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  • Executive Director Position Posted

    Dear Friends of CASANA: As you know, I was hired on an interim basis to serve as the Executive Director.  This decision to hire me was based on my 35+ years in management of social service nonprofits.  It was also because I have knowledge of how to grow an organization to serve the most number […]

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  • Dave Hammer Participates in Sign Language Panel at University of Pittsburgh

    On April 21st, Dave and Kenda Hammer participated in a panel presentation at the University of Pittsburgh on the use of sign language with hearing children. Sarah Steward, an undergraduate freshman at Pitt with an intense interest in sign language, invited the Hammers to contribute to her project by drawing upon their experience using sign […]

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  • CASANA Welcomes Interim Executive Director Michele Atkins

    Dear friends and family of CASANA, The Board of Directors of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) is honored to welcome and introduce Michele Atkins as our new interim Executive Director. Ms. Atkins is an accomplished nonprofit executive veteran with expertise in nonprofit transitions. She has graciously agreed to work with […]

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  • CASANA Board of Directors Thanks Founder and First Executive Director, Sharon Gretz

    To the families and friends of children with CAS: With a heavy heart, the Board of Directors of CASANA announces the resignation of Sharon Gretz as CASANA’s Executive Director. We are eternally thankful for her undying support and commitment. CASANA evolved from a group of families and professionals who desired to positively impact the lives […]

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  • CASANA Announces 2017 iPads for Apraxia Application

    We are now accepting applications for the 2017 iPads for Apraxia program!  In this program, qualified children with a diagnosis of apraxia of speech are provided with iPads and protective cases in order to assist with speech practice; use as a communication tool, incentive and educational support. The program, in its sixth year, was created […]

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  • Building Speech: A Tool for Strategizing Success

    Building Speech & Quantifying Complexity™ is a toolkit created and developed by Kathy Jakielski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. Kathy Jakielski, Ph.D., CCC-SLP started working with children with severe speech sound disorders over thirty years ago. She’s worked for private practices; public schools; acute, rehabilitation, and psychiatric hospitals; and university clinics; and now works as a full-time faculty […]

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  • CASANA Announces New SLP Directory: Helping Parents to Locate Experienced Professionals

    CASANA is pleased to announce our new online SLP Directory!  The new directory on our Apraxia-KIDS.org website is designed to allow parents and caregivers of children with apraxia of speech to locate speech-language pathologists in their area that have expertise in treating childhood apraxia of speech. Because CAS is relatively rare, we know that not all […]

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  • CASANA Seeks Candidates for Marketing and Development Committee Membership

    CASANA improves the systems of support in the lives of children with apraxia of speech by providing information, support and awareness; educating families, professionals and community members; and supporting and funding apraxia research. The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000, seeks volunteer board committee members to […]

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  • CASANA’s Online Store For Your Holiday Shopping!

    Very limited quantities of our 2016 Holiday Ornament are still available! This is a gift for everyone who cares about a child with apraxia!   And don’t forget about rest of CASANA’s Online Store for your holiday shopping! We have a huge selection of apraxia related items like CDs and DVDs, books, jewelry, and streaming online […]

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