Walk for children with apraxia of speech
SEPTEMBER WALK WILL RAISE AWARENESS FOR CHILDREN WITH APRAXIA
Topeka Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech
TOPEKA, KS– (AUGUST 1, 2013) – Monica Parsel of Topeka is coordinating the Topeka Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech event on Saturday, September 7 at Lake Shawnee. 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 as a means to heighten awareness and funding.
“Imagine living in a world where you can’t communicate. A world where no one can understand you and every word you want to say takes months of practice to perfect. Now imagine being told that this world is the one your child is living in, yet no one can explain why. I decided to coordinate this walk in honor of my three year old son, Kellan, and to support all of the children who struggle daily with CAS. I hope to raise awareness about this rare speech disorder that affects about one in 1,000 children,” says Mrs. Parsel.
The Topeka Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech is open to all adults and children. Those who register by August 11th will receive an official Walk for Children with Apraxia® T-shirt in their size on walk day. On-site registration and check-in on September 7th begins at 9:30 AM, with the Walk starting at 10:30 AM. Anyone interested in registering, making a donation, or learning more about the event can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the event website at http://secure.apraxia-kids.org/topekawalk.
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.
Monica Parsel-Walk Coordinator
5330 SW 31st terr
Topeka, KS 66614
Kansas Book Festival
9 to 4
More than 50 authors will be participating selling and signing their books, 27 will be presenting. Free admission. Enter East side of Capitol.
Junior League Diaper Need Awareness Week
Get your calendars out... here are the dates and times of the events for Diaper Need Awareness Week. There will be several Diaper Drives around town, stop by to donate diapers and support these businesses.
Sept 6 - Topeka Zoo from 9a to 4pm. Any donation to Diaper Depot receives a voucher to feed the giraffes.
Sept 11 - Healthy Family Fair at Highland Park United Methodist Church 2914 SW Michigan, Dawson Hall.
Sept 9-13 Via's Pizzeria from Mon - Thurs 11a to 9p and Fri 11a to 10p.
Sept 12 - Kansas Children's Discovery Center from 10a - 5p
Sept 13 - Nancy Perry Day of Caring at Hy-Vee from 11a - 7p
Junior League of Topeka