Support our work

OTARC's research activities rely on a combination of winning competitive grants and receiving generous donations from the public. With our emphasis on collaboration and applying research to support others, OTARC is uniquely geared to provide our funders with maximum value for funds received.

OTARC's approach to research means that we guarantee your support will be rewarded with excellent results.

Please note: As of 31 July 2017, all volunteers and employees of La Trobe University are required to have a valid Working with Children check. To volunteer you need a ‘Volunteer’ category check, which is free. Please see: http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/home/

Help us create a brighter future

Our Social and Communication Study Appeal

Volunteer with us

Are you interested in volunteering at OTARC? We have many opportunities for you to come and help us out, including supporting research, administration, community relations and fundraising.

Donate to OTARC

To support our research, please visit our secure donation site. Please specify that your donation is for 'Autism Research (OTARC)' at the Bundoora Campus. All donations to La Trobe University are tax deductible. If you need more information, please call +61 (0)3 9479 2497 or email otarc@latrobe.edu.au.

100% of your donation will support the work of the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre.

We thank you for your support.

Host an event

For those of you so passionate about our research that you want to ignite support, you can fundraise for OTARC.  Take part in an existing event, or create your own by building your own event fundraising page at Everyday Hero, and raise urgently needed funds for research.

Donations

2016 donations

Principal individual donor: Mrs Olga Tennison

Other significant donors: Mrs Sylvia Walton

2015 donations

Principal individual donor: Mrs Olga Tennison

Other significant donors: Mrs Sylvia Walton,
Konfir Kabo and Monica Lim

Everyday Hero Fundraising

Annie Malory is 11 years old. She participated in the Melbourne Swim Classic 2015 and donated her sponsorship funds of $1,644.50 to OTARC.

Cassie Andersen participated in the Age Run Melbourne 2015 and raised $1,400.00.

Our fundraising campaign 'Drawtism' in August/September raised $3,616.00.

Yarra Plenty Swimming Club's Swimathon raised nearly $2,000.00

2014 donations

Principal individual donor: Mrs Olga Tennison

Other significant donors: Mrs Sylvia Walton

Everyday Hero Fundraising

  • Melanie Muniandy ran in The Age Marathon and donated her sponsorship funds of $2,859.50 to OTARC.
  • Logesvary Krishnasamy ran in Run for Autism and donated her sponsorship funds of $1,138.70 to OTARC.

2013 donations

Principal individual donor: Mrs Olga Tennison

Other significant donors: Universities Australia; Estate of the late Giacinto Giliberti

Everyday Hero Fundraising

  • Peter Walters asked for donations to OTARC instead of presents for his birthday.
  • Cathy Bent ran in the Melbourne Marathon and donated her sponsorship funds of $605.00 to OTARC.
  • Josie Toscasio ran in the Sunday Age City2Sea fun run and donated her sponsorship funds of $1,640.00 to OTARC.
  • Amelia Trethewie and Andrew Paterson asked for donations to OTARC instead of presents for their engagement and raised $3,239.00.

2012 donations

Principal individual donor: Mrs Olga Tennison

Other significant donors: Mrs June Hay