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Apraxia Support Groups – United States

There are apraxia support groups for families and caregivers of children with apraxia, electronically and in some states.  Additionally, special topic groups for Apraxia also are listed at the end.  It can be comforting and empowering to know that you are not alone and that you can both give and receive help.  Please let us know if you have a group update or new group to add by contacting Earnie at Earnies@apraxia-kids.org .

[Please note, we do not run the support groups directly, but share this for informational purposes.]

Alabama

Northern Alabama
Facebook Group: Northern Alabama Families of Children with Apraxia

Alaska

Arizona

Arizona Apraxia Support Group
Contact: Jeff Ware
Email: arizonaasg “at: gmail.com
Meeting Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 North Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona
Join the Facebook Group:  Arizona Apraxia Support Group

Arkansas

Apraxia Kids of Arkansas
Contact: Kim Tallent
Email: apraxiakidsofarkansas “at” gmail.com
Facebook Group: Apraxia Kids of Arkansas

California

Northern CA
Facebook Group:  Apraxia KIDS Northern California

Southern CA
Facebook Group:  Southern CA Apraxia Facebook Group

San Diego Apraxia group
Facebook Group: Apraxia San Diego

Southern California Apraxia Network
Contact: Lisa Klein, M.S., CCC-SLP at LRachBig “at” aol.com

Colorado

Colorado Apraxia Network
Contact: Jill Green
Email: jillmorrisgreen “at” gmail.com
Join the Facebook Group:  Colorado Families Living with Apraxia

Connecticut

Facebook group: Apraxia Connecticut

District of Columbia

Washington, DC Metro Area Apraxia
Facebook group: Washington DC Area Group

Florida

Apraxia-Kids Florida
Facebook Group: Apraxia-KIDS Florida

Central Florida
Facebook Group: Apraxia Kids Central Florida

Jacksonville area
Facebook Group: Apraxia Kids JAX
Email Michelle Leigh at apraxiajax “at” gmail.com

Tampa, FL Apraxia Support Group
Contact: Rachel Anderson
Email: apraxiatampabay “at” gmail.com
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ApraxiaTampaBay/
Raises awareness, community of support for children and families as well as making connections between providers, community resources and families impacted by childhood apraxia of speech.

Georgia

Atlanta, GA
Apraxia in Metro Atlanta
Facebook group:  Apraxia in Metro Atlanta

Idaho

Southeast Idaho Apraxia Support Group
Contact: Lachelle Barnes
Email: barnes.lachelle “at” yahoo.com
Yahoo Group: SE Idaho Yahoo Group

Illinois

The Apraxia Connection
Contact: Barbara Matt and Michele Brady Kowalski
Connects neighborhood resources and information about apraxia and associated disorders with individuals, families, therapists, educators and other professionals who need them;provide monthly support meetings, special topic meetings, and grants for families in need.
Website: http://www.theapraxiaconnection.org
Email: info “at”  theapraxiaconnection.org
Facebook Grouphttps://www.facebook.com/apraxiacnxn

Indiana

Facebook Group: Apraxia-KIDS Indiana

Iowa

Facebook Group: Childhood Apraxia Iowa

Des Moines
Facebook Group:  Des Moines Apraxia Moms

Kansas

KC Apraxia Support Group
Facebook Page: KC Support Group for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Kentucky

Louisiana

LAAAFS (The Louisiana Association of Apraxia Awareness and Family Support)
Contact: Tara Millet
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LAAAFS.ORG

Maryland

Apraxia Family Support Group MD, PA, WV, VA, DE
Facebook Group: Apraxia Family Support Group MD, PA, WV, VA, DE

Massachusetts

Apraxia (CAS) Boston
Contact: Susan Keaney or Dani Ingraham
Email: apraxiaboston “at” gmail.com
Facebook Group: Apraxia (CAS) Boston

Michigan

Facebook Group: Michigan Mothers of Children with Apraxia

Minnesota

Facebook Group:  Minnesota Apraxia Family

Mississippi

PULSE: Parents United for Language and Speech Education: Central MS Apraxia, Dyslexia, and Other Speech Disorders Support Group
Contact: Monette Gousset
Email: pulse.speechms “at” gmail.com

Missouri

Kansas City
Facebook Group: Apraxia Support Kansas City

Montana

Facebook group:  Montana Parents Supporting Kids with Apraxia

Boise
Facebook group: Boise Friends for Apraxia

Nebraska

Facebook group: Nebraska Apraxia Group

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Apraxia Support & Networking Group
Contact: Caroline Arakelian at arakelianc “at” yahoo.com to RSVP/questions
Facebook Group:  NH Support Group for Childhood Apraxia of Speech

