Caring for our children's future

Autism and ADHD pressing issues?

According to 2012 ABS figures, 1 in 33 children aged 5 to 9 was diagnosed with Autism in Australia. This is nearly double the 2009 figures. Based on trends since 1980, it is estimated that by 2020, this figure may well reach 1 in 20. And it will keep getting worse.
The incidence of ADHD has already reached 1 in 10 and rising.

With each affected child, parents, siblings and close family will also be adversely affected; so profoundly and in ways that only those who live through it can understand. The foundation was formed by a group of health professionals and scientists dedicated to finding the root causes of Autism, and the best prevention and treatment options.

Opportunity to participate in Research and treatment

Does your child have ADHD, or do you suspect he or she has ADHD?

If so, your child is invited to participate in a research study. Together with the Behavioural Neurotherapy Clinic, Victoria University is conducting a 6 month study investigating the "effect of diet alteration and nutrient supplementation" on the behaviours of children with ADHD. For the current study, your child will be assessed at baseline and after a six month treatment regime using a number of tests including cognitive functioning (e.g., attention and thinking), brain electrical activity, sleep, behaviour and gut symptoms and this will help us understand the relationship between diet and nutrition in children with ADHD. If your child meets the inclusion criteria, below, participation is free. 

  • Aged 6 to 14 years

  • Has a diagnosis of ADHD or is suspected of having ADHD

  • Has no significant co-morbid diagnoses (e.g. Schizophrenia)

Please contact us for more information:

Behavioural Neurotherapy Clinic
Ph: (03)9848 9100
Email: reception@adhd.com.au

The Foundation’s objectives:

  • Provide advocacy, to change government policy and improve funding for treatment and research.
  • Conduct research to determine the most cost effective treatment combinations.
  • Conduct research on the impact of Environmental toxins, Dietary and Nutritional factors.
  • Promote effective treatment options for Autism, ADHD and other childhood disorders.
  • Build a world class treatment and research center for Autism and ADHD.
  • Provide affordable or pro-bono treatment for those in need of services for Autism or ADHD


Advocacy

Government Advocacy

We aim to influence Government departments to acknowledge that research indicates that effective treatment for Autism and ADHD involves diet, nutrition and behaviour modification..
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Treatment Centre

 

We plan to build a World Class Research and Treatment Centre where state of the art treatment is offered, and where Universities can  research causes and treatment of Autism and ADHD...
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Pro-bono work

A major aim of the Foundation is to raise funds to support families whose circumstances prevent them from getting appropriate treatment for their child ..
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Research

Autism research

Professionals and scientists on our Scientific Advisory Committee have conducted numerous research projects and published their findings in scientific journals and at conferences. The following is a list of current research projects..

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Education

 

We aim to provide caregiverand health service providers: Paediatricians, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, OTs and Speech Therapists up to date information regarding treatment options... 

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Smart-eHealth

Smart-eHealth is a cloud database hub developed for the Foundation. It enables timely and effective coordination between healthcare professionals and laboratories to maximise patient care by instantly sharing diagnosis, treatment, test results and reports.

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