Are you in Canberra or going to be in our capital city around 28 April? You could join this fun crew for a night walk fundraising event unlike any other. As you can see the more neon the better! Get in quick for the early bird special and save $15. Can’t wait to Ignite the night and see the lake in a new neon light with you there! Thanks Canberra Weekly for the awesome cover. [...
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Cerebral Palsy Alliance
03/22/2017 at 21:51. Facebook
Have you seen that Hertz now have ten new accessible vehicles that will be available to hire in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The vehicle layouts exceed Australia's Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport and fully comply with all wheelchair restraint standards. The five door vehicles provide access for people with disability using mobility aids via the rear...
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Hertz Vehicle Guide | Hertz Collections | Hertz
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
03/21/2017 at 01:06. Facebook
It's that time again, The NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme has released their weekly Q&A to answer some of your questions. This release looks at how you can change support coordinators, adding counselling and bathroom modifications to your NDIS plan, setting up MyGov account to another person and how to complain about a provider.

National Disability Insurance Scheme - News Details
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
03/20/2017 at 19:29. Facebook
Little Julia has debut on Sesame Street, their first muppet character with autism. The team from the American 60 minutes show went on set to meet Julia and the team behind her. The writers did extensive research and talk about how they are raising awareness and being true to those who have autism. What do you think?

Sesame Street's newest Muppet has autism: Meet Julia
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
03/20/2017 at 00:55. Facebook
Our friend Julie at Have wheelchair will travel caught up with The Real Tracey Spicer for an article about accessibility and inclusion for travellers with a disability. This is a great story by Tracey that is raising the awareness of accessibility. Julie offers some of her great advice as well. We are hoping to see more stories like this in the media!

Travelling the world with wheels
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
03/17/2017 at 00:30. Facebook
A group on international physical therapy students are calling on people from the Netherlands, Finland or Australia to take a quick survey about physical therapy. There is a survey for people with CP and parents at [ Link ] and one for physical therapists at [ Link ].
Sunshine wasn't the only exciting part of our Wizzy Bug trial at the Penshurst site. There was bubble wrap to drive over and balloons to chase but the most fun was chasing Mum and Dad around haha! Powered mobility using switch or joysticks are a great first stage of assisting with skill development and independence. Did you know that a child can start to learn to use a moving powered mobility...
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Check out our newest gym member in the ACT! Young Damien has taken to it like a pro. The NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme has been the opportunity he needed to open the door to achieving his goal. We caught up with his Mum in our blog.

NDIS opens new possibilities for Damien | Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Has you or your family just purchased an iPad and want to set it up for Wi-Fi and Internet? We have a blog post that will be of help for you so you can get straight to making the most of your new iPad.

All Things iPad ... How To Set Up Your iPad for Wi-Fi and Internet | Cerebral Palsy Alliance
For many kids starting Primary School can be a daunting process. We have been having a great time working with Nayia and her family. This year Nayia started school and we were there every step of the way. We spoke to her Mum Niki on our blog.

Nayia starts school with a smile | Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Choosing the right technology for your child or for you can be a big decision. How do you know you've got the right piece for you? we have a blog post here to start you on your assistive technology for you.

Finding the Most Suitable Technology for You | Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Check out one of France's newest weather presenters! Who said dreams don't come true. After a savy Facebook campaign young Melanie has been offered the chance to live out her dream - delivering the weather to her country.

Young woman with Down syndrome to present weather on French TV
To #beboldforchange this #internationalwomensday we remember a woman who was a key figure in the leadership team that started the organisation we know as Cerebral Palsy Alliance today. "Nothing is impossible" was Audrie McLeods motto and she tirelessly dedicated herself to people living with cerebral palsy. She challenged what the doctors said and went about creating opportunities. Read Mrs...
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The McLeods | Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Today we are celebrating all the amazing women in our community for #IWD. Tell us who is a special woman in your life and why!
This weekend we celebrated #mardigras with People with Disability Australia Inc. (PWD) and Northcott, catching up with NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme along the way. We had an amazing time celebrating our LGBTI community. One of our crew can be seen in the Sydney Morning Herald coverage. Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a proud recipient of a Google and Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras...
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We need your feedback! We want to find out what people with CP and your family think about genomic research. What's that? simply it's the study of genes, their functions, and related techniques. Complete the 15 minute survey and let us know what you think!

Genomics Survey
You might recognise Maria Dalmon and her husband from our Valentine's post. Well they are at it again, this time conquering Mt Kosciusko with her support team at the Krazy Kosci Klimb. Maria has shared her journey on our blog about the event. What are you going to do next Maria?

Mountain climbing in a wheelchair with Maria | Cerebral Palsy Alliance
The NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme has put up this week's Q&A and we thought you might be interested. The questions they are answering include when the NDIS is coming to your area, parents and carers asking why they are being asked about their personal and/or household income, is the NDIS quarterly report available in easy English, how to find a registered service provider, using...
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National Disability Insurance Scheme - News Details
Our Treasure Island nine-day program at Priariewood is a fun activity using the constraint-induced movement therapy to improve upper limb movement skills. We have some information on our website to give you the low down on this evidence-based form of therapy. All aboard my hearties! Arrrrr! We hope you can set sail with us.

Find out more about Treasure Island here: [ Link ]

Constraint-induced movement therapy for the leg (CIMT-Leg) | Cerebral Palsy Alliance
We were asked for some advice for kids with CP Hemiplegia around getting changed for PE class at school. We spoke with one of our occupational therapists to get the best advice for our blog! Do you have any other tips? Or is there a topic you were hoping for some advice?

Top tips for a quick uniform change at high school | Cerebral Palsy Alliance