August 21 - 27th

Each year since 1945 the Children’s Book Council of Australia has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. This year is no exception and although some ways of celebrating book week may be a little different, here are some suggestions for how you can be involved.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has established that 1.2 million Australians have a communication disability, and this includes people living with MND who experience difficulties with their speech.

This week is Speech Pathology Week and the theme is ‘Communication is everyone's right’.

To mark 40 years of MND New South Wales this year, we are highlighting 40 years of stories from our members, staff, volunteers and experts. 

You can help MND NSW continue supporting people with motor neurone disease by making a donation here.


Marjorie’s Story

Marjorie is a one-of-a-kind, very special person. She started MND NSW back in 1981 (then known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Australia) after her husband, Bill, was diagnosed with ALS, the most common form of motor neurone disease (MND).

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