CPEC services began in 1987 with only 12 children, and today we provide educational programs to over 110 children and their families.
Claire Cotter (current CEO and senior occupational therapist), established a pilot program at the Spastic Society of Victoria’s (now SCOPE) Knox Centre. A decade of successful outcomes for children and families followed this.
In 1998, the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre was established as its own entity, and was kept running by the ongoing commitment of staff, families, and community supporters.
In 2001, CPEC became an Incorporated Body, and in 2005 we moved to our current location in Glen Waverley where we gained ongoing state government support which continues to cover a small portion of our operational costs.
In 2007, we began running professional workshops funded by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. These workshops are targeting to mainstream school personnel to assist with their support of students with cerebral palsy.
Today, we continue to expand and evolve to meet the needs of children who attend our centre, so we can give the best support we can to them, their families and their communities.