Social and Community Participation Support for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy NDIS

Your questions on social and community participation support for Cerebral Palsy answered

Social connections not only bring happiness and support to people living with disabilities, it can also enrich the lives of those around them with deeper empathy and shared experiences. 

Cerebral palsy can pose unique challenges when it comes to social and community participation due to physical and communication issues associated with the condition. At Maple, we want to help you to explore and enhance your opportunities for social and community participation with the help of NDIS funding.

When communities open their arms and embrace our differences with respect and understanding, it transforms our society into a more compassionate and inclusive space for everyone. At Maple, we want all of our clients to experience connections and a sense of belonging and through our social and community participation program, we can help you to achieve a deeper level of independence.

Are you or a loved one eligible for NDIS funding?

How does cerebral palsy affect social development?

Cerebral palsy can impact social development due to both physical and communication challenges that they may face. Many people living with cerebral palsy experience difficulties with speech and language, which can hinder effective communication. Physical limitations, reliance on mobility aids or dependency on caregivers can all affect someone with CP’s ability to engage in certain social activities. 

Due to these barriers, children and adults living with CP might experience delays with social skill development. Not only that but societal misconceptions and stigma surrounding disabilities can have a profound impact on someone’s ability to interact socially. 

For this reason, a cerebral palsy support network made up of friends, family, educators, and social workers as well as the use of assistive technology can play a pivotal role in facilitating social development for those living with cerebral palsy.

What are the social needs of someone with cerebral palsy?

Friendships and relationships lie at the heart of our social experience, and this is no different for those living with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. The joy of shared laughter, the comfort of understanding and the strength drawn from companionship are universal desires.

We all want the ability to make choices, pursue interests, and engage in meaningful activities that bring joy and fulfilment to our lives. People living with disabilities are no exception to this. 

With the help of NDIS funding we can nurture our clients towards greater independence and provide the tools and support needed to achieve it. 

Facilitating environments where meaningful connections can flourish and creating proximity and accessibility to local communities are vital. Whether it is through adaptive communication methods or accessible social settings, every step taken to bridge gaps strengthens the bonds of society.

Accessible recreational activities and inclusive education and work opportunities elevate us as a community, it opens our hearts and inspires us to appreciate the diverse abilities and unique talents that each of us brings to our community. 

How much funding can you get from NDIS?

What is NDIS social and community participation?

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) includes a core support called Social and Community Participation. We are inherently social beings, who find purpose through our connections with others. Recognising this, Maple is dedicated to ensuring our clients, including those with cerebral palsy, are able to actively engage in social, community and recreational pursuits that, in turn, can enhance our quality of life. 

With the help of NDIS funding, we can boost participant’s involvement in communal activities to enhance skill development, foster meaningful relationships and strengthen social connections. The key features of this core support include:

  • Encouraging and supporting active participation in community activities, including sports, community events, workshops and other group activities.
  • Focusing on enhancing essential social skills crucial for effective communication, relationship building and seamless social integration.  
  • Empowering participants to navigate public spaces confidently, use public transport, and manage social situations independently, which can bolster autonomy.
  • Boosting confidence and self-esteem through participation in the community. Elevating self-worth and a sense of accomplishment within themselves.
  • Cultivating community enrichment by integrating people with disabilities into the broader community, celebrating diversity, inclusivity and mutual growth.

For more information on accessing NDIS funding and to learn about our social and community participation program for children and adults living with cerebral palsy, we invite you to contact our experienced team at Maple Community Services. We’re here to guide you and explore how we can support your journey towards enriched community involvement.

The Maple Commitment

Here at Maple, we are committed to achieving your goals! Providing Support is the backbone of our purpose, we listen and act in realtime, and we empower our community through equal opportunities. It is our focus on building relationships with each and every one of our individuals, that sets us apart from the rest.

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