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
Arkansas
Colorado
Connecticut
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana

Kansas
Kentucky
Michigan

Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska

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

South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia

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

AL – Huntsville
AR – Jonesboro
AR -Magnolia
AZ – Tucson
CA – Los Angeles County
CA – Reseda
CA – San Diego
CA – Ventura
CO – Denver
CT – Hebron
CT – Killingworth
CT – Manchester
CT – Newington
CT – Suffield
CT – Watertown
CT – West Haven
CT – Wolcott
DE – Newark
FL – Gulf Breeze
FL – Melbourne (Brevard County)
FL – Orlando
FL – Martin County
FL – Miami Dade County
FL – St. Lucie County
FL – Stuart, FL
FL – West Palm Beach

FL – Winter Springs

GA – Cumming
GA – Forsyth County
ID – Ada County
IL – Arlington Heights
IL – Aurora
IL – Bensenville
IL – Batavia
IL – Chicago
IL – Cook County
IL – Deerfield
IL – Frankfort
IL – Han
IL – Kane County
IL – Mundelein
IL – New Lenox
IL – Streamwood
IL – Tinley Park
IL – Will County
IL – Yorkville
IN – Hamilton County
IN – Indianapolis
IN – Nobleville
IN – Whiteland
KS – Topeka
KY – Elsmere
KY – Kenton
MD – Anne Arundel County

NC – Asheville
NC – Charlotte (Mechlesburg County)
NC – Holly Springs
NC – Wake County
ND – City of Jamestown
ND – Sutsman County
NJ – Monroe Township
NY – Brookhaven Long Island
NY – Brooklyn
NY – Hamilton
NY – Middletown
NY – Middle Village
NY – Montgomery
NY – New York City
NY – Orange County, New York
NY – Poughkeepsie
NY – Rochester
NY – Suffolk County
NY – Wallkill
NY – Wellsville
NY – Westchester
OH – Columbus
OH – Reynoldsburg
OH – Westerville
OK – McAlester
OK – Moore

PA – Allegheny County
PA – Beaver County
PA – Chester County
PA – Downington
PA – East Greenville
PA – Montgomery County
PA – Pittsburgh
PA – Warren County
PA – Westmoreland County
RI – Kent County
RI – West Warwick
TN – Hartsville (Trousdale County)
TN – Knoxville
TN – Maryville
TX – Buffalo
TX – Burleson
TX – Flower Mound
TX – Fort Worth
TX – Leon County
TX – Rockwall
TX – Rockwall County
VA – Lynchburg
VA – Montgomery County
VA – Virginia Beach County
VT – Grafton
VT – Windham County
WI – Tomah
WA – Bemerton

CANADIAN PROVINCES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILED:

British Columbia

Alberta

Nova Scotia

Saskatchewan

CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILED:

Boucherville, Quebec
Brantford, ON
Brampton, ON

Medicine Hat, Alberta
Moose Jaw, SK

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Oakville, Ontario
Ottawa, Ontario

Rimbey, Alberta
St Albert, Alberta
Victoria, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Welland, Ontario
Whitby, Ontario

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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