Skip to content
Disability, Medical Health Aged Care

Cerebral Palsy Alliance Launches New “What is CP?” Video Series

Cerebral Palsy Alliance 2 mins read
CPA logo

SYDNEY, March 6, 2024 – Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) is proud to announce the launch of its new "What is CP?" video series, aimed at raising awareness about cerebral palsy (CP) and providing valuable insights into the condition and its impact on individuals and their families.  

Hosted by CPA researchers living with cerebral palsy, Tash Garrity and Georgina Henry, the series features adults and children with lived experience of CP, offering an inside perspective. 

WATCH THE ‘WHAT IS CP?’ VIDEO SERIES HERE 

"Despite its relatively high prevalence, cerebral palsy is a little understood condition, and many misconceptions can prevent people with CP from achieving the best of their abilities. The series is a vital resource that aims to bridge some of those barriers by educating the parents of children with CP about all the things that their child can achieve with the right support, " Ms Henry said. 

"By sharing personal stories and insights, we hope to empower individuals with CP and their families while fostering greater community support and inclusion." 

The "What is CP?" video series builds on a previous explainer video that garnered significant attention, becoming one of CPA's most popular ever videos and reaching global audiences. It is particularly relevant for individuals and families with a new diagnosis of CP. By revitalising this series, CPA aims to reinforce its position as a global leader in CP support, advocacy, technology innovation and research. 

The series launch coincides with CP Awareness Month, a crucial period for raising awareness and driving fundraising efforts. CPA encourages all stakeholders to share the videos widely to amplify their impact and reach. 

The "What is CP?" video series is now available on the Cerebral Palsy Alliance website and social media channels. 

 

ENDS 

CONTACT: 

For more information or an interview with CPA Researcher Georgina Henry contact Cerebral Palsy Alliance Media and Thought Leadership Manager, Martin Zavan 

0424 295 422 

martin.zavan@cerebralpalsy.org.au  

 

Notes 

Watch the ‘What is CP?’ video series here 


Key Facts:

* Cerebral Palsy affects 1 in 1000 children in Australia. Thanks to the work of organsations like CPA, that rate has been reduced by 40 per cent over the last 20 years.

* Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in children in Australia.

* Babies under six months old can now be diagnosed with cerebral pasly at one of CPA's Early Diagnosis Centres.


About us:

About Cerebral Palsy Alliance: 

Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) is a global centre of expertise and a leading not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing support, services, and advocacy for individuals with cerebral palsy and their families. With a focus on innovation and excellence, CPA strives to improve the lives of individuals with CP through research, therapy, education, and community support. 


Contact details:

Media and Thought Leadership Manager, Martin Zavan

0424 295 422

martin.zavan@cerebralpalsy.org.au

Media

More from this category

  • CharitiesAidWelfare, Medical Health Aged Care
  • 18/04/2024
  • 00:00
Leukaemia Foundation

The biggest challenge of cancer patients that nobody talks about… How the Leukaemia Foundation is combatting cancer related fatigue

It’s the number one challenge of people with cancer in Australia[i], yet ‘cancer related fatigue’ is the often-unspoken side effect that drains and debilitates thousands of Australians every day. With approximately one in two cancer patients reportedly experiencing moderate to severe fatigue during treatment[ii], and for many in the years following, the Leukaemia Foundation believes the prevalence of cancer related fatigue could be much higher. According to CEO, Chris Tanti, with the incidence of blood cancer continuing to soar (by 47% in the last decade[iii]), this means at least 70,000 Australians living with the disease are facing a daily battle…

  • Medical Health Aged Care
  • 17/04/2024
  • 15:16
Royal Australian College of GPs

Everyone needs a GP and general practice must be supported to thrive: RACGP

The Royal Australia College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has again stressed the Government’s Scope of Practice review must focus on supporting the vital role of GPs at the heart of primary care teams rather than copying disastrous UK health system failures. In an initial response to Issues Paper 2, RACGP President Dr Nicole Higgins said: “Everyone needs a GP, and any reform must support the role of GPs at the heart of primary care – helping people live healthier and avoid hospital. “Patients get the best outcomes when GPs and other health professionals work together for our patients. We mustn’t…

  • Medical Health Aged Care
  • 17/04/2024
  • 13:52
The Florey

Increased monitoring capacity of deadly prion diseases

A state-of-the-art service based at The Florey is increasing its capacity to protect the public from the fatal brain condition Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). The…

  • Contains:

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.