History about the charity
SATB2 Connect was established in December 2021, receiving charitable status from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) endorsement by the Australian Taxation Office.
The board of directors includes parents who share a common passion, seeking effective and equitable support for their child, they each bring their unique skills and attributes to operate the charity.
SATB2 Connect aims to advocate for those diagnosed with SATB2 Associated Syndrome, raise awareness of SATB2 Associated Syndrome, and educate those around us who treat our loved ones and professionals we rely on for advice through much-needed research. SATB2 Connect’s aims listed above could not be possible without the funding required to propel research into action; with every donation made, SATB2 Connect is closer to making a difference in the lives of many families today and in the future.
Together with national organisations, research institutes, our partnership with Australian universities, global organisations of SATB2, we acknowledge the challenges now and ahead and are willing to take them head-on to reach for possibilities for our community and their families. SATB2 connect supports those diagnosed with the condition and those who share their symptoms; we advocate for equitable treatment for all those diagnosed in Australia, New Zealand and our neighbouring countries within the Asia-Pacific region because we believe no one should be left behind.
Board of Directors
Dalal Dawood Baumgartner
Founder & Principal Director
Research Advisory Committee
The University of Sydney
Dr Sarah Wilkes-Gillan
Lecturer and Researcher, faculty of medicine and health, occupational therapist
Dr Natalie Munro
Associate Professor, Sydney School of Health Sciences in the faculty of medicine & health, speech pathologist
Lecturer, Sydney School of Health Sciences in the faculty of medicine & health, occupational therapist
Dr Omid Kavehei
Associate Prof. School of Biomedical Engineering, Deputy Head of School of Biomedical Engineering for Research
Clinical Advisory Committee
Dr Abbie Najjarine