News and stories

News and stories

How one family’s experience of autism led to a PhD scholarship

Griffith University Fri, 15 Mar 2024

The Dyer family spent decades trying to get their son the autism diagnosis and support he needed. It wasn’t until he was an adult that it finally happened – and only after his mother identified it using a magazine article. As a result, the family was determined to impact the next generation of autism research with an important gift to Griffith University.

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How Gran’s pioneering spirit helped shape a year of highlights

Jack Heath, CEO, Philanthropy Australia Fri, 16 Dec 2022

In his end of year message, Philanthropy Australia CEO, Jack Heath reflects on his grandmother's life and the decision to establish a scholarship in her honour