The 2019 Central New Jersey Walk for Apraxia event will be held on September 7 at the Pleasant Valley Park to benefit children with apraxia of speech. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the Walk beginning at 10 a.m.

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to speak. Children with the diagnosis of apraxia of speech generally have a good understanding of language and know what they want to say. However, they have difficulty learning or carrying out the complex sequenced movements that are necessary for intelligible speech.  The Walk for Apraxia is held across the country as a means to heighten awareness and raise funding in the hopes that all children with apraxia may have access to the support they need to find their voices. The Walk is open to all adults and children. Proceeds from the Walk for Apraxia benefit the mission of Apraxia Kids.

“The Walk celebrates children with childhood apraxia of speech by rewarding our walkers and raising awareness in the community,” said Walk Coordinator Erik Kuhta. “Please come learn more about apraxia and walk to support the kids. It is extremely important for the community to support our children and raise awareness on ways they can help.”

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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. Anyone interested in covering this event or the story of the Walk Coordinator can contact ejk7288@aol.com or visit the event website at http://community.apraxia-kids.org/centralnjwalk.

About Apraxia Kids

       Apraxia Kids is the leading nonprofit that strengthens the support systems in the lives of children with apraxia of speech by educating professionals and families; facilitating community engagement and outreach; and investing in the future through advocacy and research. Since our inception in 2000, Apraxia Kids has provided support to more than 100,000 families and professionals. We envision a world where every child with apraxia of speech reaches their highest communication potential through accurate diagnosis and appropriate timely treatment. We believe that every child deserves a voice. For more information on Apraxia Kids and childhood apraxia of speech, please visit our website at www.apraxia-kids.org.