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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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The 19th Biennial Conference of ISAAC is Being Postponed Only, not Cancelled.

Conference 2020 has now been officially postponed. The new dates are scheduled for July 31st through August 5th, 2021. Conference 2020 Postponement Q & A Please click here to read our March 26,…

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AT and Coronavirus Preparedness

Wash Your Hands Often While Singing the ABCs Thank you to Eliza Anderson and the AT3 Center for this post. Originally posted on the AT3 Center News and Tips page. Wash…

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IN MEMORIAM: Lyle L. Lloyd

Lyle L. Lloyd, Ph.D., CCC-A/SLP Fellow, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Honors of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association He wasn’t a member of the Corps of Volunteers for Northwest Discovery led by Lewis…

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ISAAC Statement on COVID-19

USSAAC is monitoring the situation of how COVID-19 will affect the ISAAC 2020 Conference. Attached is the Press Release from ISAAC.

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