New Jersey

Apraxia-KIDS NEW JERSEY
Facebook Group:  Apraxia-KIDS NEW JERSEY

New York

Apraxia KIDS New York State
Facebook Group: Apraxia KIDS New York State

Capital Region
Facebook Group:  Capital Region Apraxia Network

New York City Apraxia Support Group
Facebook Group:  NYC – Apraxia-KIDS

North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina Apraxia Support Group
Contact: Erika Gladys
Email: erika_gladys “at” bellsouth.net
Facebook Group:  Apraxia Support of Charlotte, NC
Meeting times/frequency:First Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.

North Dakota

Apraxia Parents of N.D.
Facebook Group: Apraxia Parents of ND

Ohio

Apraxia KIDS Ohio
Facebook Group: Apraxia-KIDS Ohio

Cincinnati
Facebook Group: Cincinnati Apraxia Symposium

Great Lakes Apraxia Support
Contact: Baranda Adams
Email: GLapraxiagroup@aol.com
Facebook Page: Great Lakes Apraxia Support

Northwest Ohio Apraxia Support
Website: http://nwoapraxiasupport.org
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NWO-Apraxia-Support/237830282933156

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Apraxia Support Group
Facebook Group: Apraxia Kids – Oklahoma

Oregon

Oregon Families
Facebook Group:  Oregon Families Living with Apraxia

Pennsylvania

Apraxia-KIDS Pennsylvania
Facebook Group:  Apraxia-KIDS Pennsylvania

Apraxia Support Group of Central PA
Meets quarterly at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital
For questions about the support group, please e-mail Stacey Shubitz : stacey”at” staceyshubitz.com

Children’s Apraxia Network of PA

Contact: Wendy Brooks
Phone:(610)725-8815
Email: wenobrooks “at” aol.com or

Contact: Lia Gorman
Phone:(610)296-2330
Email: jimliagorman “at” comcast.net

Meeting Location: Kencrest Plymouth Meeting Office, Suite 200 at Plymouth Meeting Mall Office Building Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.  Meeting times/frequency: Monthly meetings on a weeknight, from 7-9pm, with a speaker. Topics are varied. The weeknight varies based on speaker availability.

Lehigh Valley Apraxia Support
Facebook group:  Lehigh Valley Apraxia Support

Northeast Pennsylvania
Facebook Group: Apraxia Network NEPA

Pittsburgh
Facebook Group: Pittsburgh Apraxia Group

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Apraxia Families
Facebook Group: Rhode Island Apraxia Families

South Carolina

Greater Charleston Apraxia Support
Facebook Group: Greater Charleston Apraxia Support

Tennessee

Apraxia Kids Tennessee
Facebook Group: Apraxia KIDS Tennessee

Texas

Apraxia-KIDS Texas
Facebook Group:  Apraxia-KIDS Texas

Houston

Facebook group: Houston Area Apraxia Moms

Texas Woman’s University Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders Apraxia Support Group
Laura Moorer-Cook – Email:  lmoorer “at” twu.edu
Melissa Stockholm – Email: mstockholm “at”  twu.edu
Phone:(940) 898-2285

Utah

Facebook Group: Apraxia-KIDS Utah

Virginia

Facebook Group: Apraxia KIDS Virginia

Washington

Facebook Group: Apraxia-KIDS Washington State

Seattle area
Facebook Group:  Seattle Apraxia

West Virginia

Facebook Group: Apraxia KIDS West Virginia

Wisconsin

Facebook Group:  Apraxia-Kids WI

Specialty Online Facebook Groups

Apps for Apraxia Kids – to discuss apps for tablets that help with speech, language, and communication

Apraxia Bulletin Board – Sell your apraxia items

Apraxia Del Habla Infantil – El apoyo a los que son de habla española

Apraxia KIDS Grandparent Group – A group just for grandparents of kids with apraxia

Apraxia Signers – support for those whose children use sign language

Just for Dads of Kids with Apraxia – A group just for fathers of kids with apraxia

Parents of Teens and Tweens with Apraxia – for parents of older youth, tweens and teens who have apraxia

Resolved Apraxia: Beyond Speech – Share support after speech has improved but other issues remain.

Teens Connecting with Teens for Apraxia – for teenagers to connect with one another

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