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A Message From Our Founder

Small Steps in Speech is a non-profit foundation created in memory and in honor of Staff Sgt Marc J. Small who was killed in action in February of 2009 while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Small Steps in Speech assists children with speech and language disorders by funding supplemental therapies and treatments for individuals. Our goal is to give children the chance to better express themselves in the world in which we live.

Since 2009, Small Steps in Speech has awarded over $1,000,000 in grants to over 800 deserving families across the country.


Small Steps in Speech is privately funded through individual donations and fundraising activities. We invite you to support our work with children through either an individual donation, by participating in one of our fundraising activities or by holding your own fundraiser to support Small Steps in Speech. You can change the life of not only a child but also their family with the gift of improved communication.

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Help Support Small Steps In Speech

Do you know a child who would benefit from additional services or treatment? Please share our information with them and consider applying for a grant.

All Speech Language Pathologists – if you know of any child who would benefit from financial assistance to help with their communication where insurance does not cover, nominate them today!

In 2015, Small Steps in Speech awarded 182 grants to individuals or other charitable organizations. SSIS provided grants in 26 states throughout the United States and are continuing to spread our mission within the USA to assist children who have speech and language disorders. We are privileged to say that we have provided children the opportunity to receive speech and language therapy for months, and even a year, to help improve their communication.

Recent News

  • October 2nd, 2018

Thank you to Premier Eye Associates of Collingswood, NJ for choosing Small Steps in […]