All posts tagged: CASANA

Apraxia Monday: Will Walk for Words

By Leslie Lindsay The day was sunny and brisk.  Parents, children, coffee andclowns filled the pavilion.  Yep.  I am talking about the 3rd annual CASANA Chicagoland Walk for Apraxia.  If you have never been to a walk to support a cause, this is a good one to wet your feet, so to speak. For me, this was thefirst walk I attended—for any cause.  And I was impressed and touched with the efforts that went into the day. Here’s a run-down of the walk: We arrived a bit “late,” meaning we missed the breakfast and social gathering….but that didn’t mean we went hungry!   With so many vendors to choose from such Starbucks, Jewel, Matt’s Cookies, and organic foods we were able to grab a sample and a coupon and have breakfast.   We were greeted by Holly Olmsted-Hickey, head of the Windy City Apraxia Network, http://www.groups.yahoo.com/group/windycityapraxia/ who welcomed all 300+ walkers.   Overall, the donations amounted to around $19,000 for CAS education, research,and awareness.  Wow.  That’s HUGE!   Afterwards, we donned our bright orange tee-shirts …

Apraxia Monday: Updates

By Leslie Lindsay You will have to excuse my lame post today…but I will give you a few updates in the apraxia community: My family has registered for the Fall Apraxia Walk in Chicagoland at Ty Warner Park.  This walk is sponsored by CASANA with coordinators from the Windy City Apraxia Network.  The day of fun is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th 2011.  Break in your walking shoes and come support CAS!  For more information, or to register on line, see http://www.apraxia-kids.org/chicagowalk  Do it before September 26th and get a FREE tee-shirt.  Registration is $20/adults and $10/kids “Small Talk: All About Apraxia” is gearing up for the FALL sesssion!  It’s 5 weeks of everything you ever wanted to know about apraxia.  Our first meeting will be Thursday, September 15th from 7-9pm at Panera Bread in Naperville, IL.  Please, ask your friends, family, teachers…anyone who may be interested in sharing and learning experiences with CAS.  It’s FREE!   Email me, leslie_lindsay@hotmail.com for more inforamation or to place your name on the interest list. I’ll be guest blogging …