Specialized Speech Technologies, Inc. is not just a practice, we are a family! We love to support our community in various events through the year, and in turn, hope to grow our family and educate others about the services we offer and how we can help.
2022 Holiday Fundraiser! This year, SST helped to organize a food drive to support the Worthington Resource Pantry. Thank you to all of our extended SST family for helping to fill some bellies this Holiday Season!
Holiday Fundraiser 2021! Our goal was to raise $250 for the "iamstonefoltz" Foundation. We are beyond touched and humbled by everyone's generosity. THANK YOU! Together, we raised $485.00!!! With the SST dollar for dollar match, that brings our total donation to $970.00! Actually, we decided to make it a nice round number of $1,000.00! #iamstonefoltz #neverleaveanyonebehind
2020 Holiday Fundraiser with One Warm Coat coat
The Annual SST Holiday Fundraiser with One Warm Coat was a HUGE success! We were overwhelmed by the generosity of the SST families and surrounding community! Thank you to everyone to help make the holidays a bit warmer for those in need!
"Wood's Bags" for Holy Family Soup Kitchen
Unfortunately we weren't able to do our Annual Community Service Day at the Holy Family Soup Kitchen due to COVID19 restricting any volunteers. In the meantime, we came up with an idea to make lots of 'Wood's Bags' that are needed for the clients who are homeless and can benefit from non-perishable food items! We had fun doing this and SST was happy to help in a little way! We are excited to be able to go ahead to do our Community Service Day sometime hopefully this summer!
SST and DublinThon!
DublinThon is such a wonderful organization and we were super excited to be able to partake this year! SST Therapists, Mona Mehta and Katie Szabo were at the event representing SST and the donation we made as part of our 2019 Holiday Fundraiser. Way to go, everyone! #beatchildhoodcancer #cancersucks
She Has A Name Gala! End Human Trafficki
SST and Friends joined over 280 guests to celebrated hope on November 7, 2019! Thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, guests, and partners who made the evening a blast.
DublinThon- End Pediatric Cancer!
2019 Holiday Fundraiser Thank you to all of those from the SST extended family who have open their hearts and wallets to help support our DublinThon Fundraiser! DublinThon is an extraordinary organization that supports pediatric cancer research. The friends and families of SST generously donated $290.51 to this cause and as promised, SST matched those donations and was able to make a total contribution of $581.02.
SST & Little Buddies
SST was thrilled to present at the August Little Buddies meeting. Little Buddies Parent Resource Group is for new or expectant parents of babies with Down syndrome. This group helps ease the worries of new parents and provide the information they need. SST was there to talk about the benefits of group therapy, a variety of the services available to children with Down Syndrome, and funding options available to the family.
2019 SST Community Service Day
The 13th Annual Soup Kitchen Community Service Day was held this year at the Faith Mission Services. Thank you for allowing us to help serve the community! What a great day! (And nobody rocks a hairnet like the SST gals!) Lookin' good, ladies
SST and SHRINERS HOSPITAL for CHILDR
The Marrero family made it to Philadelphia! Hailey Marrero was proud to represent Specialized Speech Technologies, Inc. as she delivered all of the toys, toiletries and cash raised by SST! Shriners representative, Stephanie Byrwa, was there to accept the gifts on behalf of Shriners Hospital for Children. She was overwhelmed by generosity of the donation. Thank you to all who gave this holiday season!
Leeds Farm 2018
SST was thrilled to once again be a part of the Autism Harvest Festival at Leeds Farm on September 22, 2018. It is a wonderful event and we are thrilled Leeds Farm offers this special day for these amazing kids and their families!
2018 Holy Family Soup Kitchen
On February 19, 2018 the SST Team made their annual trip down to the Holy Family Soup Kitchen to serve and give back to the community.
2017 Holiday Fundraiser
The 2017 Holiday Fundraiser was a HUGE SUCCESS! Thank you to everyone who made the 2017 Holiday Fundraiser with Mary's Meals a HUGE SUCCESS! SST staff, clients, family and friends all rallied together to collect over $699.00 for this worthy cause! The response was overwhelming! Furthermore, an anonymous donor will be DOUBLING all of the money raised this season for Mary's Meals! Wow! THANK YOU to everyone at Mary's Meals for all you do to help feed the children of the world!
Holy Family 2017
SST's 11th Annual Community Service Outing at Holy Family Soup Kitchen! What a fun day to help others in need! Thanks to everyone who participated. Looking forward again to helping next year!!! "We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." Martin Luther King, Jr.
2016 Holiday Fundraiser
2016 Holiday Fundraiser with the Citizens for Human Action (CHA) Animal Shelter was a HUGE SUCCESS! Miss Melanie, Miss Alaina and Miss Andrea were present to drop off all the goodies collected for our furry friends this holiday season! Thank you to all who contributed! Of course, they couldn't leave without a little cuddle time from these sweet animals! A BIG THANK YOU to everyone at CHA for all you do to help animals in need! Happy Holidays!
Happy 15 Year Anniversary SST!
15 trees for 15 years! In honor of the 15th Anniversary of Specialized Speech Technologies, Inc., the SST Team wanted to give something back to the community that has supported us throughout the years! Therefore, 15 trees were donated by SST and planted by SST Staff members and their families! A variety of oak, maple and tulip trees were planted at Metzger Park in Westerville, Ohio with the help of the City of Westerville Parks and Recreation Department.
Summer Camp Expo 2016
Thank you Olentangy Orange Middle School for once again hosting an AMAZING Summer Camp Expo!!! It may have been pouring outside, but Miss Shardae and Miss Marla were nothing but SUMMER inside!!! Miss Marla states, "It was great running into so many SST friends and everyone was very excited by the amount of Summer Groups we had to offer!"
Holy Family Soup Kitchen
Another year enjoyed helping out at the Holy Family Soup Kitchen downtown. This particular event is near and dear to our hearts and is something we make a point to do annually. A good time was had by all!
DCBDD Transition Fair 2016
Thank you so much to Delaware County Board of DD and Big Walnut High School for hosting the Transition Fair last night! Once again, SST was there to share some of our AMAZING services with some great families!!!
Buckeye Ranch 2015
ADOPT-A-FAMILY SUCCESS! The gifts have all been wrapped with care and one lucky family will have the Christmas they've always wished for! A BIG thank you to the Buckeye Ranch for coordinating the ADOPT-A-Family event! And a BIG thank you to the SST family and friends who made it all possible. Your generosity never ceases to AMAZE us! Thank you and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
Back to School Picnic 2015
The 2015 Back-to-School Picnic was a success! Thanks to everyone for coming out to enjoy the beautiful afternoon with us!
Trunk or Treat 2015
Thank you to the Autism Society of Ohio for hosting their 3rd Annual Sensory-Friendly Trunk or Treat event yesterday! It was a great time for all involved! The SST team was there with all of our beach gear and our Fun in the Sun" trunk.... courtesy of Miss Shardae! Our decorated trunk features a sensory sand beach filled with Halloween spider rings, coloring pages for fine motor skills.....and, of course, lots of candy! We ran into lots of old friends and made many news ones as well! We can't wa
Leed's Farm 2015
Back again for the annual Leed's Farm event. As always we had a great time meeting new faces and catching up with some familiar ones! Leed's Farm is always a blast!
Starry Night 2015
Team SST was out in force yesterday to help out at 3rd Annual Starry Night! "We have been a part of this wonderful event every year!" states Marla Marrero. "We just love seeing all the great kids, parents, educators and community members come together to help benefit the Westerville schools!" Thank you to the Westerville Partners of Education for having us! Pictured: SLP, Allie Haviland face-painting!
Olentangy Orange Expo 2015
Having a "BALL" at the Olentangy Orange Summer Camp Expo! Despite the snow, SST was all about SUMMER last night at Olentangy Orange Middle School! "It was great to be there promoting our great summer groups and our amazing therapists!" states SST member, Marla Marrero. "Everyone was really excited about some of our really popular groups and there was a ton of buzz around the new ones as well! It will be a great summer at SST!" So.... what are you waiting for???? Come and join the FUN!
