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The Child Language Center – Wings on Words 30th Anniversary Celebration


Join us for a unique and electrifying evening at Ignite Sign Art Museum, home to the largest collection of vintage Tucson signs (neon, hand painted, gold leaf and even tin)!

Walk through an entire building filled with Tucson history.

This family-friendly event will feature food by an amazing local chef using local ingredients, a milkshake bar using uniquely Tucson flavors, live swing music by Kings of Pleasure, interactive word games (like giant Lite Brite), free admittance to the whole museum, raffle prizes, and nostalgia – ALL with a local flair! You can even watch the new Wings on Words sign being made live with a neon bending demonstration! You won’t want to miss this!

Break out of the normal night out, let’s Bring Words to Life, and party with purpose!

What You Are Supporting:

Proceeds will support the Center’s mission to provide specialized clinical and educational programs for young children with speech and developmental language disorders. These early-intervention programs include the Wings on Words Preschool and Summer Soaring Camp, which give children access to crucial speech and language learning experiences that lay the foundation for successful oral language, reading, writing and social interaction. Our unique service delivery model, one-of-a-kind in Southern Arizona has been awarded the highest (5-Star) recognition by Quality First of Arizona. Since 1989, our early childhood education programs and speech-language clinic have served over 2000 young children.

About The Cause:

Developmental language disorder, or DLD for short, is a hidden but very common condition that means a child has difficulty using and/or understanding language. Many children with DLD have trouble using proper grammar, have trouble with sounds, know fewer words than other children their age, and have problems properly using language in social situations. DLD is very common. In a class at school of 28 students, there would be about two students in your class with DLD. It is a life-long condition. Even though DLD is usually first discovered and treated in childhood, it usually does not go away as a child grows up. There are many adults with DLD, too. Left untreated, children with DLD are a greater risk for academic failure, unemployment, and social-emotional challenges.

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