The North Queensland Society for Crippled Children was founded in 1951 by a group of citizens to provide care, education and training of children who contracted poliomyelitis during the poliomyelitis epidemic. In 1991, the North Queensland Society for Crippled Children changed its name to Cootharinga Society of North Queensland.
1951 - 1991 North Queensland Society for Crippled Children
1991 - 2002 Cootharinga Society of North Queensland
2002 - Cootharinga North Queensland - Ability First!
Sources used to compile this entry: Our History, 2013, https://www.cootharinga.org.au/about-us/history/.
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 18 August 2013, Last modified: 11 December 2014