Our vision is for a community celebrating possibilities and achieving dreams, for communities in which all people exercise choice and are full participants.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a permanent physical condition that affects movement. It can be as mild as just a weakness in one hand, ranging to an almost complete lack of movement.
The Centre for Cerebral Palsy (The Centre) offers a wide range of specialised therapies, innovative technology and equipment options, employment opportunities, social and recreational options and housing and respite options to people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Our focus and commitment is to enable individuals to be independent, make decisions on all aspects of their lives and above all to have as much choice as possible.
We are committed to working with individuals and families towards achieving their goals and dreams and we offer our unique knowledge and experience to assist with this.
We believe that having strong connections with local communities is important to individuals and families and we work hard to facilitate these connections.
Key facts about cerebral palsy:
There is no pre-birth test
It is a permanent condition
It is non-progressive, however can be a changing condition
There is no known cure
Incidence and severity are on the increase
Worldwide more than 15 million people have cerebral palsy
There are 33,000 people with cerebral palsy in Australia
3,500 of these live in Western Australia
In Australia, a child is born with cerebral palsy every 15 hours