Months of Awareness 2013

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Awareness blossoms

Like a rose in the garden

Nurtured patiently

 –Haiku: Awareness

By Cyndee Williams Bowen 2013

I like acknowledging the different awareness campaigns during designated months of the year. Here are a few scheduled during 2013:

January

Birth Defects Prevention Month

February

Therapeutic Recreation Month (National); Wise Health Care Consumer Month (National)

March

Brain Injury Awareness Month

April

Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

May

Better Hearing and Speech Month

June

Aphasia Awareness Month; Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week June 23-29

July

Fireworks Safety Month

August

Neurosurgery Outreach Month

September

Alzheimer’s Month; Healthy Aging Month; Craniofacial Acceptance Month; Baby Safety Month; Thyroid Cancer Month

October

Disability Employment Month; International Stuttering Awareness Day (10/22)

November

National Family Caregivers Month; COPD Awareness Month; Epilepsy Awareness Month

December

Safe Toys and Gifts Month; Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

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Cynthia Williams Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP owns Bowen Speech-Language Therapy, LLC in Clearwater, FL.  Cyndee provides quality, creative, collaborative treatment to adults and adolescents with communication, swallowing, Parkinson’s, and related disorders.

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