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A Walk in Medicine Hat helping children find their voices

Posted on 15 September 2022 by Ryan Dahlman

Medicine Hat – The 2022 Medicine Hat Walk for Apraxia event will be held on September 17 at Kin Coulee Park to benefit children with apraxia of speech. The event begins at 10:30 AM with a ceremony beginning at 11 AM. Registration is FREE!

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Walk for Apraxia and we are looking forward to our biggest celebration yet! The Walk for Apraxia is more than just a walk, it is a celebration of the kids who work hard to find their voices.

“The Walk for Apraxia is a way for families to connect with other families in the apraxia community on a personal level and it helps to raise awareness in the community,” says Walk for Apraxia founder, Sue Freiburger. “I see parents relax when they realize that everyone there understands what apraxia is and I am so happy to see them connecting with professionals and families from their community. I always take a moment to step back and recall that little voice from the back seat of my car, a voice that I was told I might never hear, and think ‘we did it!’ With the help of volunteers around the country we have built a community through the Walk for Apraxia.”

The funds raised through the 2022 Medicine Hat Walk for Apraxia benefit Apraxia Kids, the leading nonprofit that works to strengthen the support systems in the lives of children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS). This organization educates both families and speech-language professionals so that children with CAS can reach their highest communication potential through accurate diagnosis and appropriate, timely treatment.

Raising awareness is one of the most tangible ways that communities at large can help children with apraxia thrive. Collective increased awareness means that children will be diagnosed faster, resulting in better, earlier intervention.

For more information on how you can join the Walk for Apraxia, please visit: https://www.apraxia-kids.org/walk-for-apraxia-splash-page/

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