Virginia

Here you will find a list of local resources and information compiled by our community. Please note that the information on this list is not necessarily endorsed by Apraxia Kids.

WALK FOR APRAXIA

The Walk for Apraxia is the signature fundraising event for Apraxia Kids. It brings together those touched by apraxia, uniting families and professionals in a community of support. At the heart of the Walk for Apraxia is the celebration of our Apraxia Stars. Each child with apraxia receives a medal in recognition of the hard work that goes into finding their voices. Join us at your local event and discover a network of support!

Apraxia Kids could not host Walk for Apraxia events without our dedicated and passionate volunteers. They organize walks so that our stars can have a special day that is all about them!

If you are interested in being involved, please click here.

Walk for Apraxia Events in Virginia:

Hampton Roads

OUTREACH

Pooja Aggarwal: Pooja graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Masters of Science in Speech­ Language Pathology from Columbia University and has 15+ years of experience helping children with special needs. She is a repeat recipient of the ASHA ACE (American Speech Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education). Pooja is Recognized for Advanced Training and Clinical Expertise in Childhood Apraxia of Speech by Apraxia-Kids as a graduate of the 2011 training, and is an instructor for the 2020 training. She has also participated in multiple advanced trainings in DTTC (Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing). Pooja is the Regional Volunteer Outreach Coordinator for Apraxia-Kids.

Pooja enjoys mentoring and working directly with children with CAS, continually learning more about the rapidly growing evidence base, and teaching about best practices while continuing to engage in her clinical work as the Owner and Director of Progressive Speech Therapy. She has experience presenting both locally and nationally to a variety of audiences including parents and educational/medical/allied health professionals. Pooja believes in providing and expanding evidence-based practices to help every child achieve the very best outcomes possible; this is what drives her to volunteer, practice, learn, and teach. She envisions a future in which all children will have access to evidence-based therapy and best outcomes!

You can contact Pooja Aggarwal at poojaa@apraxia-kids.org.

FACEBOOK SUPPORT GROUPS

Apraxia Kids is proud to offer online support groups to ensure that no family feels alone in their journey. It can be comforting and empowering to know that you are supported and that you can both give and receive help. 

Online support groups in your area:

Virginia

Community Resources

University Speech Clinic

Find out if there is a University Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic near you that serves individuals who have trouble communicating.

Longwood University
https://www.www.longwood.edu/shls/
Speech , Hearing, & Learning Services
315 W Third St
Farmville, VA 23901
434-395-2972
shls@longwood.edu

University of Virginia
https://www.curry.virginia.edu/services-outreach/sheila-c-johnson-center/clinical-services/speech-and-language-services
Speech & Language Services
405 Emmet St.
Charlottesville, VA 22904
434-924-6334
rar9h@virginia.edu

James Madison University
https://www.csd.jmu.edu/services.html
Audiology & Speech-Language Clinic Health & Behavioral Studies Bldg. MSC 4304
235 Martin Luther King Jr Way
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-6440
odonogcr@jmu.edu

Old Dominion University
https://www.odu.edu/partnerships/community/programs/health/speech-hearing
Speech & Hearing Clinic
4501 Hampton Blvd 240 Lions Child Study Center
Norfolk, VA 23529
757-683-4117
speechhearingclinic@odu.edu

Radford University
https://www.radford.edu/content/wchs/home/cosd/our-clinic.html
Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic
PO Box 6961
Redford, VA 24142
540-831-7166
fjohnson@radford.edu

James Madison University
Office of Disability Services
Harrisonburg, VA

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Support Services

Learn more about the programs and services that improve the well-being of individuals and families in your area!

Jill’s House
https://www.jillshouse.org/contact-us/
9011 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
703-639-5660

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Click here for National Support Services Resources.

Speech Therapy/Speech Tablet

Discover available funds in your area that may be used for speech therapy and/or assistive device software for communication.

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Click here for National Speech Therapy/Speech Tablet Resources.

Parent Resources

See parent resources that provide useful information about services that are available in your community and that may benefit different aspects of you and your family’s lives.

 

Formed Families Forward: Project Momentum Resource Center for Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Families with Special Needs
https://www.formedfamiliesforward.org
4031 University Drive, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
info@formedfamiliesforward.org

PEATC
https://www.peatc.org
8003 Forbes Place, Suite 310
Springfield, VA 22151
partners@peatc.org
(800) 869-6782

 

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Insurance

Discover information on ways to navigate the tricky subject of insurance in your state.

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Fun for All

Learn more about the available activities in your community from culture to art, to leisure and sports.

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Education & Schooling

Learn about educational opportunities and resources that will promote achievement, educational excellence, and equal access.

 

Virginia Department of Education
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/index.shtml
PO Box 2120
Richmond, VA 23218
John.Eisenberg@doe.virginia.gov
804-786-8079

Homeschool Resources

Statewide Homeschool Associations
Home Educators of Virginia (HEAV)
Faith Based – https://behavior/about-heavy/

The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers (VA Homeschoolers)
https://vahomeschoolers.org/about

Local Support Groups
Eastern Shore Homeschool Network – ESVA
https://www.facebook.com/groups/87728802803/

Faith Home Educators Homeschool Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/FaithHE/

Hampton Roads Christian Homeschoolers
Faith Based – https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamptonroadschristianhomeschoolers/

Home Educators of Rainbow Forest HERF
https://www.facebook.com/HERFHomeschoolRoanokeVA/

Louisa VA Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/louisavahomeschoolers/

Natural Learners of the Shenandoah Valley
https://www.facebook.com/groups/NLSVva/

Page County Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/PageCountyHomeschool/?ref=br_rs

Richmond Area Homeschoolers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/435319679946767/

Right at Home – Loudoun County
https://www.facebook.com/Right-at-Home-Loudoun-County-VA-167838126585443/

Warren County & Surrounding Areas Homeschool Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/warrencountyhomeschoolgroup/

 

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Early Intervention

Find early intervention services provide supports to babies and young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.

 

Infant & Toddler Connection of VA
http://www.infantva.org/
1220 Bank Street, 9th Floor
P.O. Box 1797
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Catherine.Hancock@dbhds.virginia.gov
804-786-3710

 

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Click here for National Early Intervention Resources.

Advocacy

Know your rights and learn how to advocate for your child.

 

The disAbility Law Center of Virginia
https://www.dlcv.org/
1512 Willow Lawn Drive Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
info@dLCV.org
1-800-552-3962

Partnership for People with Disabilities
https://www.partnership.vcu.edu/
700 East Franklin Street, Box 843020, 1st Floor, Suite 140
Richmond, VA 23219
804-828-3876

Services and Resources for People with Disabilities
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/familyservices/disabilities/complete-guide-to-services-and-resources
12011 Government Center Parkway, Ste. 708
Fairfax, VA 22035
703-324-5421
disabilityservices@fairfaxcounty.gov

Patient Advocate Foundation
https://www.patientadvocate.org/
421 Butler Farm Road
Hampton, VA 23666
1-800-532-5274
help@patientadvocate.org

 

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