Supports for adults with cerebral palsy
If you have cerebral palsy, you may already be receiving supports from the NDIS, or have received supports from the government in the past.
If you’re not yet a participant in the NDIS, see our NDIS Pathway map to get started.
If you’re looking for disability supports that meet your needs, contact us today.
Supports for children with cerebral palsy
Support is available for people with cerebral palsy, their families and carers. Accessing supports and therapies early in a child’s life is critical to long-term functional ability and can be explained by your NDIS service provider.
The supports and services your child needs will be unique to them and the impact of their disability. It is a good idea to find a general practitioner (GP) you can see regularly and who can work with you and your chosen disability support provider to support your child’s long-term health and development.
If your child has already been diagnosed with cerebral palsy, you can apply for them to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Find out who to contact about the NDIS where you live.
If your child under seven hasn’t been diagnosed with cerebral palsy yet but is showing signs of developmental delay, contact your local NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) provider. They will put you in touch with supports and services, and support you through the NDIS application process if appropriate. Learn more about how ECEI works.
Cerebral palsy can be a learning curve for family, parents and carers too. It is important you get the support you need to continue caring for your loved one with cerebral palsy. Carer supports are available through government-funded carer support programs, the NDIS, the government’s Carer Gateway support network, and the following organisations: