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Working with People with Complex Communication Needs

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


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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