The National A-T Clinic - BrAshA-T, Brisbane, Australia

The National A-T Clinic

The National A-T Clinic was established in 2010 following long-term lobbying by BrAshA-T to the Queensland Government, who have unfortunately since withdrawn funding for the program.

BrAshA-T has taken on the task of ensuring this vital service continues to be available for all of those living with A-T throughout Australia. To facilitate this, BrAshA-T has appointed and fully funded a Clinic Co-ordinator to ensure the clinic continues to thrive.

Based at the Wesley Medical Research Centre and Queensland Children’s Hospital, the A-T clinic provides a team of expert doctors who aim to see every child in Australia diagnosed with A-T. Specialist doctors are in attendance from Neurology, Immunology, Respiratory, Genetics, Ophthalmology and Dermatology, as well as Allied health therapists, with the hope of expanding this to include Psychology and Oncology to ensure all aspects of A-T are addressed.

BrAshA-T can provide financial assistance to A-T families to enable them to attend the clinic, please refer to our Clinic Financial Support Policy.

Please email info@brashat.org.au to register your interest in an upcoming clinic.

Aims of the Clinic

The A-T Clinic is the only dedicated A-T clinic in the Southern Hemisphere and aims to:

  • Develop expertise to manage this complex disorder
  • Provide access to new and existing treatments
  • Improve quality of life and health outcomes
  • Promote and offer access to A-T research projects
  • Facilitate the involvement in clinical trials
  • Be a part of an international network of Ataxia Telangiectasia clinics
  • Two clinics are held each year, with BrAshA-T providing financial assistance to A-T families to enable them to attend the A-T Clinic each year

The clinic also provides an invaluable opportunity for A-T families from across Australia to get together, share their experiences and provide support and understanding that could only be offered by families facing the same evolving challenges inherent in the A-T journey. Being a rare disease, and with only approximately 35-40 children in Australia living with A-T, it is comforting for families to know that they are not alone.

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