2019 Chicago Walk for Apraxia

Johnny's Crew

Welcome to Johnny's Team fundraising page for the Walk for Apraxia

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Apraxia here is a basic breakdown of what it is... Apraxia is a motor speech disorder. Children with this disorder have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words. This is not because of muscle weakness or paralysis. The brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech. The child knows what he or she wants to say, but his/her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to say those words.

With that being said we're helping children just like Johnny find their voice and we need your help!  By joining us, you are a partner with the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association in its efforts to provide support to children and families on their journey with apraxia. You can participate even if you are unable to be at the Walk by making a donation to support our efforts.

Check out how our team is progressing towards its goal and keep pushing to help us achieve it. 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 helping children with Apraxia find their voice!

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