My heart beats a little faster when I hear of Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) making the news. It’s exciting to see a less-than-known concern affecting kiddos has come to the attention of the media. It means awareness is spreading. It means our kids are being heard. It means there are others “out there” who care about our children with CAS. And that, to me, is a big deal.
The Kalamazoo Gazette just ran a story on the efforts of others who are planning a walk for apraxia in the SW area of Michigan. In addition, you’ll find some good info on what apraxia is, how and where to find help, and well as testimonials from those who are parenting a child with CAS. Not only that, but I feel especially connected to the story as I know one of the parents personally–she was in my Small Talk: All About Apraxia Group hosted this past spring. (Talk about a small world, right?!)
Here’s the link to the Kalamazoo Gazette: http://blog.mlive.com/kzgazette_community_extra/2011/06/walk_to_benefit_children_with.html
In other Apraxia News:
- Naperville, IL will be hosting “Talk the Talk: About Apraxia and Your Family” at the DuPage Children’s Museum this Thursday, June 16th from 5-7pm. Admission is $8.50/adult but child attending with parent is FREE thanks to a grant from SAM’S CLUB. Every 3rd Thursday the museum is open for families with children who have special needs. Meet in the lower conference rooms, A & B to hear local SLP Judy Jelm and OT Kris Yung speak about CAS and other related conditions, as well as have a chance to get your concerns voiced. Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sign up for the Chicagoland Walk for Apraxia http://www.apraxia-kids.org/faf/email/emailFriend.asp?ievent=479985&lis=1&kntae479985=F67D508BCF0F4F21925A6FE8DCA78DBB
- Time is running short for those who are interested in attending this year’s CASANA conference in San Diego, CA. http://www.apraxia-kids.org/site/c.chKMI0PIIsE/b.6359285/k.DD93/2011_National_Conference_on_Childhood_Apraxia_of_Speech__sponsored_by_CASANA.htm