• Cerebral Palsy is one of the most common disabilities in Australia
    Cerebral Palsy
    is one of the most
    common disabilities
    in Australia
  • In Australia over 33,000 people have Cerebral Palsy
    In Australia, there are
    around 40,000 people
    living with cerebral palsy.
  • One in 400 hundred babies are diagnosed with cerebral palsy
    1 in 700 children are
    diagnosed with
    cerebral palsy

Latest News & Events

02 July 2018

Supporting Captain Crabb to sail in Japan

Wayne Crabb loves sailing - a passion he has pursued despite his disability. Wayne, 65, was born with cerebral palsy. He lives independently with support from Cara in an apartment in Adelaide. Wayne is a graphic designer and an avid sailor with Sailability SA.  Wayne's story has also been featured …

FocusOnAbility - Cara

02 July 2018

Focus On Ability - Short Film Festival

Here is another inspiring entry "This is Jack" - vote now. This fim by 14 year old Jess McCann has captured the courage and positive nature of this young man beautifully.

02 October 2017

World CP Day 6 October 2017

The day is an opportunity to celebrate, raise awareness and take action to ensure that people with cerebral palsy have the same rights, access and opportunity as anyone else in their communities. You can learn more about World CP day by visiting the official website here.

27 August 2014

Ability First Australia welcomes Cerebral Palsy Australia

Ability First Australia is delighted to announce that as of 1 July 2013, Ability First Australia and Cerebral Palsy Australia have joined forces to create one of Australia’s largest national Not for Profit Organisations. Background Ability First Australia is one of Australia's largest Not for Prof…

Stories

I had been a newsreader for just a fledgling four years when my wonderful sister Melinda had William, her third son. We were all looking forward to his birth, especially me – because I was to hold her hand during labour and, when the going got tough, I was to distract her with my tap-dancing. But there were complications that we hadn’t ever dreamed of, and Will was born fighting Read More...

Heather Foord

Queensland News Reader

Hello my name is Isaac and I'm 14 years old. I was born with mild cerebal palsy. I believe it is important to challenge yourself. I have taken on many challenges like rowing, weightlifting and farming. I lived in Brisbane Queensland for a few years and now reside in Hobart Tasmania and board at Hutchins School. It is sometimes hard being away from Read More....

Isaac Denholm