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 empowered other parents by running regular support groups and information sessions for members as well as presenting at conferences representing the consumer voice. Image 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, CPSN now supports over 1700 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, as well as parents and carers of individuals with cerebral palsy, while protecting and promoting their interests. Who we are Our Purpose In partnership with our members, we share knowledge, create connections and provide support. Our Principles 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 Our values are integrity, respect, responsiveness, accountability and courage. We support over 1700 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, as well as their parents and carers, while protecting and promoting their interests.