ASHA News: NSSLHA Donates to Small Steps in Speech The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association will donate the proceeds of its 2013–2014 "NSSLHA Loves" campaign to Small Steps in Speech, a nonprofit organization that provides funding to children with speech and language disorders and organizations that serve children with these needs. Every year, local NSSLHA chapters ... ASHA News
ASHA News  |   October 01, 2013
ASHA News: NSSLHA Donates to Small Steps in Speech
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ASHA News   |   October 01, 2013
ASHA News: NSSLHA Donates to Small Steps in Speech
The ASHA Leader, October 2013, Vol. 18, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN6.18102013.58
The ASHA Leader, October 2013, Vol. 18, 58. doi:10.1044/leader.AN6.18102013.58
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association will donate the proceeds of its 2013–2014 "NSSLHA Loves" campaign to Small Steps in Speech, a nonprofit organization that provides funding to children with speech and language disorders and organizations that serve children with these needs.
Every year, local NSSLHA chapters host fundraising activities to raise money for organizations that assist individuals with communication needs. NSSLHA began the program in 1990 to promote civic and social responsibility by raising money to support national organizations for people living with communication disorders.
Speech-language pathologist Amanda Charney founded Small Steps in Speech to honor her fiancé, Marc J. Small, a medic and Green Beret in the U.S. Army. Their long-terms plans included marriage and a private practice for Charney, to be named Small Steps in Speech—a play on their surname and a description of the steps children take to become better communicators.
In February 2009, Small was killed in action in Afghanistan. "Marc supported the growth and improvement of all children and it is fitting that these funds will allow children the opportunity to find their voice through therapy," Charney said. "Just as Marc was a hero to our country, I believe that our organizations are doing heroic work in helping so many children improve their communication, which strengthens individuals, families, schools and communities." Since 2010, when grants were first awarded, SSIS has awarded more than $286,000 to more than 185 children and organizations throughout the United States.
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