Read an interview with Kate (June 2016)
Kindergarten and School Starter Resource Kits
Starting kindergarten and school is a significant milestone in the life of a child. For children with hand differences and their parents, it can be a time full of questions and uncertainty.
The kits aim to make the transition to kindergarten or school a little easier. They include some of the most frequently asked questions and practical advice from parents who have been there. We encourage you to read the information and reflect on what best suits you and your child.
Meet Our Patron, Kate Doughty
In September 2007, Kate was appointed as the Foundation’s Patron to represent Aussie Hands in future events and be a mentor and inspiration to young members. Kate has a hand difference.
An Inspirational Message
from Associate Professor Chris Coombs, Director, Department of Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
I love inspiration. Inspiration is seen every day by parents. They see their children playing a concerto, making the Olympics, knowing their times tables, feeding themselves, tying shoelaces, writing their names and doing up their buttons. They always amaze us!…