Welcome to our personal fundraising page for Team Evan!
I Walk for Apraxia to show my support for Evan and all of the children in my community with apraxia, our shining stars. I Walk to show these stars they are not alone.
Evan was diagnosed with Apraxia of Speech just before his third birthday. When we first heard the work "Apraxia", we had no idea what it was. After months of not knowing wheter Evan had Apraxia or not, we chose to have a full day evaluation with David Hammer at CASANA in Pittsburgh, PA. At this evaluation, we learned that Evan has a mixed speech disorder with Apraxia of Speech. We learned all about Apraxia and was guided in the right direction. We immediately started with an Apraxia Specialist that was trained at CASANA. Evan also started receiving speech services though the school district. For the past 3 years, he has worked incredibly hard and has attended speech 3 times a week. Currently, Evan just started First Grade and is continuing his speech therapy in school. He will also receive private speech outside of school in hopes of one day graduating speech. It's a slow journey but we have seen incredible improvements in Evan's speech. He is such a hard worker and we could not be more proud of him.
Every dollar raised helps support the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association (CASANA). I believe in the work CASANA does to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia so that each child is afforded their best opportunity to develop to their full potential.
I need your help. Would you please consider making a donation? Your donation goes to fund amazing programs like iPads for children who need it to communicate, parent and speech therapist workshops, research, and a program to assist families in need with speech therapy costs.
Thank you again for your support in this very important cause.