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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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  • Nov, 2021

    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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  • Nov, 2021

    Podcast: ‘Early Diagnosis and Meeting Eve’ with Nadia Badawi

    One in 10 babies born in Australia end up in a NIC unit in our hospitals. In Australia we can do ethical, safe as can be, best research on stem cells and other therapies that parents are crying out for. Join this cerebral (palsy) conversation with internationally renowned neonatologist, Professor Nadia Badawi. Early in her career, Nadia realised that working with newborns was an opportunity to change the entire course of a person’s life, not to mention having a huge impact for their family and the wider community. That realisation has taken her on an incredible path, becoming a leading voice in neonatal intensive care. Read more
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  • Nov, 2021

    Podcast: ‘Let’s Get Visible!’ with Hannah Diviney and Tara Moss

    Australia is recognised as one of the most inclusive nations in the world, but really, is it? In this podcast, disability advocate and CPActive Champion Hannah Diviney joins Tara Moss to dig into the details of what it’s like to live with a disability and tackle stereotypes, mental health issues, and barriers to work and education. How do Hannah and Tara overcome the stigmas around disability and women? What does living with a disability mean for our sense of identity? And really, why isn’t there a disabled Disney princess? (Hannah’s working on that.) Read more
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  • Nov, 2021

    Cerebral Conversations podcast: Ahead of the (Learning) Curve with CPActive Champion Lia Sintras

    CPActive Champion and Kosciuszko conqueror Lia Sintras has lived with cerebral palsy since she was just a year old, which hasn’t stopped her for a moment. From climbing Mount Kosciuszko to walking into her end of school formal (after over 500 hours of training no less), Lia knows better than most that – as she puts it – “Nothing is impossible. You just need to find people that make it possible.” In the episode ‘Ahead of the (Learning) Curve, Lia takes us through the challenges and highlights of her school years, the importance of finding champions to back you, and what she’s working on to advocate inclusion for everybody who lives with a disability. Read more
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