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Children With Cortical Visual Impairment and Complex Communication Needs: Identifying Gaps Between Needs and Current Practice

Sarah W. Blackstone, Fei Luo, Jesse Canchola, Krista M. Wilkinson and Christine Roman-Lantzyhttps://doi.org/10.1044/2020_LSHSS-20-00088 Abstract Purpose This scoping study sought to establish a baseline for how well the needs of children with cortical visual impairment (CVI)…


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.


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…


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…


hospital beds

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…


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.


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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