25 Sep 2020
September 25, 2020

Welcome to Dr Donna Henderson

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MBBS (Hons), FRACGP, Graduate Cert Higher Education

Dr Donna Henderson graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1987 and worked in General Practice for several years in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne while completing her FRACGP, before being attracted to the field of special and complex needs disability medicine.

Dr Henderson has worked for over 20 years in developmental disability, based at the (Monash) Centre for Developmental Disability Health (CDDH) where she has been pro-actively involved in medical student and conference teaching, research, Key Note lecturing and advocacy around the health challenges for people with developmental disability.  She was the founding Secretary of the Australian Association of Developmental Disability Medicine (AADDM) and has been active in influencing government health funding policy for people with disabilities.

Donna’s clinical focus has been on the comprehensive  management of people with complex disabilities and special needs including autism and intellectual disability.  Donna works collaboratively with multiple other specialist disability, NDIS and health professionals to achieve this aim.