Reach Out and Read (ROR) is a national non-profit pediatric literacy program that is endorsed by The American Academy of Pediatrics, the Texas Pediatric Society, and the Texas Medical Association. It promotes early literacy by bringing new books and advice about the importance of reading aloud into the pediatric exam room. The ROR-trained doctors actually give prescriptions to the parents for reading to their children, particularly between the ages of six months and five years.
Capital Area Reach Out and Read (CAROR) is a non-profit alliance of ROR programs in the Austin area. Our mission is to promote early literacy in the capital area by supporting Reach Out and Read programs and concepts in health care settings – with a focus on children who have limited access to books.