Cerebral palsy research

Every 15 hours, an Australian child is born with cerebral palsy – making it the the most common physical disability in childhood.

Through generous philanthropic and community support, previous research resulted in Queensland children with cerebral palsy becoming the first in Australia to benefit from a revolutionary rehabilitation program at home.

Since 2007, millions of dollars has been invested to help establish the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre (QCPRRC) and advance research into cerebral palsy.

Thanks to the support of generous donors, researchers have developed new techniques that detect cerebral palsy earlier and ensure children and their families receive treatment sooner to improve their long-term health outcomes.