The 2018 "Texarkana Walk for Apraxia" will be held on October 6, at the Lake Wright Patman.Registration for the walk begins at 9:00 AM with the Walk will be at 10:15 AM.

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 Apraxia® is held across the country as a means to heighten awareness and funding in the hopes that all children with apraxia may have access to the support they need to find their voices.

Walk Coordinator, Carla Wood:

“My husband and I decided to coordinate a walk because we wanted to educate our community on Apraxia and develop a circle of support for those families that were experiencing what we were,”  “The Walk has done exactly as we had hoped. It has created a local support network, not only for us but for other families like us. It has also created a network of support across the community through education and awareness, something that the community was in desperate need of.”

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 carlap.wood@icloud.com or visit the event website. The Walk is open to all adults and children. All proceeds will benefit important apraxia programs and research of Apraxia Kids.