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APS Benevolent Fund
A registered charity making a difference in the lives of children with cerebral palsy
What is cerebral palsy?
Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in Australia and the most expensive to manage.
The Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to children, training to parents as well as enabling children and families to access the essential equipment they need in their daily lives. Equipment and resources are critical in the provision of support for the kids and families at CPEC. Physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and parent training can be expensive. The APS Benevolent Fund has donated funding to supply these resources.
Make a donation to CPEC
APS Benevolent Fund is administered by the staff of the APS Benefits Group. All costs of maintaining the Fund are borne by the Group, so that people making donations are assured that every dollar is used to fund benevolent projects.
Submit a donation form
Return the completed form to us via e-mail or post. Deposit electronically using the following bank account details:
BSB: 063 158
Account Number: 1046 3206
Account Name: APS Benevolent Fund Ltd
Reference: (Add your name)
We will send you a tax deductible receipt at the appropriate time. Alternatively, you can deposit your donation at any Commonwealth Bank branch.
Leave a gift in your Will
As part of your lasting legacy, you can choose to leave a gift to the APS Benevolent Fund in your will. If you would like to add a gift or donation in your will, please contact us.
Dear APS Benevolent Fund,
Thank you again for your ongoing support of my role as a Speech Pathologist at CPEC. I thought I would write you a brief update of how things are going in 2015. I am currently supporting a group of 10 children in Early Intervention. This group consists of children aged 2-5 with a mixture of disabilities (e.g. cerebral palsy, genetic syndromes). Catering to the needs of such a diverse range of ages and abilities has been a challenge for myself and the team; requiring some creative problem solving and strategising!
This term, our group has been completing activities relating to the Three Little Pigs story tale. We have been exploring and learning vocabulary in the story, and practicing making up our own stories with the characters and setting. The kids have had lots of fun making houses out of all different materials – learning to grasp and grip is a fine motor goal for many. Below is a picture of a little boy who began at CPEC this year. I am supporting him and his family to learn to use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) as his speech is very limited.
Your support is much appreciated,
– Lillian Colley, Speech Pathologist