2019 Chicago Walk for Apraxia

Racin' for Greyson

Welcome to our team fundraising page for the Chicago 2019 Walk for Apraxia! Team Racin' for Greyson is all signed up and ready to have a fun time raising money for an important cause!!

As many of you know, Greyson was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech in April of 2017. We have decided to join Apraxia Kids Walk for Apraxia to show our support for the only organization that is pioneering research, along with providing grants and scholarships to families for therapy and conferences (we were given one!)

  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech is among the rarest, most severe and complex of all speech disorders impacting children.
  • Proper treatment is intensive, specialized speech therapy which can be extremely difficult for families to find for their children.
  • Specialized understanding and training of speech professionals is needed to optimize outcomes for children.
  • Without proper help and services, a cascade of other challenges may occur to children with apraxia, including social, emotional, and learning difficulties related to limited speech and communication.

Every dollar raised helps support Apraxia Kids. I believe in the work Apraxia Kids 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.

Or, better yet, JOIN OUR TEAM!!! I'm so excited to be spearheading a team on the walk this year and would love to have an awesome turnout!! You don't have to fundraise, you can leave that to us, but we would love to have you join us that day!! The walk is being held Sunday, September 22nd, at SOLDIER FIELD in Chicago!

Thank you again for your support in this cause that is so very important to us!

 

"While most children almost miraculously learn to speak without effort, children with apraxia struggle mightily to accurately produce sounds, syllables and words. While their understanding of language is usually much better than their ability to express it, children with apraxia have difficulty planning and programming the movements which underlie speech. At the heart of it, speech is more than knowing what you want to say. Rapid and finely graded movements of speech structures (the lips, tongue, palate and jaw, etc.) occur which allow us to clearly articulate our ideas. But for children with apraxia, ideas are often stuck inside, unspoken or not understood, because of apraxia. Childhood Apraxia of Speech is considered rare among speech disorders in children and particularly challenging to overcome." - Walk for Apraxia Website

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