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, fill out the request form at the bottom of this page.

U.S. STATES FILED IN 2022:

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia (DC)
Florida
Georgia

Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan

Minnesota
Missouri

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

South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin

U.S. CITIES AND COUNTIES FILED IN 2022:

AL – Huntsville
AZ – Maricopa County
AZ – Goodyear
AZ – Surprise
CA – Delano
CA – Grass Valley
CA – Irvine
CA – Kern County
CA – Lincoln
CA – Monterey County
CA – Nevada County
CA – Orange County
CA – Sacramento
CA – Solano County
CA – Vacaville
CO – Aurora
CO – Dacono
CO – Jefferson County
CT – Avon

CT – Durham
CT – East Granby
CT – Fairfield
CT – Farmington

CT – Hebron
CT – Killingly
CT – Manchester
CT – Middlesex County
CT – Norwalk
CT – New Haven County
CT – Oxford
CT – Putnam
CT – Ridgefield
CT – Shelton
CT – Simsbury
CT – Somers
CT – Southington
CT – Waterbury
CT – West Haven
CT – Wolcott

DE – Wilmington
DE – New Castle County
FL – Bradenton
FL – Martin County
FL – Hillsborough County
FL – Haines City
GA – Augusta, GA
GA – Fulton County
GA – Lawrenceville
GA – Richmond County
GA – Roswell
GA – Woodstock
IL – Arlington Heights
IL – Brookfield
IL – Chicago
IL – Cook County
IL – Dupage County
IL – East Peoria
IL – Elmhurst
IL – Glencoe
IL – Glenview County
IN – Greenfield
IN – Johnson County
IN – Marion County
IN – Odon
KY – Louisville
MA – Middlesex County
MA – Reading
MD – Baltimore County
MD – Bowie
MD – Prince George’s County
MI – Brownstown Township
MI – Midland County
MI – Traverse City
MI – Woodhaven
MN – Plymouth
MN – Stearns County
MO – Butler
NC – Nash County
NC – Nashville

ND – Fargo
NH – Hillsborough County
NJ – Basking Ridge
NJ – Hazlet
NJ – Ocean
NJ – Swedesboro
NJ – Woolwich Township
NY – Babylon
NY – Brookhaven Long Island
NY – Buffalo
NY – Erie County
NY – Greece
NY – Hempstead
NY – Herkimer County
NY – Monroe County
NY – Middle Village County
NY – Nassau County
NY – Putnam County, NY
NY – Town of Oyster Bay
NY – Staten Island
NY – Valley Stream
NY – Village of Lindenhurst
NY – Westchester County
OH – Cuyahoga County
OH – Cincinnati
OH – Hamilton County
OH – Lake County
OH – Lawrence County
OH – Mentor
OH – Miamisburg
OH – Montgomery County
OH – North Royalton
OH – Toledo
OK – Johnston County
OR – Deschutes County

PA – Allegheny County
PA – Beaver County
PA – Berwick, PA
PA – Chester County
PA – Crawford County
PA – Erie
PA – Erie County
PA – Gilbertsville
PA – Hopewell Township
PA – Montgomery County
PA – Phoenixville County
PA – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
PA – Pottstown
PA – West Pottsgrove Township
SC – Simpsonville
TN – Rutherford County
TN – Whitwell
TX – Amarillo
TX – Andrews
TX – Brownsville
TX – Flower Mound
TX – North Richland Hills
TX – Paris
TX – Richardson
TX – Tarrant County
UT – North Ogden
UT – Riverton
UT – Weber County
VA – Augusta County
VA – Frederick County
VA – Fairfax County
VA – Norfolk
VA – Powhatan County
VA – Virginia Beach
WA – Mason County
WA – Shelton
WA – Spokane
WI – Marathon
WI – Marathon County
WI – Wausau
WV – Berkeley County

CANADIAN PROVINCES FILED IN 2022:

British Columbia
Prince Edward Island

CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES FILED IN 2022:

AB – Beaumont
AB – Edmonton
BC – Nanaimo

ON – Barrie Ontario
ON – Brantford
ON – Niagara Falls
ON – Ottawa
ON – St Catherines
ON – Toronto
ON – Town of Georgina

NB – Fredricton
NB – Oromocto

ADDITIONAL COUNTRIES FILED IN 2022:

Romania
New Zealand

2022 PROCLAMATIONS

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.

2022 Proclamations
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