CSA Member Attends City Council Proclamation
On May 23, CSA member and CPSE Administrator Jodi Wanchel-Leonard had the unique opportunity to attend a City Council proclamation declaring May as “Childhood Apraxia Awareness Month.”
Councilman Mark Gjonaj issued the proclamation at the NYC Council Stated Meeting in order to raise awareness about this speech disorder, and Ms. Wanchel-Leornard was invited by a parent who wanted to acknowledge her and her colleagues for their continued support and dedication to children and families affected by childhood apraxia of speech.
“It was a tremendous honor to stand with the family,” said Mrs. Wanchel-Leonard. “Apraxia can be difficult to diagnose because it is a neurological disorder, and these children often need to receive a higher frequency of services. Bringing more awareness in this way is a big step to get them the services they need.”
Link to Video of NYC Stated Council Meeting: https://vimeo.com/271692586
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