The Cerebral Palsy League has changed its name to
CPL - Choice, Passion, Life.
The story begins...
In 1948, a group of parents decided they wanted more for their children living with disability and so they founded the Queensland Spastic Children’s Welfare League, which then went on to be known as the Spastic Welfare League of Queensland. Those parents worked tirelessly to raise awareness and funds to help their own and other children to experience the best in life.
In 1997, the Spastic Welfare League became the Cerebral Palsy League. The change reflected changing sentiments in the community and a rapid shift in the way we view and support people living with disability.
We are CPL - Choice, Passion, Life
Twenty-one years on, it’s time for another change – the Cerebral Palsy League is now CPL – Choice, Passion, Life. You’ve always known us as the Cerebral Palsy League, but thanks to your support we’re now able to do so much more, which is why we’re changing our name.
Our new name reflects our future
Our new name CPL – Choice, Passion, Life, has been chosen because it’s what truly matters to us as an organisation, and as a part of our community. We believe our new name reflects where we have come from, but is far more reflective of the way in which we work today and our aspirations for the future.
And our mission...
Our mission is an inclusive society for all people. A world where people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else. A world where we are all equal. A world where labels don’t exist. A world where everyone believes in the power of each individual and their ability to change the world.