About Us

The Australian and New Zealand Cerebral Palsy Strategy was authored by a broad coalition of national cerebral palsy focused organisations, service providers, researchers, as well as people with cerebral palsy from Australia and New Zealand.

Ability First Australia

Ability First Australia is a not-for-profit strategic alliance between 14 of Australia’s leading disability service providers, with member organisations in all states and territories. Our members have a long and trusted history, having supported people with disability for between 50 and 85 years.

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is an international pioneer in research into cerebral palsy and is a leading not for profit organisation committed to providing world-class services for people living with a broad range of disability and their families.


Cerebral Palsy Australia is the national peak body of organisations that work with people with cerebral palsy as well as people with similar disabilities and their carers.


The Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine is a multidisciplinary professional academy that provides scientific education for health professionals and promotes research and high-quality clinical care standards for people with cerebral palsy and developmental conditions.

Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ

The Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand aims to enhance the lives and well-being of people with cerebral palsy in New Zealand by empowering them to make their own choices. Through its membership, the Society offers practical everyday programs and awards grants for people with cerebral palsy to enable access to items of service that assist in promoting independence and quality of life.

New Zealand Child & Youth Clinical Network Paediatric Society New Zealand

The Cerebral Palsy Clinical Network brings together a diverse multi-disciplinary group of clinicians, researches, individuals with CP and families of children with CP, working together to promote best possible care for all infants, children and adolescence with CP or at risk of CP, from birth to transition into adulthood.

Australian and New Zealand Cerebral Palsy Strategy Collaboration

Dr Angelica Allermo-Fletcher
(Cerebral Palsy Clinical Network, NZ)

Ms Madison Heady
(Lived experience of cerebral palsy)

Ms Amy Hogan
(Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ)

Dr Ingrid Honan, Chair
(Cerebral Palsy Alliance)

Mr Rhys Kennedy
(Cerebral Palsy Australia)

Prof Sarah Love

Ms Sue O’Brien
(Lived experience as a family member of someone with cerebral palsy)

Mr Andrew Rowley
(Ability First Australia)

Dr Kirsty Stewart

Prof Susan Stott
(Cerebral Palsy Clinical Network, NZ)

Mr Rob White
(Cerebral Palsy Alliance)

Dr Sian Williams

A&NZ CP Strategy Lead:

Ms Bronte Halligan
(Cerebral Palsy Australia)

Secretariat Support:

Dr Megan Finch-Edmondson
(Cerebral Palsy Alliance)