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  • May, 2022

    The future is yours: register now

    The future of the NDIS is a hot topic, but what does this mean for young people with disability and have we heard enough of these voices throughout this Federal election campaign? […] 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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  • Apr, 2022

    Highlights from our 2022 Launch

    On 22nd March we had our first town hall for 2022 with some inspiring speakers talking about their priorities for the year ahead. Read their reflections. Be part of it and watch […] 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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  • Mar, 2022

    CPA Intern Ananya: My Workplace Experience

    By Ananya Choudhary My name is Ananya Choudhary, I am sixteen years old with Cerebral Palsy. I am in my last year of secondary education and currently studying at Macarthur Girls High […] Read more
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  • Feb, 2022

    Employment project: callout for consultations

    The employment rates for people with disability are unacceptably low in Australia. Less than 50% of people aged 15-64 years with disability are employed, compared to 80% of their peers without disability. This […] 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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