Now we are well into 2017, there are people in a number of areas and age groups that have become eligible to access the NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme.

If this is you, the NDIS has lots of information to get you started here: [ Link ]

You can come to one of our information sessions: [ Link ]

We also run one-to-one sessions to help you get your...
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Getting ready for the NDIS

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01/17/2017 at 23:36. Facebook
Last year we all watched on as Andrew West conquered another of his goals. We had a chat with Andrew and his family about what he did to lead up to making the 1002 step climb. "If you set your mind to it and train hard, you can do anything." What's your goal for 2017?

How Andrew West reached his goal - the top of the Sydney Bridge Climb | Cerebral Palsy Alliance
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01/16/2017 at 23:46. Facebook
“When (Jake) got announced, there was roar in the school hall, a clapping and cheering,” Mary Ballard said. A week earlier, Jake, who is non-verbal, delivered his speech to the school via an eye-operated technology communication device, competing against 14 other candidates." Congratulations to our very own Jake, St James Primary School's new school captain. His speech pathologist Sophie and...
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Ten-year-old NSW student with cerebral palsy elected school captain
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01/16/2017 at 00:31. Facebook
Botulinum toxin-A injections are used to treat spasticity and dystonia to reduce muscle overactivity and stiffness in children and adults with cerebral palsy. They are used to help improve movement and reduce pain. We have all the info you need about Botulinum toxin-A and it's use for people with cerebral palsy on our About CP section of the website. If you want to know more call one of our...
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Botulinum toxin-A for pain, care and comfort | Cerebral Palsy Alliance
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01/15/2017 at 04:13. Facebook
We thought you might be interested in this petition calling for access to Botulinum toxin injection for adults.

Senator Arthur Sinodinos MP: Change the PBS criteria to allow all adults who have CP to access Botox injections
It's time to dust of your creativity and problem solving skills! Applications for Enabled by Design-athon February 24-25: are open! Over two and a half days, teams will hack solutions for everyday challenges as identified by people with disabilities, therapists and caregivers. It's fun, challenging and accessible. Apply now [ Link ]
We love when birthday wishes come true! When Zane, who has cerebral palsy, had his party his mum put the call out for anyone who rode a motorbike to drive by...and they came in droves. We like motorbikes too Zane :)
Many of you in the NSW are making the transition into the NDIS. Julie has recently been through the process and shared her story on her blog Have wheelchair will travel. For those in our community who are preparing for their first meeting, we have some information and preparation session to help you be ready for your meeting.

NDIS information session: [ Link...
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TIPS FOR YOUR NDIS MEETING - Have Wheelchair Will Travel
Looking for something to do these school holidays? We have a Holiday Fun Sport Carnival on 12 Jan at Allambie. You can attend all the sessions or pick the one that suits you. Siblings are welcome!
Afternoon session: [ Link ]
Swimming session: [ Link ]

Morning - Holiday Fun Sport Carnival

We wish you all in our Cerebral Palsy Alliance community a Happy New Year! Thank you to our clients and your families, our wonderful corporate partners, our amazing volunteers, our dedicated and passionate staff, our donors and community fundraisers. You made our 2016 outstanding and we can't wait to see what the New Year will bring us all. Did you do anything exciting to celebrate? We'd love...
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This year have seen so many highlights, one that we enjoyed is with The MACs played at the Northern Beaches Music Festival in October. We have a clip of their cover of To love somebody by the Bee Gees. What's your highlight or achievement for the year?

To love somebody (The MACs)

The MACS (from Cerebral Palsy Alliance) singing a Bee Gees song at the Northern Beaches Music Festival, Sydney (Australia) in October 2016. (http://northernb...

Did you want to see New Years in from somewhere in Sydney? Not sure where is the best vantage point for you? The organisers of the Sydney New Years Eve events have a handy online guide to help you plan your day/night. What are you going to do? Send pics :)

Accessibility | Sydney New Year's Eve
From all us here at Cerebral Palsy Alliance we wish you a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday. We would love to see how you are spending your day :)
The volunteer elves from Telstra 24x7 arrived at some of our homes to help with holiday cheer, working with the residents to decorate and even have gingerbread house making sessions. There was lots of fun and laughter! Thank you Telstra elves.
We have been lucky to have May Cameron in our corner for the past 45 years. In that time she has raised more than $920,000 as part of a volunteer team in Leeton, which is 80 minutes from Wagga Wagga. She was introduced to us in 1971 when Miss Australia contestant Pina Artese entered the store where May worked to recruit for her fundraising committee. May didn’t hesitate to put her hand up and...
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‘Doing it for the kids’
"I had a dream as a kid and that dream is very much alive today." Andrew Hewitt has CP and loves music. ABC News spoke with him about his passion and his awesome project Can-Do Musos.

ABC TV International Day for People with a Disability 2016 Andrew Hewitt

Andrew Hewitt on ABC News 24 for International Day for People with a Disability 2016. Andrew is an Australian drummer based in Sydney who was born with Cereb...

Congratulations to our very own Lisa Mamo who took out the overall 2016 Sydney Outer West/Blue Mountains Volunteer of the Year Award and the Adult of the Year Award. She signs, speaks and takes the monthly minutes at Guildford's Markey Street Apartments helping the dozen of adults with CP. Thank you Lisa!

Speech pathologist Lisa is our top volunteer
Our volunteers are special people who give their expertise and time so freely. We just celebrated volunteer Sophie Rothery's 10 year anniversary of volunteering with us (she is in the middle with the beautiful pink coloured dress). She researched, piloted and instigated our successful Just Like You! program that has been delivered to m ore than 50,000 school students in NSW. She has been a...
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It's not long until Christmas! Have you finished your shopping? Our friends over at Have wheelchair will travel have created an amazing and tested gift guide to help you in your present preparation. What presents have you purchased or are sitting under your tree (no spoilers!)?

SPECIAL NEEDS CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE - 2016 - Have Wheelchair Will Travel