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Welcome to the Croatian Paraplegic and Tetraplegic Web Site

Croatian Paraplegic and Tetraplegic Alliance (CPTA) is independent, non-profit, non-government, and humanitarian association of persons with spinal cord injury and their close relatives and persons professionally and morally united by the same tasks and goals.

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About Croatian Paraplegic and Tetraplegic Alliance

Croatian Paraplegic and Tetraplegic Alliance (CPTA) is independent, non-profit, non-government, and humanitarian association of persons with spinal cord injury and their close relatives and persons professionally and morally united by the same tasks and goals.

CPTA encourages and gives help to its members and their families for the improvement of life quality and social care and protection of persons with paraplegia and quadriplegia and their interest. It also encourages self-consciousness and social, economic, cultural and other affirmation of person with disability.

CPTA generally promotes needs and legal rights of persons with spinal cord injury in the whole area of Republic of Croatia.

Trough the eleven years of its activities, CPTA has become well known among the persons with paraplegia and quadriplegia as well as among experts and state and local institutions. We took part in preparation of the National Policy for Persons with Disability 2003-2006 as well the new Strategy 2007-2013, of the Act of Condition and Way of Realising the Right on Orthopaedic and other Aid, of the Law on Buildings and in the Act on Accessibility of Buildings for Persons with Decreased Mobility.

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What Are Paraplegia and Quadriplegia?

Paraplegia is a result of a spinal cord injury in a thoracal, lumbal and sacral part of a spine which is characterised by partial (paraparesis) or total loss of functions below the level of an injury.

Quadriplegia is a result of a spinal cord injury in the neck part of a spine which is characterised by partial (quadriparesis) or total loss of functions below the level of an injury.

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