Cerebral Palsy Education Centre

The APS Benevolent Fund is honoured to be supporting the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) again in 2019.

The Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC)

Cerebral Palsy is the most common physical disability in Australia and the most expensive to manage. CPEC provides support to children who have Cerebral Palsy and their families. This includes physical support, occupational therapy, speech therapy and parent training. As a result, these children and their families can live healthier and happier lives.

In 2018, we were delighted to be able to donate over $100K to CPEC. We were able to fund a number of critical costs including physiotherapy ($56K) and occupational therapy ($8.5K). We were also able to support with speech pathology costs ($25K) and parent training ($47K). As a result, we have been able to support the wonderful team at CPEC. The team do an amazing job to improve the lives of children with cerebral palsy. These funds also support the families in caring for their children and making life easier for everyone.

Your contributions at work

Speech Pathologist Lillian Colley wrote to us with an update on how the children at CPEC are benefitting from extra funding.

”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 practising 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”.

The APS Benevolent Fund is a registered charity and a deductible gift recipient. Any donation (above $2) is tax-deductible.

You can make a difference in the lives of children suffering from this disease. learn more and make a donation here.