Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

  • A national not for profit organisation established in 1952
  • A members based organisation with 13 Membership Organisations
  • Membership Organisations are located across all Australian states  and territories
  • Members provide services to more than 20,000 children and adults with  cerebral palsy and similar disabilities, including those in over 2,000 schools
  • A successful history of fundraising and awareness. The Miss Australia Awards  raised over $100 million for people with disabilities from 1955-1999
  • Champions Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week in August every year
  • Member organisations include more than 5,000 staff employed to provide  services in areas such as accommodation, respite, day options, employment,  therapy, equipment prescription and manufacture, community access and  community development 
  • Staff undertake specific projects, carry out research and conduct training
  • Staff have fostered the development of services for people with cerebral palsy  and similar disabilities in countries such as East Timor, Fiji, India, Thailand,  Cambodia and the Marshall Islands