Which children has this program been developed for?

The program has been developed specifically for babies, children and young people (0 – 25 years old), residing in the Barwon region, who have physical disabilities ie problems with the typical postural control and movement necessary for the achievement of daily skills including communication, mobility, self-care, play and hand skills, as a result of a brain injury, stroke or cerebral palsy. Our team have had advanced training to work with pre-term babies who may be at risk of cerebral palsy.

What is a neuro physical disability?

A neuro physical disability is an identifiable injury to the brain that affects the control of muscles for posture, movement and activity.

What is the cost?

Therapy costs are in part covered by individual NDIA plans and the Better Start program. The balance of costs are covered by Kids Plus fundraising activities and grants from the philanthropic community. There is no direct cost to families.

Where does the therapy take place?

Kids Plus Centre at Building LX Deakin University, 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds.

How can I connect with Kids Plus families who may have a child in a similar situation?

Our Social Worker can help you connect with other families and groups around the region.