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Donations of any amount are very welcome and are tax deductible. Please use Paypal or Bank Transfer.

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Please include your full name as a reference and drop us a line by email to treasurer@ausdocc.org.au so we know who to thank and email the receipt to.

Bank details are:
BSB: 013-257
ACCT NO: 378800587
NAME: AUS DOCC INC.

*Deposit Codes: 1=membership, 2=fundraising/event, 3=donation, 4=merchandise, 5=sponsorship, 6=conference. Please use a number with your name as a reference. You will be receipted with a tax invoice by email.

 

Why donate to ausDoCC?

Your donations will greatly assist us to achieve our goals. Donations over $2 are tax deductible and no donation is too small.

Examples of how your donation may assist …

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  • $5 can welcome a new member with a welcome pack or print 10 information brochures.
  • $20 produces 40 information brochures or adds to the sensory items collection for meetups
  • $50 prints 100 brochures, produces 50 mini Edna books or allows website updates
  •  $100 helps to run social meet ups, Awareness Day and training sessions to produce best practices documents
  • $500 can sponsor ACC research in Australia, help us to bring renowned speakers to our conferences or produce information booklets for teachers
  • $1000 will recognise you as a major supporter and opens all possibilities for the future of AusDoCC. e.g. establishing a research scholarship fund,  printing the conference program booklets, publishing a  book to guide families affected by a DCC or making a video clip about DCC
  • And much more…

AusDoCC was formed in 2012 by a small group of mums who recognised the urgent need to support kids and families with disorders of the corpus callosum

(DCC). Each thought they were alone, struggling with the impact of a rare brain disorder. In a couple of years things snowballed and the group grew quickly as more and more diagnoses were made. Not only were babies being diagnosed in-utero but some children and adults were discovering they had a DCC after an MRI or CT scan. The medical and educational knowledge has struggled to keep pace and many families all over the country still feel isolated by the lack of knowledge and expertise.

Since its small beginnings, AusDoCC has become an incorporated body and has quickly grown to emerge as the peak Australian support body for families affected by a DCC. We have produced information brochures and a website and have formed a collaborative partnership with Professor Linda Richards and the Queensland Brain Institute as well as the DCC team at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Research Institute in Melbourne. We have also held two national conferences to enable families to meet world renowned professionals and most importantly, each other. Many families have formed strong connections through the active AusDoCC Facebook groups, which include a group for adults with a DCC.

Our committee is wholly composed  of volunteers from across the nation, who continue to maintain AusDoCC under the governance of the Associations and Incorporations Act 2012.

Some of our goals are to:

  • produce more information brochures for families, doctors and teachers
  • support scientific and clinical DCC research programs
  • connect socially isolated individuals with DCC and support and unite families and individuals diagnosed with a DCC
  • increase distribution of essential medical and educational information
  • maintain a collaborative Australian body of professionals to advise us on DCC
  • write an Australian picture storybook about DCC, starring our mascot, Edna the fat tailed dunnart (who has no corpus callosum)
  • plan a national conference for 2019
  • attend conferences and training on advocacy, disability and peer support
  • become involved with international peak DCC bodies
  • hold social and information events for families
  • hold regular national committee meetings
  • maintain an up to date, informative website
  • establish a research scholarship for DCC research
  • maintain insurance to cover our activities and events
  • increase societal awareness of DCC
  • celebrate a national corpus callosum awareness day on July 2
  • produce video and audio information resources about DCC