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Friday, October 1, 2010

Apraxia Resource Center of Connecticut "Unlocking Voices" Conference October 22

The Apraxia Resource Center of Connecticut has been a great resource for families of children diagnosed with CAS. TapToTalk is proud to support them, and publish this guest post.

The Apraxia Resource Center of Connecticut (ARCC) is a statewide 501(c) non-profit organization formed by parents of children diagnosed with childhood Apraxia of speech (CAS).  The organization began as an informal parent led support group. As the needs of the families grew, we decided to incorporate and formalize our goals and objectives in order to provide better programs and stronger support systems for families and professionals helping children with CAS.

Our mission is to provide each child affected by CAS the best opportunities and resources to develop meaningful speech.

Our goals include:
  1. Provide education, support and networking opportunities for families affected by CAS and to the professionals that treat them.
  2. Increase awareness of Apraxia in our communities.
  3. Help school-based and private speech therapists gain a better understanding of the best methods for treating children with CAS.
  4. Assist local families in meeting the overwhelming financial demands of providing adequate speech therapy for their children with apraxia.
We are hosting our first conference, Unlocking Voices on October 22, 2010 at the Holiday Inn in North Haven.  Over 15 area experts will speak on topics ranging from reading development, becoming a talker, executive functioning, PROMPT, using music in speech therapy and developing IEP goals for children with Apraxia.

For conference information or to register, please e-mail Michele at apraxiact@yahoo.com.

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