Cerebal Palsy League
Cerebral Palsy League’s Townsville Service:
22 Ridley Road
Kirwan QLD 4817
T. 07 4799 9600
F. 07 4723 5300
The friendly, professional Cerebral Palsy League staff provide individualised support to individuals and families to identify, develop and reach their specific goals. We work together with the Far North Queensland team to provide outreach services throughout the state’s north, including remote areas like Mount Isa. We also have a growing network of individuals who travel long distances to access our specialised therapy services.
The expert team also offer manual handling assessment and training for other disability support service providers and are committed to providing employment opportunities for Indigenous support staff so we can best match our support staff with our clients.
Therapy and Health Services
Our expert Allied Health teams works with families and individuals aged up to 18 years to provide therapeutic intervention including equipment prescription, occupational therapy support, physiotherapy and speech and language support.
The Cerebral Palsy League offers a broad range of Allied Health Services including:
- Occupational Therapy
- Social Work
- Speech Pathology
The early intervention program involves working with families and children during a child’s vital developmental years (up to about 8 years old). Research shows that intense therapy and support during these important years can make a very positive difference in the lives of children with disabilities.
Community Support and Engagement
The Non School Organisations program
The Non School Organisations (NSO) program is a consultative program, provided to schools who are supporting children with a physical disability. For more information on this program, head to the Non School Organisations website.
The team provides a vacation care programs for teenagers with a disability and their siblings.
MyTime is a free peer support groups for parents and/or carers with a child with a disability or chronic medical condition. It is a great opportunity for parents and carers to socialise and share ideas with others who understand the rewards and intensity of the caring role. The groups also provide a play helper, so children are welcome! Click here to learn more about MyTime.
Workshops for parents and carers
Workshops available include ‘Mealtime Support’, ‘Gastrostomy Support’ and ‘Medication Administration’
Playgroups provides opportunities for play and learning for families with preschool aged children. Your child will develop new skills and gain confidence by interacting with other children.
Home Support and Respite
This program provides flexible ‘drop in’ support within the homes of families of children with disabilities. The support offered is based around each family’s needs and includes:
- Rest and respite for parents
- Domestic assistance
- Mealtime assistance
- Helping to prepare children for school
- Play time for all children in the family