Apraxia Monday on Tuesday: Connecting with Others

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Great turn-out with yesterday’s post featuring interview with Kate Welder of “Apraxia Speaks.” I am happy to announce the winner of the book give-a-way contest is Kristi H. of Wisconsin!!  She was the 3rd person to send me a comment about how she connected with others who have a child with CAS.  Here’s what she has to say:

“First of all, it took FOREVER to get the “official” speech apaxia diagnosis for our daughter.  Once we finally did, I found out about the Apraxia-Kids website from her speech therapist.  I signed on to the list-serve right away.  I have spoken with all of her doctors and therapists letting them know of my desire to connect with other apraxia families.  I read the posts from the list-serve every day & am still hopeful that we will find a support group in our area.  I also purchased the book “My Brother is Very Special” by Amy May and brought it to my daughter’s class at school.   I am always looking for more information on Apraxia to help myself and others in our lives understand it better.  I can’t wait to read “Apraxia Explained” !!!”

Others responded as well.  Here are a few of their comments about how they connected with others after learning of their child’s CAS diagnosis:

“After it set in that our little one had apraxia I signed up for the CASANA conference here in Illinois. I also reached out to the Windy City Group, found your blog and tried reading as much as I could through books and websites. I’m still learning daily and hope I’m making a difference in his life.”  —Barbara M. 

“I loved your questions.  I can’t imagine how isolating it would feel to have been in her place which is far more isloated than where I live!  I have to say the way I started to connect with others is online.  Your blog was one of the first I found.  From there, I figured out other ways to search out and have since found a support group that may be starting in my area in addition to a couple other blogs.  It helps me to read what others say about parenting and having a child with CAS because it lets me know I’m not alone.”  ———-Chris F. 

Thanks to all of you “apraxia parents” out there who care so much about your little ones…and thank you for being  loyal blog readers.  Stay tuned…

About leslie1218

Author of SPEAKING OF APRAXIA (Woodbine House, 2012) frantically working on a novel that should be ready for submission this fall. Mom of two spritely redheads & one chubby basset hound whose stories & images appear in my writing from time-to-time.

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