A Look Back, A Look Forward
A Letter from Our Executive Director
As I pass the six month mark of my time at Apraxia Kids, I cannot help but reflect on how tremendously impressed I have been with the dedication of our volunteers, staff, board members, and community at large. I want to thank each and everyone one of you for the passion that you bring to the table in order to build support in the lives of children with apraxia. The resilience, dedication, and commitment of this community is unfailing.
I have also been so appreciative of our community throughout the process of stepping into a new chapter of our life as an organization. Last month, we announced our decision to rebrand our organization and move forward as Apraxia Kids. Our mission – to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia – has always remained the same, and you have helped us breathe new life into our organization while remaining true to our heart as a community. We will continue to use our new logo, name, and brand to foster growth, reach, and support the community we call our own in order to make the world a brighter place for children with apraxia.
With our goal of increasing awareness and support in mind, we are excited to announce several exciting initiatives this month that are underway. First, we are thrilled to tell you that we have launched a new line of free awareness materials designed to help communicate the challenges of apraxia to friends, family, teachers, classmates, and more. These are available to order free of charge on our website!
Additionally, several of our signature programs are in full swing. Our Apraxia Kids National Conference on Childhood Apraxia of Speech is open for registration! Our conference is the only major conference on the speech, language, learning, and life needs of children with apraxia. We are now accepting early-bird registration and can’t wait to see you in Charlotte, NC in July!
Walk for Apraxia season is also upon us. Our Walk for Apraxia program brings together over 14,000 people across North America annually to celebrate the children with apraxia in their lives. To date, for the 2018 season we have over 45 Walks confirmed with more Walks coming online every day. We hope that you will go to our new Walk for Apraxia website to locate the Walk nearest to you!
As always, thank you for being a part of our growing community. It is a privilege to be a part of such a vibrant, passionate, dedicated group of families, professionals, volunteers, staff, and board members. Read on to find out more about the exciting things happening in our apraxia community in the month of April and beyond.