[41] Bill 102 Original (PDF)

Bill 102 2015

An Act to proclaim May 14 as Apraxia Awareness Day


Apraxia of speech is a neurological motor speech disorder in which a child has difficulty rapidly, accurately and consistently producing and timing the movement sequences needed to produce speech. This is not due to weak muscles or paralysis. The child will know what he or she wants to say, but his or her brain has difficulty coordinating the muscle movements necessary to produce the words.

Proclaiming Apraxia Awareness Day in Ontario helps to raise awareness for this motor speech disorder.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

Apraxia Awareness Day

   1.  May 14 in each year is proclaimed as Apraxia Awareness Day.


   2.  This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

   3.  The short title of this Act is the Apraxia Awareness Day Act, 2015.



The Bill proclaims May 14 in each year as Apraxia Awareness Day.