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Hurricane Season and Covid-19

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ADA Compliance with Visitations in Healthcare Facilities: Coronavirus Pandemic Guidance for Advocates

Edition 1: 5.24.20 Purpose This guide offers tips for disability rights activists advocating for visitations and working with healthcare facilities and state governments during the current pandemic crisis about how…

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Preparing for Hospitalization During COVID-19 Pandemic:

A Checklist for People with DisabilitiesEdition 2.0 05.23.20 It is time to think through all that you may face if you require medical care in a hospital. Know that it…

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Statement about Anti-Racism and Discrimination

USSAAC supports people who use AAC, their families, professionals, and students, and condemn all forms of violence against them.

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IN MEMORIAM: Dr. Bruce R. Baker

The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) joins the rest of the AAC world in mourning the loss of Dr. Bruce R. Baker, who passed away today, May 7th, 2020.

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Patient-Provider Communication in the Time of COVID-19: Tips from the Frontlines — (archived webinar)

Throughout the current COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals are experiencing a surge of patients who may temporarily be unable to speak while also caring for patients with existing communication difficulties. This session…

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USSAAC is helping to support the Patient Provider Communication Forum’s Task Force.

Communicating with the people suffering from the new coronavirus is not easy — no hospital visitors are allowed and some patients end up on ventilators, unable to talk. But a…


Announcing ISAAC Conference 2020 Postponement *** Anunciando Aplazamiento de la Conferencia ISAAC 2020

Dear ISAAC Supporter: Conference 2020 has now been officially postponed. Please click here to read our March 25, 2020 press release.  For more information, click here for our Conference 2020 Postponement Q & A. …

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Free Communication Tools for Patients with COVID-19

When it’s hard to breathe, it can be hard to speak! In light of COVID-related respiratory illness, a greater number of people need breathing tubes or ventilator support, which takes…

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Stop the Spread of Germs

Know How it Spreads There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The…

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