INGLEWOOD, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The VOICES Association, the national nonprofit organization for children with communication disorders and their families, has been chosen to receive the 2005 Public Service Award from the California Speech-Language Hearing Association (CSHA), it was announced today. VOICES is being recognized because it has made “a significant contribution to the field of communication disorders” and “for its outstanding service to children with communication disorders and their families,” according to CSHA.

“This is an exciting time for the VOICES Association,” said President and co-founder Tamara Hill. “The VOICES Team has worked hard to build a collaborative network of parents, professionals and concerned individuals to help families increase their understanding of communication disorders and help children find their VOICES. We are excited and humbled that our efforts are being recognized by professionals in the speech and language field. It means that we’re on the right track towards achieving our mission to find victory over impairments of communication, expression and speech.”

Tamara Hill and Byron Jackson, VOICES Association co-founders along with members of the VOICES Professional Advisory Board will receive the award at the CSHA Annual Association Dinner on Friday evening, April 15, 2005 in Santa Clara, California.

About VOICES Association, Inc.

The VOICES Association (VOICES stands for Victory Over Impairments of Communication, Expression, and Speech) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization committed towards improving the lives of children with severe speech-language/communication disorders and their families. The organization was founded, in their home, by Tamara Hill and Byron Jackson, parents of a child with severe apraxia, sensory integration dysfunction as well as an autistic spectrum disorder. VOICES was founded out of the desire to network with parents, professionals and anyone who cares about the unique issues children with communication disorders face.

Since 2003, the VOICES Speech Disorder Awareness Program, through its outreach programs and innovative print and media resources, has served over 50,000 families nationwide. To learn more about VOICES, please visit our award winning website at www.4voices.org.

About California Speech-Language Hearing Association

The California Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the officially recognized professional association for

California speech-language pathologists and audiologists by the national American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). To learn more about CSHA, visit www.csha.org.

Note: ASHA’s web site at www.asha.org for national information.

News issued by: VOICES Association, Inc.

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