Donations of any amount are very welcome and are tax deductible. Please use Paypal or Bank Transfer.
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ACCT NO: 378800587
NAME: AUS DOCC INC.
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Why donate to ausDoCC?
Although we also hold ausDoCC fundraisers your donations will greatly assist us to achieve our goals. Donations over $2 are tax deductible and no donation is too small.
- $2 helps us mail out brochures to a doctor, school or family.
- $5 helps us to welcome a new member with a welcome pack
- $10 pays insurance for a fortnight
- $15 produces 50 information brochures
- $30 runs our website for a week
- $50 helps towards sponsoring ACC research in Australia.
- $100 pays for 2% of an international conference speaker
- $1000 recognises you as a major supporter and opens all possibilities for the future of ausdocc. e.g. establishing a research scholarship fund.
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 struggles 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 also held a successful inaugural conference in 2015 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 entirely made up 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 information brochures for families, doctors and teachers
- support scientific and clinical DCC research programs
- connect socially isolated individuals with a DCC support and unite families and individuals diagnosed with a DCC
- increase distribution of essential medical and educational information
- form a collaborative Australian body of professionals to advise us on DCC
- write an Australian picture storybook about DCC
- plan a national conference for 2017
- 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
- create a national corpus callosum awareness day on July 2.