Updated readiness and relief Information
The Disaster Relief Committee has updated the Readiness and Relief & Recovery pages for 2022. Recent floods and start of the hurricane season USSAAC has information and tools to...
Emergency Preparedness for Individuals who use AAC: Evaluating the utility of the toolkit
USSAAC is collaborating with researchers from Florida State University, George Mason University, Ohio State University, San Jose State University, the University of North Texas, and Binghamton University to better...
BIPOC AAC User Perspective Research Study
USSAAC is supporting a research study investigating the perspectives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the AAC community, including folks who use AAC and their families.
Hundreds of Residents Lose Their Homes in a Ferocious Wildfire
The USSAAC AAC Disaster Relief Project can help you replace lost or damaged AAC devices (also called speech generating devices or SGDs), switches, mounting systems, and no-tech communication books/boards....
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...
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...
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...
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