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Announcing Virtual Silent Auction

USSAAC is hosting a virtual auction to fund the continued development and maintenance of the AAC Speaker Connection – an online directory of AAC users to match them with faculty,…


Speaker Connection Launch Announcement

USSAAC is excited to announce the launch of our AAC Speaker Connection on September 8th, 2021. The AAC Speaker Connection is part of USSAAC Amplifying AAC Voices Campaign.


President’s Message – Summer 2021

Dear USSAAC members, How are you all? I hope everyone is able to continue remaining safe and healthy, especially with the new COVID Delta variant and heat waves that have…


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ISAAC has the pleasure to announce that…

….. it will be collaborating with the North American Alliance for Communication Access (NAACA) to ensure that ALL participants who attend ISAAC’s 2020 Biennial Conference have a positive experience during…


Medicare Approves USSAAC Request for SGD Evaluation and Treatment to be Delivered by Telepractice

In August 2020 USSAAC submitted a request to Medicare for SLPs to be authorized to provide SGD evaluation and SGD treatment by telepractice. Joining USSAAC in this request were 19 other organizations and 26 individuals. The request was denied without explanation on January 20. It finally was reconsidered by the new Administration and approved on March 30, 2021.


Office for Civil Rights Resolves Joint Complaint on Discriminatory Hospital Visitor Policy at MedStar Health

The COVID 19 pandemic has led many medical offices, hospitals, nursing and other health-care facilities to adopt policies that make it difficult and at times impossible for family members and…


Conference Handout

Working with People with Complex Communication Needs

Handout created by Tracy Rackensperger, Ph.D. for the2020 National Disability Rights Network Conference. 


Current USSAAC President Yoo Sung Chung

October is AAC Awareness Month 2020

Hi everyone. I am Yoosun Chung, the current USSAAC president. I am delighted to announce that each October is World AAC Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness and inform the public about the many different ways AAC can help people who have difficulty speaking communicate.


Hurricane Laura Relief

Hurricane Laura Relief Efforts

The United States Society for AAC provides free disaster relief for lost/damaged AAC devices by sharing that information.


UNITED STATES SOCIETY FOR AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER CYCLE SERVICES LETTER OF COOPERATION

The purpose of this Letter of Cooperation is to describe the ways in which the Red Cross Disaster Cycle Services/Disability Integration (Red Cross DCS/DI) and the United States Society for…


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