Huntington’s Victoria has been supporting the community since 1973.
Throughout our long history, we would like to make sure that we recognise key milestone moments for the Huntington’s disease community.
1972 – The first HD clinic in Australia was established by Professor Edmond Chiu and was located in Victoria.
1973 – Huntington’s Victoria, formerly known as Australian Huntington’s Disease Association (AHDA Vic) was formed. This was the first HD association in Australia.
1981 – Opening of the first care centre for people suffering from HD and other brain related disorders in the world. It was now known as Wesley Neurological Support Services.
1993 – The gene for Huntington’s disease was discovered due to the research efforts of Nancy Wexler and her team.
2007 — AHDA (Vic) was successful in receiving state government funding to implement the first HD specific Individualised Support Packages.
2013 — Huntington’s Victoria was accredited by the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards.
2013 — Huntington’s Victoria became a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider and was instrumental in the NDIS Pilot Program in Barwon.
2018 — Huntington’s Victoria celebrates 45 years of service to its community.