Monthly Archives: August 2013

SSIS Is The Recipient Of NSSLHA Loves

August 7, 2013 –  The NSSLHA (National Student Speech Language Hearing Association) has announced that Small Steps in Speech (SSIS) has been chosen as the 2013-2014 “NSSLHA Loves” campaign recipient.   Each year local NSSLHA chapters host fundraising activities to raise money for organizations that assist individuals with communication needs.   This school year the campaign will contribute all funds raised to SSIS, a 501(c)3 organization that provides funding to children with speech and language disorders and organizations that serve children with these needs.

“We at Small Steps in Speech are grateful to the members of NSSLHA for sharing our mission to both the speech and language pathologists-in-training and those who have been treating communication disorders for years.  Not only will we be able to provide increased funding for therapies to children with speech and language needs, but this collaboration also strengthens the reach of both organizations.   When looking at past “NSSLHA Loves” recipients, I am honored that SSIS was chosen to be in the company of so many outstanding organizations.  Small Steps in Speech was founded in honor of my fallen hero, U.S. Army Medic and Green Beret SSG Marc J Small.   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.  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.,” says Amanda Charney, Founder/Executive Director of SSIS.

About National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA)
Founded in 1972, the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA) is the national organization for […]

5th Annual “On Your Marc” makes Big Steps for Small Steps in Speech

On August 3, 2013, a group of over 670 runners, walkers and canine friends gathered together to honor not only SSG Marc Small, but many other fallen heroes from our area to participate in the 5th Annual “On Your Marc” Run/Walk for Fallen Heroes. This event was started in memory of our brother and son, SSG Marc. J. Small, U.S. Army Special Forces, who lost his life in Afghanistan in 2009.  It was gratifying to have so many people come out to honor Marc and to raise $48,000 to benefit Small Steps in Speech (SSIS).

This year we honored Fallen Heroes.  Some of our local heroes included:

Thomas Bagosy, US Marine                                                           Jacob Molesky, US Coast Guard

Justin Davis, US Army                                                                     Travis Manion, US Marine

Bradley Fox, Plymouth Township Police Officer                       Ashley Moyer, US Army

Shane Harris, US Marine                                                                Eric Shellenberger, US Navy

David Hurt, US Army                                                     […]

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