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06 July 2020

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 young woman and have experiences that were not defined by her diagnosis. She has developed a comprehensive NDIS plan for her daughter, and over the last five years Louise has created an amazing team of support workers with an allied health background.
03 July 2020

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 edition of Ask Kelly.
30 June 2020

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 team.
09 June 2020

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.
09 June 2020

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 new role as a Customer Liaison Officer (CLO).
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11 May 2020

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.
07 May 2020

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 makes for some compelling lockdown viewing.
05 May 2020

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 we access one of our most crucial resources – our support workers.

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