CPSN was created in 1995, when six parents of children with cerebral palsy formed a parent support group. They wanted to share information and connect with others who understood the issues and challenges they faced. It didn’t take long to discover they were not alone, and within a few years, the group had grown to over 50 individuals with cerebral palsy and their families.
In 1997, we evolved into a membership-based not-for-profit organisation, and officially became the Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN).
We offer NDIS support services, and provide free support groups, Telehealth and information sessions for members as well as presenting at conferences representing the consumer voice.
As we grew and evolved, it was important to broaden our attention to increase awareness of cerebral palsy within the community, to ensure individuals with cerebral palsy and their families had the same opportunities as others.
Over 20 years since our incorporation and now NDIS registered, CPSN supports over 2000 members across Victoria.
Our staff and board are represented by the membership we serve and we continue to be committed to supporting individuals with cerebral palsy and/or other neurological conditions, as well as parents and carers of those individuals, while protecting and promoting their interests.
In partnership with our members, we share knowledge, create connections and provide support.
We are a community of members that puts inclusion and self-determination at the forefront of everything we do. We build capacity in ourselves and others. We are bold and curious, we navigate challenges and discover solutions that achieve change.
Our values are integrity, respect, responsiveness, accountability and courage.