The APS Benevolent Fund is honoured to
be supporting the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) again in 2019. Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability in Australia and the most expensive to manage. The Cerebral Palsy Education Centre (CPEC) provides children who have cerebral palsy and their families with physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as parent training.
In 2018, we were delighted to be able to donate over $100K to CPEC to fund a number of critical costs including physiotherapy costs ($56K), occupational therapy costs ($8.5K), speech pathology costs ($25K) and parent training ($47K). With this donation, we have been able to support the wonderful team at CPEC in improving the lives of children with cerebral palsy as well as supporting their families.
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 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”.
The APS Benevolent Fund is a registered charity and a deductible gift recipient. Any donation (above $2) is tax deductible.
- If you’d like to make a difference to the lives of children with cerebral palsy, you can make a donation here.