Proclamations

If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to raise awareness of childhood apraxia of speech in your community, here is your chance! File a proclamation for your state, county, or city!

A proclamation is a public or official announcement issued by your local government. Our community files proclamations every year to make May 14th Apraxia Awareness Day!

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“What do I have to do to file a proclamation?”

In order to file a proclamation, usually a volunteer will fill out an online form, or write a letter to their local representative. Sometimes it requires searching online to find the contact information for your local government leader. You’ll send them a letter explaining why you are raising awareness and an example proclamation. Don’t worry, we’ll provide you with tools and examples to accomplish this!

Sometimes the actual proclamation document will be mailed to you. If that’s the case, we’d love for you to send a photo to us to share with our whole community! 

Other times, you might be offered the opportunity to meet with your local government leader to witness the proclamation being signed in person. This is a great way to tell your local government about what children with apraxia face, and a cool way to show your Apraxia Star appreciation! If you are afforded this opportunity, we can help you promote it so that all families and professionals in your area who are affected by apraxia of speech can attend. The more people helping to raise awareness, the better!

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If you’re interested in filing a proclamation for your state, county, or city, follow these easy steps!

  • Check the list below to see if someone has already filed a proclamation in your area. We try to limit the number of volunteers filing for one location so that the government official isn’t getting more than one request. If you would like to be put in contact with the volunteer who has filed in your area, send us an email at community@apraxia-kids.org

If no one has filed in your area yet, fill out the form at the bottom of this page. You will be contacted by our organization with information on how to file and all of the tools you need!

U.S. STATES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILED:

Arizona
Alabama

Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana

Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan

Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska

Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island

South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

U.S. CITIES AND COUNTIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILED:

AL – Henry County
AL – Huntsville
AR – Jonesboro
AR -Magnolia
AL – Columbia
AZ – Tucson
CA – Concord
CA – Los Angeles County
CA – Mariposa County
CA – Merced County
CA – Reseda
CA – San Diego
CA – Stanislaus County
CA – Ventura
CO – Denver
CO – Douglas County
CT – Avon
CT – Bridgeport
CT – Durham
CT – Hebron
CT – Killingworth
CT – Manchester
CT – Monroe
CT – Newington
CT – Rocky Hill
CT – Simsbury
CT – Suffield
CT – Vernon
CT – Wallingford
CT – Waterbury
CT – Watertown
CT – West Haven
CT – Wethersfield
CT – Wolcott
DE – Newark
FL – Boynton Beach
FL – Deland
FL – Gulf Breeze
FL – Melbourne (Brevard County)
FL – Orlando
FL – Martin County
FL – Miami Dade County
FL – Pasco County
FL – St. Cloud
FL – St. Lucie County
FL – Stuart, FL
FL – Volusia County
FL – West Palm Beach
FL – Winter Garden
FL – Winter Springs
GA – Cumming
GA – Forsyth County
GA – Grayson
GA – Gwinnett County
GA – Hinesville
GA – Loganville

ID – Ada County
IL – Arlington Heights
IL – Aurora
IL – Bensenville
IL – Batavia
IL – Brookfield
IL – Chicago
IL – Champaign
IL – Champaign County
IL – Cook County
IL – Deerfield
IL – Dupage County
IL – Edwardsville
IL – Frankfort
IL – Fulton County
IL – Greenwood
IL – Han
IL – Highland Park
IL – Kane County
IL – Mendota
IL – McLean County
IL – Mundelein
IL – New Lenox County
IL – Normal
IL – Peoria
IL – Savoy
IL – Shaumburg
IL – Shiloh County
IL – Streamwood
IL – Tinley Park
IL – Urbana
IL – Will County
IL – Yorkville
IN – Hamilton County
IN – Henry County
IN – Indianapolis
IL – Johnson County
IN – Nobleville
IN – Orange County
IN – LaPorte
IN – Paoli
IN – Richmond
IN – Wayne County
IN – Whiteland
OH – Delaware
OH – Cinncinnati
OH – Hamilton County
OH – Lancaster
OH – North Ridgeville
OH – Morgan County
OH – Richland County
OK – Ardmore
OK – Carter County
OK – Guthrie
OK – Logan County
OK – McAlester
OK – Moore

