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.

Volunteer with us >

If you are interested in volunteering at OTARC, please register. Our available opportunities depend on the needs of particular projects, but can include supporting research by data entry and administration, assisting with events or with social media and communications. Once you are registered, you'll receive emails when specific volunteer roles arise. You can also opt-in to receive information about opportunities with other autism organisations.

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/

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.

If you prefer to not donate online, please use the donation form [PDF 133KB].

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

We thank you for your support.

Host an event

Please contact us if you would like to host your own fundraising event. Email Melinda Denham, Communications Coordinator, M.Denham@latrobe.edu.au.

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