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3 weeks ago

A guide to first diagnosing and treating cerebral palsy 

Finding out your child is at high risk for cerebral palsy (CP) can be a stressful and emotional time. This diagnosis might be something you have suspected from birth, or it might be a complete surprise months after your baby’s birth.  
14 April 2022

CPSN launches new Disability Lifehacks series

Our news feeds get infiltrated every day with ever-evolving assistive tech gadgets and artificial intelligence software; we cannot always keep up. So, we ask Josh, our Customer Service and Administration Officer, for his tips on staying up to date with the latest technologies and apps and what he hopes to achieve with his new Disability Lifehack series.
14 April 2022

Surf’s up for CPSN members, Marianne and Keira

For decades, there has been a stronger demand for inclusive activities and sports. This shift reflects a growing recognition that people with disabilities (particularly children and teens) need the same social and physical outlets as their non-disabled peers that sport can provide. CPSN member Marianne and her daughter recently discovered The Disabled Surfer’s Association, a small but growing organisation that has provided a vital physical outlet while also creating lifelong memories for participants.
11 April 2022

The key to choosing the right support worker

For people new to the NDIS, finding the right support worker can be nerve-wracking. Most individuals and families we work with do not like having people that feel like strangers come into their homes. We know that finding trustworthy support workers can be time-consuming and at times, frustrating. So, that is why we have asked our community and our Innovative Choices team for their tips on choosing the right support workers.
16 March 2022

Protecting the integrity of the NDIS

In less than ten years, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has proven its ability to radically improve the lives of millions of Australians with disabilities. Despite this, the scheme has struggled under the weight of the Federal Government’s pressure to cut funding significantly.  Such cuts are impacting families already, with numerous reports of families and their loved ones being short-changed by the NDIS.
15 February 2022

Making love accessible for all

PhD student and CPSN member Jerusha Mather, is demanding greater ease and access for people with disabilities looking for love. She is on a mission, to create a safe environment for everyone wanting to find love.  
04 February 2022

Disability support workers excluded from free RATs, leaving the most vulnerable exposed

Australians with disabilities are among those suffering the worst of Omicron’s impacts, yet they seem to have been forgotten.  With an estimated 91,000 disability support workers employed in Australia, many people like Jodie Drummond are at a loss to understand why the government has not authorised free rapid antigen tests (RATs) for all disability support workers. 

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