Multiple Sclerosis Society Of Queensland - Toowoomba

Our vision is a world free from MS

Toowoomba

About Us

For the past 60 years, MS Queensland has provided information, care and support to Queenslanders diagnosed with MS, and more recently, other chronic progressive neurological diseases. MS Queensland is the first choice for MS information, education, treatment, care and support across Queensland. Our experience, knowledge, understanding and heart makes us the first choice to support people living with MS and other chronic, progressive neurological diseases. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do.

Our vision is a world free from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and its devastating impact.

Our purpose is to help people living with chronic, progressive neurological diseases to get the best out of life; to advocate for change and to find a cure

.Our bold commitment is that no Queenslander faces MS alone – we will be there; anywhere, anytime and for as often as they need us.

What We Do

We are the only Queensland provider with specialise services dedicated to supporting people with MS. We provide easy access to information, support and education for people living with chronic, progressive neurological disease. We tailor our services to our customers, offering caring, coordinated and high quality outcomes to people living with MS and other progressive neurological diseases. Our promise is to put our customers wellbeing at the centre of everything we do so we can achieve our purpose.

FAQs
To disclose or not to disclose in the workplace?
"Should I disclose that I have MS to my employer?" "If I’m employed when diagnosed with MS, what responsibilities does my employer have to assist me and make modifications to my role or work space if required over time?” There is no legal obligation for you to disclose your MS to your employer (with a few exceptions) however research shows that people who disclose their MS are able to remain in the workplace for longer.
Are there any laws that protect me in the workplace if I disclose I have MS?
People living with a disability including MS are protected by State and Commonwealth discrimination laws in a number of areas of life including employment. In Queensland this means that an employer has a responsibility to make 'reasonable adjustments' in the workplace to assist in managing issues that arise. For example, it could be considered fair and reasonable for an employer to adjust your workplace environment through flexible work hours to assist in managing fatigue.
I have MS and need assistance to find employment, where do I go?
Many people with MS will be in the position where they are seeking employment at different stages of their life or career. This could be because they are no longer able to do the work they were originally trained for, due to a negative workplace experience, seeking a new career path, redundancy or simply seeking work after parenting or other leave.