Holy Family Soup Kitchen 2015
Once again, Specialized Speech was proud to volunteer at the Holy Family Soup Kitchen this March. This is something we make sure to put on our list annually as it is one of our favorites!
DCBDD Transition Fair 2015
And we are off! SST was proud to kick off their first marketing event of the New Year with the DCBDD Transition Fair. According to Miss Marla, "it is so important for families to know about services available to their child as they transition into adulthood." Despite the snowy weather, Miss Marla also reports there was a nice turnout for the event and "plenty of interest in our 16+ Social Language Group and Aquatic Therapy!" Call us today if you would like more information on these great program
Columbus VA Donations 2014
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our holiday fundraiser this year! We got a chance to deliver all the goodies collected for the Columbus VA, personally!
On March 9th, SST was thrilled to participate in the 2014 Baby Bonanza & Kid Expo. This nationally recognized event features the latest products for mommy, baby and child! In addition, a variety of valuable information on health and educational organizations were available to expectant mothers and young families. At this event, Miss Kathy and Miss Marla were on site to offer any guidance and advice pertaining to developmental milestones, delays & therapeutic interventions in speech, OT and PT.
Ability At Work- DCBDD
Specialized Speech Technologies, Inc. is so honored to join forces with the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities to help raise awareness for the state-wide Ability@Work campaign! All year long, our organization will be helping to promote positive awareness on those in the community with disabilities! Want to help? Contact us for more information!!!
Autism Speaks: Quaker Steak
Miss Nicole and Miss Beth meet IRONMAN at the Quaker Steak and Lube event that hosted Autism Speaks. What a blast!
AHG Book Drive
Wow! Our SST Families, Friends, and Staff Rock! We didn't collect 25 books...not 50....not even 100....WE COLLECTED 246 BOOKS for the American Heritage Girl Book Drive! Thanks to ALL who participated!!!!! You will help young readers all across the U.S.A.!
Buddy Walk 2013
What a fabulous day at the Columbus Buddy Walk held in the Columbus Crew Stadium! Thank you for allowing us to join in your event!
Leeds Farm 2013
Some of the SST gals having some fun at Leed's Farm!!
Operation Christmas Child
Thank you to all who helped contribute to this worthy cause! Well, we did it! Through the generosity of our Specialized Speech Technologies, Inc. family, we are able to help brighten the holidays for one very lucky boy and girl! Here, we have Miss Molly putting the final touches on the shoeboxes that we will be sending out today! These boxes have been filled to the brim with toys, winter wear, and knick-knack's galore! We are so honored to take part in such a wonderful service project!
Starry Night 2014
Miss Morgan and Miss Megan representing SST at Starry Night! We enjoy being part of this event so much we can't help coming back for more!
DCBDD Provider Fair
We were delighted to be invited to the provider fair. This fair gave all of the families that DCBDD services a chance to see what they offer, and we are honored to be a part of that!
Soup Kitchen 2014
Miss Hailey stepped up to the plate this year and joined forces with SST to help out!
Soup Kitchen 2014
Helping out at the soup kitchen downtown is an annual tradition here at Specialized Speech Technologies. We usually go around Christmas, but this year we decided to show the love on Valentine's Day!
Starry Night 2014
Miss Morgan heading up the face painting booth at Starry Night.
Autism Speaks Walk 2010
Miss Mona and Miss Melanie hanging out at the SST booth before heading out for the Autism Speaks Walk in October of 2010. Our team was named "Talk to the hand" to represent Speech and OT! We are going to have to think of something clever this year to represent our blossoming PT department!
Delaware County Fair
Miss Melanie getting a hug from another little Melanie at the fair!
Olentangy Orange Expo
It sure was a blast at the Specialized Speech Technologies, Inc. booth! Miss Marla was there as the resident tattoo artist!
Starry Night 2013
Thank you for having us Westerville Schools Booster Association! We look forward to joining the Starry Night Festival again next year!
Walnut Creek Walkathon 2012
Thank you to Walnut Creek for allowing SST to participate in this year's Walk-A-Thon! What a great success! And....Brutus and Krash were there to say 'hello'!