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Do you have the right physiotherapist for you?

Physiotherapy was a weekly fixture for the first 18 years of my life. It became cloaked by a sense of normalcy, and sometimes it even attracted curiosity or scorn from my peers in school. When I turned 18, all my...

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Ask Kelly – Face coverings and infection control

From 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August 2020, all Victorians must wear a face covering when they leave home, no matter where they live. In this edition of Ask Kelly, I thought I would share the most common questions I’ve been...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Helpful Resources

CPSN is committed to supporting our community of members, participants, support workers and colleagues during the COVID-19 pandemic. With so much information currently circulating, we want...

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How to create a support dream team

Louise Robbins didn’t want her daughter Eliza to have a life governed by her disability, it was important for Eliza to get the necessary support that she would need while simultaneously getting some independence as a...

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Ask Kelly: Oral Health and Dental Care

A few months ago – pre Covid-19, I outlined some information on dysphagia and drooling. Maintaining oral health can be challenging for people who have CP, for many reasons, which I’ll discuss in this month’s...

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Meet Rebecca – our new Support Coordinator

Since joining CPSN last year as Membership Services Officer, Rebecca McCabe has been instrumental in connecting our members to life-changing services. We talk to Rebecca about her new role in the support coordination...

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Meet our Customer Liaison Officer – Olivia

Olivia McCluskey has had a long relationship with CPSN. Before becoming a valued member of our CPIC team, Olivia first gained experience working with clients and families as a support worker. Olivia talks to us about her...

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Becoming creative during a pandemic

When Elizabeth Hughes and her family first realised that they would have to go into lockdown, they had some understandable concerns about how it would impact their day-to-day lives. Aside from having to reduce how many...

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New partnership announcement

This month CPSN welcomes an exciting new partnership, announcing our involvement in a national consortium of cerebral palsy specialists, which will deliver Australia’s first online platform for people with cerebral palsy...

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Lockdown Movie review: Wampler’s Ascent

We recently celebrated the release of the 2013 Documentary Wampler’s Ascent on Amazon Prime. The film documents the story Stephen J Wampler’s harrowing climb up the famous El Capitan Wall of Yosemite National Park, and...

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Maintaining essential support in a life of isolation

The COVID-19 virus has created a uniquely challenging experience for us all. When Australia went into lockdown, people with disabilities (like me) were forced to alter their lifestyles even further, particularly with how...

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Ask Kelly: COVID-19 and Telehealth Services

Welcome to Ask Kelly. The current COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on how we live, work, learn and interact. While we have been offering a free telehealth service here at CPSN for quite a while now, COVID-19 has...

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