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THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF BARRIE
Mayor’s Office - "Committed to Service Excellence"

Proclamation

I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie hereby proclaim
May 14, 2022 asApraxia Awareness Day
WHEREAS;  Childhood apraxia of speech is a challenging speech disorder that affects nearly 1-in-1,000 children; and
 
WHEREAS;  Children with childhood apraxia of speech will not learn to speak without frequent, intensive and appropriate speech therapy; and
 
WHEREAS;  A lack of appropriate speech therapy intervention may impact not only communication but also individual outcomes in education, independence, mental wellness, and employment; and
 
WHEREAS;  Public awareness about childhood apraxia of speech is essential for families of children with childhood apraxia of speech and the professionals who support them to best advocate for needed services for children learning to use their own voice; and
 
WHEREAS;  Our highest respect goes to children with childhood apraxia of speech and to their families for their effort, determination and resilience in the face of obstacles.
 
THEREFORE, I, Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of Barrie, do hereby proclaim May 14, 2022 as “Apraxia Awareness Day.”


- Jeff Lehman, Mayor of the City of BARRIE

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