member-only events to inform our work and share our progress

Opportunities to campaign for support and inclusion for people with cerebral palsy and similar conditions.

CPActive News

  • Nov 16, 2021 News

    Podcast: ‘Changing Brains and Minds’ with Dr Iona Novak

    Neuroplasticity is the secret ingredient for better brain power – and better outcomes for children with disability. In this episode Professor Iona Novak, CPA’s Chair of Allied Health, co-founder of the CPA Research Institute and renowned journalist, author and broadcaster Tracey Spicer go deep into our grey (and white) matter to explore the brain’s ability to create new neural pathways and what that means for a child’s critical early years of neurological development. How can we rewire our brains by learning new skills? Why are some pathways a bit overgrown and others rather well-trodden? Can teenagers and adults harness neuroplasticity, and how is it relevant for people without disability? Read more

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  • Nov 14, 2021 News

    Podcast: ‘Speaking Up’ with Bronya Metherall and Tara Moss

    Cerebral Conversations is a podcast series by Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Each episode features an inspiring discussion with changemakers living with cerebral palsy and similar disabilities. We can all be agents for change, […] Read more

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Our champions

Lia Sintras

Lia Sintras is 23 and a passionate advocate for people living with disability. She currently works at disability support organisation Hireup, where she helps manage compliance for their support workers on the platform. Lia believes in the power of educating people about disability, breaking stereotypes and proving that just because you have a disability it doesn’t mean you can’t do everything everyone else can do – you’ll just have a different journey to reach your goals. Read more

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Jo Garvin

Johanna Garvin is a filmmaker, storyteller, and sits on the Cerebral Palsy Alliance board. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Metro Screen, Johanna’s work is deeply rooted in social justice. In 2017 she won funding from the Information and Cultural Exchange, Accessible Arts, and Screen NSW to produce her short film ‘The Milky Pop Kid’. The mockumentary premiered at the Sydney Film Festival where it was highly commended, and was later selected for the ReelAbilities program in New York and the Other Film Festival in Melbourne. Read more

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