Without Words Week Raises More than $100,000
Last year's 'Without Words Week' challenge attracted 23 schools, 220 fundraisers and thousands of individual donors to the important cause of students with communication difficulties.
Many people stood in the shoes of a child who struggles to speak by not talking from as little as a couple of hours to as much as five days!
Some brave participants went to the bank or Medicare in silence, others held wordless lunches and many students tested their teachers by participating in class discussions through sign language, gesture and note- writing.
The best outcome was a significant increase in understanding about what life is like for those of us who struggle to speak.
More than $100,000 was generated to further communication in the school.
This year we are doing it all again September 2 - 9.