AusACPDM Pacific Island Working Group

AusACPDM Pacific Island Working Group

20th April, 2022

Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Ni sa bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Malo ni, Kia Ora and Greetings!

The Professional Development workstream of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine has recently set up a Pacific Island focused working group. The purpose is to explore health and therapy services and activities in the Pacific Islands, for children, young people and adults with cerebral palsy and developmental disabilities and their families.

Our group needs your help!

We are seeking to map information about any groups or individuals working in health related services with childhood / adult disability in the Pacific island

Why? We are planning a Networking forum to bring people together, develop relationships and ongoing networking, share ideas and resources.

If this applies to you, or you know of anyone please let us know via email or by fulling out the  Potential Contacts Questionnaire

Emails can be directed to  Sue Donnell at with the following information:



  • Name of Group/Organisation/Individual
  • Key Contact Person/People
  • Key Contact email
  • Location of base e.g., based in NZ, Australia
  • Where does the organisation work in the Pacific?
  • What do they do?
  • What age group do they work with?
  • What disabilities do they focus on?
  • Do they know of others working with people groups in the Pacific Islands? If so please provide contact details.
  • This work is being conducted in collaboration with Altus Resource Trust