ACD history

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For over 30 years ACD has been empowering children with a disability and their families to access the support needed to live a fulfilling life and to uphold their child’s right to reach their full potential.

Parent passion

In August 1980 a small group of parents of children with a disability came together to fight to restore services that had ceased. Lasting friendships were forged along with a desire to share information and offer mutual support. That group became ACD.

Striving for a better life for our children and families continues to drive what we do today.

30th Anniversary celebrations

In 2010, ACD celebrated three decades of working to support children with a disability and their families. To mark the occasion, we published a special edition of NoticeBoard outlining the journey — its successes and challenges.

ACD 30th Anniversary NoticeBoard magazine (PDF 7MB)

We look forward to celebrating our next milestone of 40 years in 2020 with ACD members and supporters, past and present.

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