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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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  • Oct, 2021

    CPActive Champion Hannah Diviney appears on The Project and named Women’s Weekly Awards finalist

    CPActive Champion Hannah Diviney is on a mission to change things for women living with a disability. Now a Women’s Weekly Awards finalist with national television appearance under her belt, she’s not […] Read more
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  • Oct, 2021

    Paralympics: Highlights from the Virtual Ticker Tape Parade

    Australia’s Paralympic team put in an inspirational performance at the Tokyo 2021 Paralympics. They lifted the hearts of millions of Australians watching at home, struggling through a new wave of the COVID-19 […] Read more
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  • Oct, 2021

    Millions of Reasons: the best of World CP Day

    October 6 marked World CP Day, and people around the world took to social media to share Millions of Reasons to celebrate. So many amazing stories and photos were shared from every […] Read more
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  • Sep, 2021

    Window of Opportunity: parents on diagnosis and treatment of CP

    At CPActive’s Window of Opportunity launch event, four parents of children with cerebral palsy bravely told the story of their child’s diagnosis and treatment. Some were able to receive an early diagnosis, […] Read more
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