Tony McRae

Tony McRae

Former Minister for the Environment; Climate Change; Disability Services

    Cerebral Palsy Week 2006

    7/08/2006 4:02 PM

    The Cerebral Palsy Association of Western Australia (CPAWA) will this week celebrate 55 years of creating opportunities for people living with cerebral palsy.

    Disability Services Minister Tony McRae today announced Cerebral Palsy Awareness Week 2006 to celebrate the achievements of people living with CP.

    “It is wonderful to celebrate the work of the Cerebral Palsy Association for their long and worthwhile service to the community,” Mr McRae said.

    “A small group of parents of children with cerebral palsy had a vision 55 years ago for a centre of excellence to provide services for their children, and have worked to see that vision come true.

    “The State Government is proud to support CPAWA as their partners in the provision of services and we are excited to join in the celebration of their achievement.”

    CPAWA today embodies the original vision and provides accommodation, therapy, medical and dental care, equipment, work opportunities and many, many other services which help more than 900 children and adults with cerebral palsy each year to lead a more successful and happy life.

    This would not be possible without the support of more than 200 volunteers and thousands of other Western Australians who support CPAWA, allowing them to carry on their great tradition of community support.

    “I congratulate the CPAWA for its leadership and valuable contribution to this task over the last 55 years and wish CPAWA and its members all the best for Cerebral Palsy Week 2006,” the Minister said.

    “The State Government has increased funding for disability services by $78million since 2001 and we will double funding for people with disabilities by 2008.”

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