What is Huntington’s Disease?

Huntington’s Disease (HD) is a degenerative brain disorder that results in the progressive loss of mental and physical capacities. The hereditary and complex nature of HD means that it’s not just patients, but an entire community that’s affected.

Who we are

Huntington’s Disease Association Tasmania was established in 1978, incorporated in 1983, to develop educational programs and provide support for Tasmanians affected by HD.

The Association aims to assist families in coping with and understanding of the disease, all while helping these families develop a strong unified voice in the quest for quality services, dignity and respect.

What we do

  • Quarterly newsletters.
  • Resource library.
  • Support groups.
  • Networking.
  • Fundraising.
  • Provision of dietary supplements.
  • Resource sharing & Special Needs support.
  • Education— conferences & seminars.
  • Referral to specialist services.
  • 24-hour family phone support.
  • Lobbying Government to ensure the maintenance of services for HD families.

How you can help

Volunteer – Donate – Join


Do what you can when you can

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Your support is very much appreciated.


Make a tax-deductible donation

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Become a Member

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