It’s 2017, and those who don’t speak well verbally are still thought to be learning disabled or cognitively impaired, and most people STILL don’t know what apraxia is. We have no choice: The Cherab Foundation is going to bring a voice to our “late talker” children.
There’s no time for questions—now is the time to act. You donate $10.00 to the 501(c)3 Cherab Foundation and we’ll give you free streaming of our documentary Late Talkers which makes visible and gives a voice to the individuals who cannot always speak for themselves and honors the parents who battle fiercely to bring each one to their full potential. It will be life-changing, it will be a movement, and if you’ve been wondering how you can make the world a better place for all the late talkers with very little time or money while watching a great film- this is your opportunity.
FWe’ll ALSO send you a free discussion guide for the Late Talker documentary written by Dr. Francine Hamel MS. SLP- CCC, Ed D, PROMPT certification – full-time professor and clinical supervisor in the Masters SLP department at. Albizu University, a Ph.D. who specializes in apraxia.
Our Vice President Jolie Abreu shares the story about how the Cherab Foundation brings a voice to late talker children.
From Lisa Geng President of the Cherab Foundation
When I first founded the Cherab Foundation 18 years ago, my “late talker” boys Tanner and Dakota were 3 and 5 years old. As a newly formed nonprofit, much of the mission of our 501(c)3 was on providing support and information that was desperately lacking to help the verbal disabled, with a focus on apraxia. We were able to accomplish so much due to the charity of professionals and parent volunteers, including national news coverage about apraxia on Inside Edition and a historic first international conference for apraxia with leading experts.
In the past few years, just like many of our children, the Cherab Foundation, along with its mission, has grown. Today The Cherab Foundation continues outreach, as well as our initiatives crowdFunnit, Late Talkers Silent Voices and Pursuit of Research —because they all embrace the starting point of our philanthropy of helping late talkers, and today it’s still the majority of what we do.
Of course, philanthropy isn’t like a business, so we use goals to measure our progress.
Our goals are shared by you; to bring a voice to the verbal disabled in education and in society, to foster compassion and acceptance for those with communication impairments, to research ways to treat, cure and prevent communication impairments with a focus on healthy and benign nutritional therapeutic approaches like fish oils. Validation of what we’ve seen in the group for 18 years with fish oils will help bring a voice to late talkers and bring awareness about apraxia.
The Cherab Foundation is part of CUE through the Cochrane Foundation where we work together to improve evidence-based healthcare. As the president of the Cherab Foundation, and as a consumer advocate, I’m currently serving on a panel with the American Academy of Neurology. In addition, I’m currently working on a sequel book to The Late Talker which I hope to be able to share with you within the next few years.
However, times have changed and so much more is needed today. For example, we learned we can’t have research without money. The Cherab Foundation is still grassroots and 100 percent volunteer-based where 100 percent of the money raised go directly to support our initiatives to help deal with communication impairments, and our area of emphasis is still communication impairments like autism, with a focus on apraxia.
We’re in this TOGETHER to help bring the late talkers we care for a voice
With your donation of $10 or more to The Cherab Foundation, you will receive a streaming copy of The Late Talkers documentary! As always, thank you for your support! *Please allow up to 72 hours for your film link.
Consumers United for Evidence-Based Healthcare (CUE) is a national coalition of health and consumer advocacy organizations committed to empowering consumers to make the best use of evidence-based healthcare (EBHC).