Queensland's most experienced provider of specialised education and therapy services for individuals with ASD.

Bequests

Leaving a bequest in your Will is one of the ways you can help change the life of a person with Autism.

Parents and carers devote their lives to looking after children with ASD, even into adulthood. Leaving a gift in your Will provides vital funding that will enable us to deliver desperately needed education and therapy services for children living with ASD, as well as help us support their families and carers. 

Through the support of bequests, Autism Queensland will enable you to contribute to our organisation in a lasting way. You can decide on the amount you wish to give and determine how we put your gift to use.

Wording your bequest

We have provided some recommended wording should you leave a bequest to Autism Queensland, either for general or specific purposes, as follows:

Bequests for general purposes

“I give (free of all duties and charges) to Autism Queensland (or any entity succeeding to the function and powers of Autism Queensland) to be applied for the general purposes of Autism Queensland and I declare that:
a) My trustee(s) may pay/transfer the gift to any entity nominated by Autism Queensland which is conducted for the benefit of Autism Queensland; and
b) The receipt of any officer nominated by Autism Queensland for that purpose is full and sufficient discharge to my trustee(s) for payment of my gift

Bequests for specific purposes

“I give (free of all duties and charges) to Autism Queensland (or any entity succeeding to the function and powers of Autism Queensland), and
a) I direct my gift be applied for
b) I declare that:
i) my trustee(s) may pay/transfer the gift to any entity nominated by Autism Queensland which is conducted for the benefit of Autism Queensland
ii) the receipt of any officer nominated by Autism Queensland for that purpose is full and sufficient discharge to my trustee(s) for payment of my gift and my trustee(s) is/are not bound to see the application of my gift”

Autism Queensland recommends that you consult your legal or other professional counsel when preparing your Will. Their advice should be sought about the provision you make within your Will for bequest to Autism Queensland and any tax implications for your Estate arising from the form of your gift (cash or assets). Autism Queensland recommends that you discuss with family members and others affected by your bequest the reason for your decision to make a bequest to our organisation.


“I can’t imagine life without Autism Queensland – I can’t imagine not having
access to the services, where Clay would be, where our family would be, if we would
even be an intact family unit”   Laura Lewis, mother of Clay 


Please contact us for more information
P. 07 3273 0000
E. donations@autismqld.com.au