Upon receiving a diagnosis, many parents feel alone. For many families, their child might be the only one in their school district with childhood apraxia of speech. Our organization is committed to strengthening the supports in the lives of children with apraxia of speech, and that starts with building local communities. These local communities are the bedrock of our organization.
The Walk for Apraxia is our yearly community event to celebrate children with apraxia of speech. By the end of 2018, over 65 communities will have celebrated the Apraxia Stars in their area.
One Walk Coordinator’s thoughts on why the walk is important to her speaks to what makes the Walk for Apraxia so special: “The walk is the first time that we witnessed the emotional support, not just clinical support, that Apraxia Kids had to offer. We fell in love. We loved the community. We loved being around people we did not have to explain things to. We loved feeling ‘normal’.”
The Walk for Apraxia brings our community together to ensure that no family feels alone on their journey. It funds our mission to provide reliable information and support to parents and professionals. Our organization is able to provide these aids through the generosity of those who attend their local walk.
What can you expect from attending a Walk for Apraxia? Not only will you be supporting our organization, but you will also be strengthening your own support system! Meet parents and professionals united in their commitment to children with apraxia, and build relationships that will last year-round!
I hope you will join us at your local Walk for Apraxia for a day of strengthening our local communities!
Thank you for your continued support of our mission,
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