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Tasmania - Organisation

Tascare Society for Children (1988 - 2019)

Community Service Organisation
Alternative Names
  • Tascare (Also known as)

Tascare Society for Children superseded the Tasmanian Society for the Care of Crippled Children in 1988. It provided support to the parents of children with disabilities.Tascare Society for Children closed in 2019.


The name change appears to have followed the Society's decision in the mid-1980s to give up its medical and clinical roles in order to devote more energy to providing assistance to the parents of children with disabilities.

Tascare was run by a voluntary committee with nine members, an Executive Officer and an office administration. It had its own office which enabled it to provide training and educational forums to parents and to foster mutually supportive networks between them.

Tascare received enough funding from donations and bequests to be independent of government funding.

The records of Tascare Society for Children were transferred to Archives Tasmania with the closure of Tascare in late 2019.

Prepared by: Caroline Evans