10 Wonderful Ways to Celebrate Pam Kozelka and Help the Orange Effect Foundation

Today, June 8, is the birthday of Orange Effect Foundation founder and executive director, Pam Kozelka. In honor of Pam, here are 10 wonderful ways to help the Orange Effect Foundation continue to help others. 1. Like the Orange Effect Foundation on Facebook. 2. Follow the Orange Effe
Read More

10 Tips to Boost Speech and Language in Your Toddler

My daughter G is delayed in her speech as she is Globally Developmentally Delayed. She started walking a month before she turned three years old and that took a massive amount of intense physiotherapy to get her to that point. When she began walking it was like a dream had come true.
Read More

Stimulating Speech With Toys

Looking to stimulate speech with your child through play? Here are some great toys for stimulating play, language, and social skills. Bildopolis Made from 40% recycled-content cardboard, this kit can transform durable cardboard into a 3D rocket ship, castle or another favorite creatio
Read More

Providing a Voice

The Orange Effect Foundation empowers children and young adults to communicate effectively. Recently, the Orange Effect Foundation helped a child find his voice by funding a communication device called the Dynavox T-10. Take a look at how this device and other augmented and alternativ
Read More

Special Needs Apps Guide

Speaking, listening, and communicating are essential for school and social life, but many kids struggle to master these skills. For kids with challenges such as speech and language impairments, communication can be particularly difficult. Apps are one way for children to practice spee
Read More

Building Speech Through Books

Do you know that reading repetitive books with infants and toddlers builds language development? Repetitive books are also essential tools for helping children with speech disorders. “Do you like my hat? I do not like that hat.” The Child Apraxia of Speech Association of N
Read More

Does Your Child Need a Speech Evaluation?

If you’re like many parents, you own a parenting book or two (or three!) that carefully describes important developmental milestones in your child’s life. Using these as a guide, you anticipate your baby’s first smile, first steps, first word. While so many of these
Read More

How Can You Describe the Importance of Communication?

Some of us are shy or introverted, so you won’t see us giving a speech in front of a group, or leading discussions in a group setting.  But we can still communicate.  We understand what other people are saying to us.  We can physically hear them.  We can then reply, whether that
Read More

Registration Now Open for 10th Annual Golf Outing!

THE 10th ANNUAL ORANGE EFFECT GOLF FOR AUTISM August 8, 2016 Elyria Country Club 12:00 pm Shotgun Start $150 per golfer Includes 18 holes of golf with beverage cart cooler, lunch, dinner, gift bag, prizes, raffle, and drinks. ($200 per golfer after July 15) Open to 120 Golfers All fun
Read More

Orange Effect Foundation Awards Two New Grants!

CLEVELAND–The Orange Effect Foundation announced today, following a quarterly board meeting, that it has awarded grants to fund essential speech therapy to two applicants in Northeast Ohio. The recipients are both under the age of five. The Orange Effect Foundation recognizes th
Read More