Membership

Type of Membership with Corresponding Fee (includes membership in ISAAC)
Since membership fees are processed through ISAAC, the price listed is in Canadian Dollars (e.g., $120 CAD = $91.25 USD on 11/4/2018). The exchange rate fluctuates. Use a conversion calculator for the most updated information.

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Professional (1 year) $120 CAD

Professional (2 years) $240 CAD

Professional (1 year) + 1-year of AAC Journal ($13 savings) $205 CAD

People who use AAC and their families $40 CAD

Full-time Student/Retired Professional $52 CAD

Institutional $650 CAD

Corporate $1550 CAD

USSAAC’s mission is to enhance the lives of people with complex communication disabilities. USSAAC is the United States Chapter of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) and the ONLY organization in the United States that serves the needs and advocates for adults and children who rely on AAC methods and technologies, their family members, professionals, educators, advocates, and manufacturers. We invite you to join USSAAC and help us achieve its mission.  Click here to join.

USSAAC membership in 2019 will bring multiple benefits.

  • Full membership in ISAAC, which includes reduced fees for conferences and publications.
  • Significant reduction in conference fees for USSAAC members at the ISAAC 2020 Biennial Conference on the Riviera Maya, Mexico, August 3-6, 2020 (must be a member during 2020).
  • Access to USSAAC’s FREE (to members) Webinar Series. In 2019, we will offer 4-6 topical presentations. Accessible webinars are archived at www.isaac-online.org. Members get priority when registering for webinars as they are often quickly fully booked. ASHA CEUs are a member benefit at no extra charge; non-members are charged $25 per webinar for CEUs.
  • SPEAK UP! USSAAC’s blog. USSAAC members get priority consideration as guest authors. Our blog features articles by people who use AAC, family members, inter-professional practitioners, researchers, educators, and other stakeholders and allies. Topics include up-to-date information about relevant policies (including funding) and practices that impact USSAAC members. Go to SpeakUP blog.
  • Reduced registration to the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) annual conference in Orlando.
  • Significant reduction in subscription rate ISAAC’s peer-reviewed, scientific journal AAC, the Journal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. A “must have” and major source of research information in our field. Go to www.isaac-online.org/english/publications/; Access to free downloads from ISAAC and USSAAC websites. Go to www.isaac-online.org/english/publications/ and www.isaac-online.org/english/news/and www.ussaac.org.
  • ASHA CEUs. Ability to earn CEUs for a nominal fee or at no charge. Now available for USSAAC’s webinar series and at some conferences (e.g., at ATIA, ISAAC Biennial Conference, etc.).
  • Participation in USSAAC Committees (e.g., Education, Disaster Relief, Advocacy, Membership, Public Information, Finance). USSAAC volunteers work together to make a difference. Join, have fun, meet new people and develop your leadership skills.
  • Ongoing communication exchange with others in the AAC community, both local, national and international. USSAAC keeps in touch with its members through Facebook, Twitter, USSAAC’s website and periodic emails.
  • In-person networking opportunities and at least one face-to-face meeting at key US conferences, where USSAAC members can be identified by their badge ribbons!

Click here to join. If you have any questions, email us at membership@ussaac.org

 

Additional benefits for USSAAC’s Corporate members. Includes all the benefits of a member as well as the following:

  • One free subscription to Augmentative and Alternative Communication, the Journal of the International Society for AAC (ISAAC), with access for up to three staff
  • Advertising on the website to include company logo listed on the home page during the membership year
  • Promotion of member-sponsored educational events on USSAAC’s social media (up to 2 posts/tweets per event)
  • ASHA CEU’s at member rate for up to three staff
  • If negotiated, reduced conference registration to non-USSAAC conferences (e.g., ATIA main and pre-conference) for up to three staff
  • Opportunity to highlight products and resources by sharing pictures and videos on the website
  • Opportunity to promote company through participation in USSAAC events:
    • Moderating a #USSAAChat Twitter Chat
    • Writing a post for USSAAC’s SpeakUp Blog

 

Additional benefits for Institutional members. Includes all the benefits of a member as well as the following:

  • One free subscription to Augmentative and Alternative Communication, the Journal of the International Society for AAC (ISAAC), with access for up to three staff
    • Listed as institutional member on the home page during the membership year
    • Promotion of member-sponsored educational events on USSAAC’s social media (up to 2 posts/tweets per event)
    • ASHA CEU’s at member rate for up to three staff.
    • If negotiated, reduced conference registration to non-USSAAC conferences (e.g., ATIA main and pre-conference) for up to three staff
    • Opportunity to promote institution through participation in USSAAC events:
      • Presentation at USSAAC webinar
      • Moderating a #USSAAChat Twitter Chat
      • Writing a post for USSAAC’s SpeakUp Blog

Click here to join USSAAC and for more information on the types of membership options. USSAAC membership is managed through ISAAC. The link will direct you to ISAAC’s website where you can join online or complete a pdf of the form.

 

Please Note:

USSAAC membership runs per calendar year, from January 1 to December 31. You may join at any time during the year; however, there are no pro-rated rates. Membership rates remain the same, regardless of when you join.

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