The Apraxia Connection was established as a 501(c)3 public charity organization in 2012 by three Chicagoland mothers of children with varied degrees of apraxia of speech, global apraxia, and associated disorders. We strive to connect neighborhood resources and information about apraxia and associated disorders with the individuals, families, therapists, educators and other professionals who need them. We also provide families with monthly support meetings and special topic meetings and we aim to reduce the high cost of therapy and therapeutic tools with grants to families in need.
The Apraxia Connection serves Chicago-area communities and surrounding states. CASANA provides funding for research, conducts trainings and provides information about childhood apraxia of speech for North America.
What is Apraxia of Speech?
Apraxia (sometimes referred to as dyspraxia) is a neurological disorder affecting the ability to control fine and gross motor movements and gestures in spite of the desire or physical ability to do them. Read more...
Board of Directors
- Barbara Topol-Matt, President
- Michele Brady Kowalski, Vice President/Secretary
- David Kowalski, Treasurer
- Bridget Collins, Northwest Suburbs
- Melissa Laskowski, Far Western Suburbs (Naperville)
- Lauri Phillips, Far Western Suburbs (Naperville)
- Catherine Glomb, South Suburbs
- Michele Brady Kowalski, Near West Suburbs
- Barbara Topol-Matt, Near West Suburbs
- Michele Brady Kowalski
- Holly Olmsted-Hickey
- Barbara Topol-Matt