Making every step count


Meet the Cerebral Palsy Society

The Cerebral Palsy Society of New Zealand strives to enhance the lives of people with cerebral palsy (CP) in New Zealand by providing programmes, support and advice. 

Our members are at the heart of everything we do and we are proud to support New Zealanders with CP at all ages and stages.  

We run a variety of programmes and services for our member  – from vouchers to subsidise taxi travel and physical activities,  to grants, member events and support networks.  

We welcome involvement and feedback from our members and are always looking at ways we can improve the services we provide.

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral Palsy is a physical disability that affects movement and posture.

Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It is a permanent life-long condition but generally does not worsen over time. It is due to damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

CP affects people in different ways and can affect body movement, muscle control, muscle coordination, muscle tone, reflex, posture, and balance.

Did you know, CP is the most common physical disability in childhood? 

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