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The Latest News, Events, and Information on or Related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech


June 13, 2013

Are Our Challenges…Gifts? An Interview: A Deeper Look into the Challenge of Speech Apraxia
Inspirational Christian Blogs

“I have found myself angry at people who ignore him or treat him like he isn’t intelligent. They’re just not aware. They can’t see his disability for what it is. So I’ve made it my goal to try to empower them with knowledge. I love people knowing what his challenges are so they can understand him and support him. Labeling his challenge isn’t a problem. Labels help us know how to help.” Read More

One Father’s Perspective on Father’s Day
“I hear it often. “I think it’s so great that you’re such an involved father!” I see the looks in the eyes of members of Schuyler’s IEP team, mostly from the new ones, when I walk into the meetings, and when I speak up, as if they’d almost expect to hear Schuyler talking before a father would.” Read More

Yale Researchers Unravel Genetics of Dyslexia and Language Impairment
Yale News
A new study of the genetic origins of dyslexia and other learning disabilities could allow for earlier diagnoses and more successful interventions, according to researchers at Yale School of Medicine. Read More

Happy Father’s Day to a Special Needs Dad (The Friendship Circle)

The Importance of Using iPads in Moderation within the Speech Therapy Setting (Erik X. Raj)



Professionals and parents from thirty-six states are already registered for next month’s National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech, with more being added each day. The conference will offer lectures and information focusing, not just on children’s speech skills, but also their overall language development, educational and developmental needs.  On Sunday, June 16th the registration rate goes up, so register by Saturday and save! The registration rate includes the Opening Reception, Keynote Address, choice of any open session, access to handouts from all sessions, breakfast on Friday and Saturday, lunches on Friday and Saturday with topic tables and special programs, and access to the Exhibitor Hall.

Updates include a very special session for siblings which has been added to the program as well as some social activities for adults attending and also for those conference goers who are bringing the family to Denver while the parents attend the conference.  Read and hear why you belong at the conference and should register by Saturday.

***A very special thank you goes out to Highmark Blue Cross Blue Sheild and Morrison & Forester who funded full or partial scholarships for over 30 parents!


How could I NOT participate? My son is so amazing and I want him and the whole world to know it. Last year was our first walk and I have never felt so much love and support for our family and for the kids. All my family and friends want to help raise awareness and funding for CASANA’s programs to honor my son and to help make things better for all kids with apraxia. We are really proud to be a part of it.” – L.M.

New Walk for Apraxia® locations have  been added. Click here to see if there is a Walk near you and get involved!


We currently have an open Request for Applications (RFA) for Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research grants.  CASANA will award grants to both established researchers, and has added a component to fund up to $5,000 for Ph.D. student dissertation research that is directly related to Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Grant applications are due on August 1, 2013.  For more information, click here.  Funding for CASANA Apraxia Research Grants is made possible due to funds raised by The Walk for Children with Apraxia®


View a list of professionals that support CASANA and our apraxia cause! Click here to view complete list, by state, of those professionals: – CASANA Professional Friends Directory


Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ayden’s Mt. Vernon, IL Walk/Fun Run for Children with Apraxia – Mt. Vernon, IL

Inland Northwest Washington Walk for Children with Apraxia – Spokane Valley, WA

Evan’s Green Bay, WI Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech – Green Bay, WI

Marshall MI Walk for Children with Apraxia – Marshall, MI

Greater Kansas City Area Walk for Children with Apraxia – Independence, MO

South Central NY Walk for Children with Apraxia – Lowville, NY

July 11 – 13, 2013

2013 National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech “Reach High For the Future”, Denver, CO

Click here to view more educational and awareness events

Ways to Raise Apraxia Awareness!

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