Australia and New Zealand Cerebral Palsy Strategy, a Landmark Document, COMING SOON!

Australia and New Zealand Cerebral Palsy Strategy, a Landmark Document, COMING SOON!

We are pleased to announce the launch of a historic new initiative – an Australia and New Zealand Cerebral Palsy Strategy – the first of its kind. The Australia and New Zealand Cerebral Palsy Strategy is a collaborative project instigated by a number of passionate individuals and organisations across Australia and New Zealand; Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Ability First Australia, Cerebral Palsy Australia, the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, the Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand and consumer representatives.

With the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, now is the time for a cerebral palsy strategy which aims to influence policy, systems, society and practice across Australia and New Zealand. The ‘Australia and New Zealand Cerebral Palsy Strategy’ will provide a practical unified advocacy tool based on research, clinical and social objectives taken from the field of cerebral palsy. A collaborative working group, comprising of lead organisations in the field of Cerebral Palsy as well as consumer representatives of people with cerebral palsy and their families, has been established to guide the direction of the Strategy, and consult with stakeholder groups throughout the development phase of this project.
Consumer engagement is critical to the success of the project, and this is why we will be inviting individuals who would like to be involved in the development phase, to review sections of the document and provide feedback. This will include people living with cerebral palsy, families, carers, practitioners, researchers, government departments, schools, colleges, funders and many more.
Together we are taking a journey of consultation and discovery with one common goal in sight; to unify, inform and empower the Australia and New Zealand cerebral palsy community to improve the quality of life of those with cerebral palsy and their families.
Want to get involved?
If you would like further information or would like to be involved in the review and feedback phase please contact Ingrid Honan at ihonan@cerebralpalsy.org.au.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance