Every mind matters
Big or small, young or old - every person and every family, who manages the challenges of neurodevelopment conditions every day - they are at the heart
of ND Australia's work .
THE NEURODEVELOPMENT CHALLENGE
in Australia have
is the estimated cost of neurodevelopment
conditions each year.
OF YOUNG PEOPLE
with neurodevelopment conditions report
depression and anxiety.
What is neurodevelopment?
When you hear the word neurodevelopment, we're talking about the brain and our nervous system.
The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that carries messages back and forth from the brain to various parts of our bodies.
Sometimes the brain and the nervous system connect to each other differently. When this happens this is generally called a neurodevelopment disorder.
This presents as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, delayed learning, cerebral palsy, Tourettes, Down Syndrome, epilepsy and other rare genetic conditions.
Up to 95% of people will have more than one condition.
What does neurodevelopment look like?
Many people with neurodevelopment challenges can experience difficulties with language, speech and basic motor skills.
Some conditions will often adversely effect social behaviour, memory, and an ability to learn.
Conditions in children can change or evolve as they grow older, some will be permanent.
Diagnosis can be difficult and confusing for both the children and adults. Getting the right information, working out treatment options and getting support is often hard to find and expensive to access.
We want to change all that.
THE CASE FOR CHANGE
ND Australia's vision is to enable the delivery of innovative and integrated
models of care and support across Australia.
Supports that can grow change with people throughout their lives.
There are three core areas that shape our work:
Ground-breaking Research & Programs
Source of Truth
The projects we are honoured to be involved with reflect our values of ensuring that people with neurodevelopment conditions are involved with building and delivering them. All are grounded in cutting-edge, evidence based research and at the heart is our mission to make the lives of people living with neurodevelopment conditions easier.
We're just getting started and look forward to sharing our progress.