National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week in Australia
June 31, 2012
This week in Australia they are celebrating National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week (CP Week) to recognise the achievements of people with cerebral palsy and to create greater awareness, understanding and acceptance.
CP Week 2012 will be held from Monday July 30th to Sunday August 5th. Through CP Week, Member Organisations work to make our community more inclusive, more accessible and more welcoming for people living with Cerebral Palsy. Support is seen throughout the week through activities, programs and initiatives.
The important message for our community is to focus on seeing people with cerebral palsy firstly just as people, and to work together to achieve full social inclusion.
“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, Cerebral Palsy Australia.
Here is an exclusive interview from Col Clifford as he talks with Angela Tillmans, the CEO of the Cerebral Palsy League, and Laura Scurr who has Cerebral Palsy and has graduated with a double degree from the USQ Toowoomba.
For further information please contact Cerebral Palsy Australia.