A wedding gift that gives twice

Bride and Groom with Son

Jaclyn and Dean Alburey asked their wedding guests to donate to OTARC research

When Jaclyn Alburey planned her spring wedding this year, she knew that she didn’t want traditional gifts. Instead she encouraged her 50 guests to donate funds for research at OTARC.

Her son, Tyler, was diagnosed with autism at OTARC’s Early Assessment Clinic in 2013, when he was just over 2 years old. This allowed him to receive early intervention, and as a result he is now a thriving boy of 5 ½ who loves trains and will begin school in 2017.

“Tyler had a great time at our wedding, with lots of food, dancing and laughs,” Jaclyn said.

“We think research into autism is so important and we are happy to be able to help in any way we can. If anyone else is considering a donation table at their event, I’d really recommend it,” she added.

Jaclyn and Dean’s wedding was held in Melbourne in October 2016.

If you would like to discuss donating to OTARC, please contact us on 9479 2497 or email otarc@latrobe.edu.au.

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