Welcome to Australian Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (AusDoCC).



Conference Keynote Speaker profile #1 – Dr Lynn Paul

Lynn K. Paul, Ph.D. is a Senior Research Scientist at California Institute of Technology, where she is directing a research program studying brain-structure, cognition and social processing in Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum (AgCC). Dr. Paul received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology from the Department of Neurology, UCLA.
In graduate school, Dr. Paul began working with Dr. Warren Brown  to describe the cognitive and behavioral profile of individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum. Currently, she is an Associate Research Professor at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, where she continues to collaborate with Dr. Brown on research describing the AgCC profile.
In 2002, Dr. Paul collaborated with other professionals and family members to found the National Organization for Disorders of the Corpus Callosum (NODCC). The NODCC is a 501c3 not-for-profit that brings families, clinicians, and scientists together in the effort to improve quality of life for people with callosal disorders. During her tenure as NODCC president, she co-authored  “ACC and Me,” a children’s book about a boy with callosal agenesis.
Dr. Paul is also more broadly interested in understanding the role cortical connectivity plays in development of higher-order social cognition. In addition to research on AgCC, she collaborates with Dr. Ralph Adolphs on studies of social processing and brain structure in high functioning adults with autism spectrum disorders and individuals with congenital bilateral amygdala lesions. She is also the Director of the Psychological Assessment  for Research Laboratory at Caltech and principle investigator for the Psychological Assessment Core of the NIH-funded Conte Center for Social Decision Making.
Finally, Dr. Paul maintains a clinical psychology practice (L.K.Paul and Associates) in Pasadena, where she sees adult outpatient psychotherapy clients and conducts neuropsychological assessments on individuals with callosal agenesis.


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What is a disorder of the corpus callosum?

The corpus callosum is the major connection between the two sides of the brain.

A disorder of the corpus callosum (DCC) is a rare, congenital, neurological condition in which the corpus callosum fails to fully develop or does not develop at all.  It is an abnormality in the development of brain structure, before birth.

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Our Stories

When diagnosed with a disorder of the corpus callosum (DoCC) parents are often told to ‘wait and see’. We can’t tell you what the outcome will be.  All our stories are different.

By reading our stories, you can see these differences as we share the journey together.

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AusDoCC history

The ausDoCC committee was formed by a group of parents of children with a disorder of the corpus callosum (DoCC) in 2012. It has since expanded to include adults with a DoCC. Through lived experience we aim to uphold our vision of supporting individuals, families and caregivers affected by a DoCC, through advocating, uniting and supporting.

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