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!
“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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!