KS – Topeka
KY – Boone County
KY – Elsmere
KY – Kenton
KY – Owensboro
LA – Livingston Parish County
LA – Walker
MA – Haverhill
MA – Marlborough
MA – Newton
MA – Reading
MD – Anne Arundel County
MI – Holly
MI – Port Huron
MI – Rockford
MI – Novi
MO – Gage County
MO – Moberly
MO – St. Charles County
MO – St. Peters
NE – Lincoln
NC – Asheville
NC – Charlotte (Mechlesburg County)
NC – Holly Springs
NC – Wake County
ND – City of Jamestown
ND – Sutsman County
NJ – Monroe Township
NY – Albany County
NY – Babylon
NY – Babylon Village
NY – Buffalo
NY – Brookhaven Long Island
NY – Brooklyn
NY – Cohoes
NY – Dutchess County
NY – Greece
NY – Hamilton
NY – Middletown
NY – Middle Village
NY – Monroe County
NY – Montgomery
NY – New York City
NY – Orange County, New York
NY – Poughkeepsie
NY – Rochester
NY – Seneca County
NY – Suffolk County
NY – Syracuse
NY – Wallkill
NY – Wading River
NY – Waterloo
NY – Wellsville
NY – Westchester
OH – Columbus
OH – Independence
OH – Lancaster
OH – Malvern
OH – Reynoldsburg
OH – Westerville

PA – Allegheny County
PA – Beaver County
PA – Borough of Marcus Hook
PA – Blair County
PA – Bucks County
PA – Chester County
PA – Downington
PA – East Greenville
PA – Emmaus
PA – Emporium
PA – Lehigh County
PA – Lancaster County
PA – Montgomery County
PA – Mount Joy
PA – Pittsburgh
PA – Scranton
PA – Warren County
PA – Westmoreland County
PA – York County
RI – Kent County
RI – West Warwick
SC – Anderson County
SC – Greenville
SC – Greenwood County
SC – Lyman
SC – Oconee County
SC – Spartanburg County
TN – Hartsville (Trousdale County)
TN – Knoxville
TN – Maryville
TX – Buffalo
TX – Burleson
TX – Campbell
TX – Flower Mound
TX – Fort Worth
TX – Harris County
TX – Hood County
TX – Houston
TX – Hunt County
TX – Leon County
TX – Mansfield
TX – Rockwall
TX – Rockwall County
TX – San Antonio
TX – Somerville
TX – Tarrant County
TX – Tolar
VA – Lynchburg
VA – Montgomery County
VA – Virginia Beach County
VT – Grafton
VT – Windham County
WI – Sun Prairie
WI – Tomah
WA – Bemerton
WV – Berkeley County
WV – Moscow County

CANADIAN PROVINCES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILED:

British Columbia

Alberta

Nova Scotia
Ontario

Saskatchewan
Quebec

CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILED:

AB- Edmonton,
AB – Medicine Hat
AB – Rimbey
AB – St Albert
AB – Valleyview
BC – Nanaimo
BC – Vernon
BC – Victoria

NB – Elsipogtog
ON – Brantford
ON – Brampton
ON – Caledon
ON – Hamilton
ON – Niagara Falls

ON – Oakville

ON – Ottawa
ON – Sudbury
ON – Toronto
ON – Welland
ON – Whitby

SK – Moose Jaw
QC – Boucherville
QC – Montreal

REQUEST TO FILE PROCLAMATION:

We ask that you please fill out this form for each state, city, and/or county that you plan to file for. For example, if you’d like to file for your city and your county, fill out the form once for your city and then again for your county.

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