South Central New York Walk for Childhood Apraxia of Speech
Date(s) & Time(s)::
August 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Location: Lowville Fairgrounds, Bostwick Street Lowville NY
LOWVILLE, NY – (JUNE 30, 2014) – Amy Wolfe of Lowville is coordinating the South Central NY Walk forReturn to event list.
Children with Apraxia of Speech event on Saturday, August 9th at Lewis County Fairgrounds. All proceeds
will benefit important apraxia programs and research of the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of
North America (CASANA).
Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a very challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder in children. This little known disorder makes it difficult or impossible for children to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and/or words despite having a good understanding of language. The Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech® is held across the country as a means to heighten awareness and funding.
“This year will be our 3rd Annual walk for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Our grandson Wyatt was diagnosed with apraxia at the age of 3. At the beginning he was unable to communicate with us at all
verbally, but with the help of teachers working with him at home, he began sign language. We were so happy to have a way to communicate with him. After three years, his vocabulary has improved dramatically and he is able to carry on a conversation using simple sentences. My original wish when we began this journey was to hear him say, ‘I Love You Gramma and my wish has been granted. Those words were some of the most wonderful ones I have ever heard,” Amy says. The South Central NY Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech is open to all adults and children. Onsite registration and check in on August 9,2014 will begin at 11:00 and the walk starting at 12:00 p.m. Anyone interested in registering, making a donation, or learning more about the event can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at
The Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA), based in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania and founded in 2000, is the only national 501(c)3 non-profit public charity exclusively
dedicated to the needs and interests of children with apraxia of speech and their families. CASANA’s
mission is to improve the systems of support in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is
afforded their best opportunity to develop speech. CASANA supports this mission by promoting
awareness through Walks held all over North America; providing high quality information and support through the Apraxia-KIDS website and online communities; conducting multiple educational events; and
funding apraxia research. For more information on CASANA and Childhood Apraxia of Speech, visit the
Apraxia-KIDS website at http://www.apraxia-kids.org.
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