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  • Calling Parents of Children with Apraxia

    Call for Survey Participants Dear parents and guardians of children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing at the University of Kansas is requesting your help by completing an online survey. The project is investigating your perspective of augmentative and alternative communication (specifically SGDs), if your child uses an AAC, how it is […]

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  • December Newsletter

      CASANA’s vision for the future, celebrating the holidays, and more. Facebook       Website        Twitter A Letter from our Executive Director     Dear Friends: As the Holiday Season approaches and this year comes to a close, I am filled with gratitude for each and everyone of you.  2017 brought many changes to […]

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  • Paying it Forward

    Cooper’s Family Gives Back to Other Apraxia Stars When Cooper’s speech therapist suggested that Cooper might have Childhood Apraxia of Speech, his mother Kimberly was at a loss. Afraid and in denial, she went home and took to Google. CASANA was the first site that came up. “I cried reading about the disorder,” she wrote. […]

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  • Request for Applications: Childhood Apraxia of Speech Research Grants

    CASANA is pleased to announce its latest round of funding for Childhood Apraxia of Speech research projects. CASANA issues its Request for Applications (RFAs) to invite grant applications in Childhood Apraxia of Speech research areas of interest to the organization and described in the RFA packet.  Please note important deadlines below.     Application Deadlines: […]

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  • CASANA WELCOMES NEW PERMANENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

    Angela Grimm joins the organization on October 23, 2017. Pittsburgh, PA | October 10, 2017 – The Board of Directors of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) is honored to welcome and introduce Angela Grimm as our new permanent Executive Director. Ms. Grimm is a gifted and competent non-profit executive with […]

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  • Look for the Helpers in Times of Disaster

    What can we do to help? We watched as the Gulf Coast, the Southeast, and the Caribbean Regions were decimated by hurricanes. We watched as wildfires in California, Montana, Oregon, and Washington State burned over 2 million acres of land.  In our office in Pittsburgh we stared wide-eyed at each other as far away friends […]

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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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