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  • Sep, 2022

    Highlights of Youth Lab#3- the power of networking

    Our third and final ‘Youth Lab’ was held on 14th September, where young people with cerebral palsy came together to help inform a pilot program that teaches young people with CP around […] Read more
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  • Sep, 2022

    Highlights of Youth Lab#2: Exercising your rights

    Our second Youth Lab on 24th August was all about empowering ourselves and others to know what our rights are and how we can exercise them effectively. NextGen ambassador Sophie Geeves joined […] Read more
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  • Aug, 2022

    Empowering our community – CPActive meets with federal leaders at NDIS jobs summit

    Representatives from Cerebral Palsy Alliance were honoured to attend the first NDIS Jobs and Skills Forum, organised by the Federal Government, in Canberra last week. NDIS participants, their families, providers, disability organisations […] Read more
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  • Jul, 2022

    Happy Disability Pride Month!

    Written by Hannah Diviney, author, activist and client of CPA. Hannah writes a regular column for CPA exploring her journey with cerebral palsy and activism – head here to check out previous blogs and hear Hannah on […] Read more
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  • Apr, 2022

    National Day of Action: 28 April

    The NDIS has been a gamechanger for people with cerebral palsy, empowering our community with freedom and choice. But the NDIS is at a crossroads – help us to ensure that the […] Read more
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  • Mar, 2022

    Meet Tamsin Colley: Australia’s youngest ever track and field Paralympian turns her sights to education

    When Tamsin Colley arrived for the 2016 Paralympic Games she was the youngest member of the Australian team, turning fourteen in Rio. It’s an achievement most of us only dream of. As […] Read more
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  • Mar, 2022

    Cerebral Conversations: Work/Life Brilliance with Marley Lyras-Hull

    Marley Lyras-Hull is a master juggler, Cerebral Palsy Alliance employee, and is currently studying her fourth degree – and she shares the secrets behind her drive on the Cerebral Conversations Podcast. She’s raising three daughters, one of whom lives with a disability, and Marley herself lives with cerebral palsy. When there really are only 24 hours in a day, how does she get it all done? Marley talks about how she juggles ALL the things, what inspires her, and her tips for other parents living with a disability or parenting a child with disability. Read more
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  • Mar, 2022

    A campaign to break the boundaries of love

    CPActive Champion Jerusha Mather is on a quest to find love. Living with cerebral palsy, Jerusha knows that for people with disabilities the journey can take extra twists and turns. On major dating apps, people with disabilities often experience discrimination, where their prospects of being seen as a potential partner are often judged according to their disabilities. Read more
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  • Dec, 2021

    Reflections from the 2021 celebration event

    On 30 November CPActive hosted our final event of 2021. After a very strange year, it was fitting to look back on everything we’d achieved together. To relive some of our best […] Read more
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  • Nov, 2021

    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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