Proclamations

Are you looking for an opportunity to raise awareness of childhood apraxia of speech in your community? Here is your chance! File a proclamation to recognize May 14th as Apraxia Awareness Day!

A proclamation is a public or official announcement recognizing an initiative or observance.  They are usually signed and issued by federal officials, governors, state legislators, mayors, or other local government officials and must be filed annually.  Therefore, even if a proclamation was previously filed, the process must be complete again for recognition this year!

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

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, templates, 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, scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the request form.  Note: These locations have a local volunteer who filed and is waiting for a response.  If you see your area listed, please submit a request for another location. We are hoping to file in all 50 United States, 10 Canadian Provinces, and beyond!

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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 AND TERRITORIES FILED IN 2024:

Alabama
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Florida

Georgia
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan

Minnesota
Mississippi

Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

U.S. CITIES AND COUNTIES FILED IN 2024:

AZ – Maricopa County
AZ – Prescott Valley
AZ- Phoenix
AZ – Surprise
AZ – Tucson
AZ – Vail County
AL – Decatur
CA – Bakersfield
CA – Marin County
CA – Merced County
CA – San Francisco
CO – Douglas County
CT – Avon
CT – Durham
CT – Farmington
CT – Glastonbury
CT – Hebron
CT – Waterbury
CT – West Haven
CT – Wethersfield
CT – Wolcott
GA – Butts County
GA – Dekalb County
GA – Gwinnett County
GA – Jackson
GA – McDonough
FL – Hernando County
FL – Martin County
FL – Palm Beach County
FL – Sarasota
FL – Spring Hill
FL – Tampa
IA – Sioux City
ID – Boise
ID – Napa

IL – Bloomington
IL – Dalton City
IL – Lake County
IL – McLean County
IL – Moultrie County
IL – Normal
IL – Waukegan
KS – Derby
KS – Sedgewick County
KS – Topeka
KY – Pike County
MD – Baltimore County
ME – Rockland
MI – Berrien County
MI – Clinton Township
MI – Grand Rapids
MI – Kent County
MI – Lenewee County
MI – Sand Creek
MI – Tecumseh
MI – Stevensville
MN – Lonsdale
MN – Plymouth
MN – Ramsey County
MN – Rice County
MO – Osage Beach
MS – Amite County
MS – Ridgeland
MS – Madison County
MT – Billings
NC – Fuquay Varina
NC – Kannapolis
NC – Orange County
NC – Wake County
ND – Fargo
NH – Hillsborough County
NH – Manchester

NJ – Bayonne
NJ – Fair Lawn
NJ – Hawthorne
NJ – Hazlet
NJ – Hudson County
NJ – Fair Haven
NJ – Mercer County
NJ – Millstone Township
NJ – Monmouth County
NJ – Ocean County
NJ – Lawrenceville
NM – Albuquerque
NY – Babylon Village
NY – Basdell
NY – Brooklyn
NY – Chautaugua County
NY – Cheektowaga
NY – Eric County
NY – Glen Falls
NY – Fairport
NY – Hempstead
NY – Long Beach
NY – Manhattan
NY – Nassau County
NY – Onondaga County
NY – Suffolk County
NY – Utica
NY – Valley Stream
NY – Village of Lindenhurst
NY – West Stream
OH – Ashtabula County
OH – Brunswick
OH – Cincinnati
OH – Cuyahoga County
OH – Hamilton County
OH – Lakewood
OH – Lawrence County
OH – New Carlisle
OH – Wooster

PA – Blair County
PA – Bradford County
PA – Cairnebrook
PA – Coraopolis
PA – Irwin
PA – Middletown
PA – New Alexandria
PA – Philadelphia
PA – Pittsburgh
PA – South Fayette County
PA – Warren Center
SC – Greer
TN – Bristol
TN – Chattanooga
TN – Dayton
TN – Lawrenceburg
TN – Lawrence County
TX – Arlington
TX – Boerne
TX – College Station
TX – Corpus Christi
TX – Dallas
TX – Flower Mound
TX – Gregg County
TX – League City
TX – San Antonio
UT – Salt Lake County
WA – Aberdeen
WA – Bremerton
WA – King County
WA – Kitsap
WA – Snohomish
WA – Snohomish County
WI – Appleton
WI – Merrill
WI – Milwaukie
WV – Lincoln County

CANADIAN PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES FILED IN 2024:

Manatoba

Yukon

CANADIAN CITIES AND MUNICIPALITIES FILED IN 2024:

AB – Calgary
AB – Cochrane
AB – Edmonton
AB – Sherwood Park
BC – Port Moody

ON – Barrie
ON – Bracebridge Falls
ON – Bradford West Gwillimbury
ON – Brantford
ON – Brampton
ON – Guelph
ON – Haldimand County
ON – Innisfil
ON – Kingston
ON – Kitchener/Waterloo
ON – London
ON – Newcastle
ON – Niagara Falls
ON – Ottawa
ON – St. Thomas

QC – Township of Champlain

YT – Whitehorse

ADDITIONAL PROCLAMATIONS FILED IN 2024:

Australia – Cairns
Australia – Melbourne
Australia – Queensland

Lithuania

Italy

United Kingdom – Swansea

2024 PROCLAMATIONS

REQUEST TO FILE PROCLAMATION:

Please fill out this form for the location where you plan to file. Only one location can be submitted at a time.  If you wish to file for more than one location, then come back to this page and fill this form out again for another location.

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