2019 Chicago Walk for Apraxia

Lucca's Loudtalkers

Lucca was diagnosed with CAS (a rare and serious motor speech disorder) at age 3 and has been doing intense and frequent speech therapy for almost two years. For him, living with apraxia means that his brain knows what it wants to say but has difficulty communicating to his mouth. Progress is slow and the gains are small, so much so that sometimes it can seem like there have been none at all. But our boy is a hard worker and a fighter. We have seen him taking more risks and initiative to communicate with sign language, gestures, his AAC device and his beautiful voice. We have hope in our hearts that one day our precious boy will find his voice. Until then, as we tell him every day, we will work to always "be kind and do our best!"

We’re helping children find their voice! 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 this very important cause.  

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