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The Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN) is the Australian membership-based peak that represents individuals with cerebral palsy and their families.

CPSN began in 1995 as a monthly support group for parents whose children had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Such a group was vital as parents sought support from other people who understood the issues and challenges they faced. To remain true to our purpose we continue to specialise solely in providing cerebral palsy specific information, resources, support and advice across all life transitions from birth through to ageing, to children and adults with cerebral palsy, and their families.

We recognise that each person with cerebral palsy is unique, so we take the time to understand individual needs and meet them appropriately. We work in partnership with our members to empower and enable them, and their networks, to maximise their choices and opportunities.

CPSN is highly adaptable and responsive to changing needs. As a not-for-profit, income from our services is directly invested back into the organisation to provide free of charge, mission-aligned services, as directed by our membership base.

We offer:

Membership Services
A free service for individuals with CP and their family members which provides support, advice, referrals, networks, telehealth nurse, access to our newsletter, access to research, webinars, NDIS pre-planning support and invitations to our events.

CP Innovative Choices
Our signature program that empowers individuals and families to recruit and manage their own support workers.

Support Coordination
Support Coordination, specialising in individuals and families living with CP.

Our organisation supports:

Culturally and linguistically diverse people
Young Adults

Diagnoses and conditions:

Cerebral palsy

Service types our organisation supports:

Assistance in the community with daily activities
Assistance with household tasks
Domestic services
Meal preparation
Personal care
Skill development
Support coordination

Our locations:

Melbourne - East
Melbourne - Inner City
Melbourne - North
Melbourne - South
Melbourne - West
Mornington Peninsula