Our history

Our history

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 families.

In 1997, we evolved into a membership-based not-for-profit organisation, and officially became the Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN). 

In these early days we empowered other parents by running regular support groups and information sessions for members as well as presenting at conferences representing the consumer voice.

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As we grew and evolved, it was important to broaden our attention to increase awareness of cerebral palsy within the general 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 1500 members across all of Victoria.

Our staff and board are represented by the membership we serve and we continue to be committed to supporting parents and carers of individuals with cerebral palsy, while protecting and promoting their interests.

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Two decades after our incorporation, CPSN now supports over 1500 members across all of Victoria.

Our staff and board are represented by the membership we serve and we continue to be committed to supporting parents and carers of individuals with cerebral palsy, while protecting and promoting their interests.

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