live as far south as Lima, OH and as far north as Ann Arbor, MI
identify themselves as being impacted by Apraxia, Autism, Anxiety, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Muscular Dystrophy, Down Syndrome and more
are approximately 20% girls and 80% boys
attend as little as zero and as much as 350 minutes of therapy per week, usually depending on insurance coverage
participate in speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, ABA therapy, music therapy, hippotherapy, craniosacral therapy, alternative diets, listening therapy, vision therapy and more
enjoy swimming, hockey, baseball, fishing, ballet class, karate, gymnastics, drawing, soccer and much more
love to play with their brothers, sisters, and friends
like to go to the zoo, science museums, the park, and school
are described as funny, cuddly, brave, determined, smart, helpful, kind, loving, silly, resilient, and compassionate
are learning to ride bikes without training wheels, swim without floaties, write their name without help, read independently, say their own name, clean their room, tie their shoes, and so much more
are just regular kids overcoming HUGE challenges!
Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.
NWO Apraxia Support is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to supporting families impacted by and raising awareness about Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) and other invisible disabilities (including, but not limited to SPD, anxiety, epilepsy, non-specific learning disabilities, ADHD, dyslexia, autism, tourette's syndrome, and other speech and language disorders), as well as providing grants to fund supplemental therapies, treatments, activities, or equipment that will enhance the lives of individual children impacted by CAS and other invisible disabilities.