CP Week Celebrations
National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week celebrations to be held nationwide in first week of August
Cerebral Palsy Australia member organisations will celebrate National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week (CP Week, Monday July 30th to Sunday August 5th) with an exciting range of activities and campaigns.
CP Week is held annually to recognise the achievements of people with cerebral palsy and to make our community more inclusive, more accessible and more welcoming for people living with Cerebral Palsy.
Please see below for member organisations’ CP Week celebrations, and contact the organisation directly for more information.
- Sunday July 29th, Picnic in the Park, Brisbane
- Friday August 3rd, BilliTea and Damper Morning Tea, Bundaberg
- Friday August 3rd, Mad Hatter Tea Party, Capalaba
- Primary School Poster Competition “It’s up to you and me” – Winner announced in CP Week
- Stall at NAB, Docklands, Thursday August 2nd and Friday August 3rd
- CPSN Cocktail Party on Sunday August 5th – free event at Clifton Hill. Entry by ticket only, bookings by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information, go to www.cpsn.info or facebook.
Novita Children’s Services, South Australia
- Wednesday August 1st, ‘Celebrating Potential’ Seminar to be hosted by Paralympian Katrina Webb. Other speakers include John Hughes (Masterchef 2011) and Kirrilie Smout. 5.30pm for 6pm start, Regency Park Centre Theatre, 171 Days Rd, Regency Park. $15 per person to cover event costs. Register here.
The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, Western Australia
- Monday July 30th – Friday August 3rd, CP Week School Program, – engaging students in metropolitan and regional schools throughout WA
- Monday July 30th, Cooking demonstration by John Hughes, former MasterChef contestant who lives with CP
- Tuesday July 31st and Wednesday August 1st, Communicating Possibilities Conference – experts present on a range of topics for families, individuals and professionals
- Wednesday August 1st, Lavan Legal’s Corporate Breakfast – bringing corporate leaders together for CP Week
- Wednesday August 1st, Family Fun Day at the Beach House for EIP and SAIP families
- Thursday August 2nd, Story Time at the State Library of WA for CP Week
- Thursday August 2nd, ‘Let’s Imagine’ Sensory Theatre Workshop Theatre & Community Excellence Awards Morning Tea
- Friday August 3rd, ASDAN Morning Tea for ASDAN participants and their families
- Friday August 3rd, Pathways to Employment Expo – post school and employment options
- Friday August 3rd, CP Week Mardi Gras Party – entertainment for community services members, their family, friends, carers and support workers
- Saturday August 4th, Creative Connections Art Exhibition
- Saturday August 4th, Greyhounds Meet for CP
National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week highlights that with the right support people with Cerebral Palsy can and do reach their potential, despite the economic, physical and attitudinal barriers often faced,” said Glenn Rappensberg, President of Cerebral Palsy Australia.