Rosie named Tasmanian Australian of the Year for 2017

We are so honoured for our founder Rosie Martin to have been named Tasmanian Australian of the Year for 2017 from amongst a wonderful group of Tasmanian finalists.

We are thrilled about the incredible opportunity this honour provides in directing some public attention towards the important work of our prison literacy project Just Sentences, and the role that speech pathology has in justice and social equity.

Positive connection and open communication is so important for us as individuals and as a society. Connection is the powerhouse of human agency. It is fuel for children’s development, the foundation of our very health, stimulator of desistance from crime, and source of transformation. It is to see the intrinsic value in an other (we are all ‘others’). Kind communication matters. Connection matters. And much of it.

Rosie is greatly honoured and encouraged to receive this award; and is grateful for the kind, generous and affirming words received in response.

Congratulations to all of the other finalists and nominees.

Rosie named Tasmanian Australian of the Year for 2017

We are so honoured for our founder Rosie Martin to have been named Tasmanian Australian of the Year for 2017 from amongst a wonderful group of Tasmanian finalists.

We are thrilled about the incredible opportunity this honour provides in directing some public attention towards the important work of our prison literacy project Just Sentences, and the role that speech pathology has in justice and social equity.

Positive connection and open communication are so important for us as individuals and as a society. Connection is the powerhouse of human agency. It is fuel for children’s development, the foundation of our very health, stimulator of desistance from crime, and source of transformation. It is to see the intrinsic value in an other (we are all ‘others’). Kind communication matters. Connection matters. And much of it.

Rosie is greatly honoured and encouraged to receive this award; and is grateful for the kind, generous and affirming words received in response.

Congratulations to all of the other finalists and nominees.