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Children and adults with severe speech/language disabilities often use Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC). Join this national effort to support individuals/family members/other AAC stakeholders directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

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Working together: The Red Cross, Easter Seals, Family 2 Family, AAC companies, and so many others

posted 10 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Partnerships are key to resilient communities and are making a real difference in the lives of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. USSAAC wishes to recognize the amazing, ongoing efforts of the organizations and the people who give their time, expertise, and donations. Together we can and ARE helping people that…

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The REDDy Directory: A resource for case managers and individuals with disabilities

posted 14 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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The REDDy Directory is designed for case managers and individuals with disabilities seeking resources and services provided to Hurricane Harvey survivors. Go to [http://disabilityresources.tamu.edu]

The REDDy Directory is a collaboration between the Center on Disability and Development at Texas A&M University, the Texas Center for Disability Studies at the University…

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Thanks to Assistive Technology Program at the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

posted 14 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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From miles away in Wyoming, the Institute for Disabilities at the University of Wyoming heeded our call and has sent equipment to help support the AAC needs of people impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Thanks to Ryan Rausch for reaching out and helping make this happen. Several families will benefit. Thanks…

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Friday October 6. LAST Day to sign up for Disaster SNAP.

posted 16 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Today is LAST day to sign up for Disaster SNAP at GRBrown Convention center from 8 am - 7 pm. They are giving people Lone Star cards with at least $600 for food (depending on family size etc)

Here are organizations offering Financial assistance and help with housing and more…

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National News Organization Recognizes the Work of USSAAC and the AAC Disaster Relief Effort

posted 27 days ago by ebegley from USSAAC
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Headlines from the Huffington Post on September 21, 2017:

New Website Helps People with Disabilities After Hurricanes. Thanks Sarah and Harvey for getting the word out!

Show Me Booklet for Emergency Shelters

posted 28 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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The Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has given USSAAC the right to adapt their tool SHOW ME: Booklet for Emergency Shelters to help the people impacted by the Hurricanes to support the needs of people who rely on communication tools and technologies…

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TobiiDynavox donates $20,000 to USSAAC's Recovery Efforts!

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Thank you TobiiDynavox for your generous donation. People with severe disabilities who are unable to speak are among the hardest hit by disasters. The United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication has set up this web site to meet the needs of people with disabilities who can’t use their…

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More individuals with complex communication needs and their families are impacted by hurricanes.

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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The needs continue to grow. USSAAC is working with other organizations to make a difference by helping to restore communication access for these children and adults who lost their communication device/boards. Thank you to all who are working on the ground and making donations and offering to help. It is…

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To obtain information about how to obtain food, shelter, clothing, mental health counseling, etc.

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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People can call the centers 24/7 and receive information on how to obtain many resources including food, shelter, clothing, mental health counseling, etc. United Way of Texas 2-1-1 call centers. For more information/resources, click on DOCUMENTS.

Durable Medical Equipment Distribution in Houston Saturday Sept 9

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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RSVP c/o Pro-Care Orthotics 7100 Grand Blvd Houston TX 7705

Are you affected by Hurricane Harvey? Do you have a disability? Are you in need of medical equipment?

Equipment available: Wheelchairs, canes, walkers, catheters, diapers, and other medical supplies

Time 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Offers to donate and volunteer coming in from around the country

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Speech-language pathologists, companies that develop, manufacture, sell AAC equipment and others are stepping up and offering to help. Thank you AAC community.

We are also beginning to get need requests from AAC families and are working with other organizations to get these addressed.

Prentke Romich and Saltillo Announce up to $20,000 in Donations for Families and Individuals with AAC.

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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PRC/Saltillo will donate $10,000 and match contributions of up to another $10,000. These funds will go to families with individuals who use AAC. Dave Moffitt, President of PRC wrote, "It goes without saying that we at PRC and Saltillo don’t care what devices these folks are using. We want to…

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USSAAC is reaching out

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC is trying to contact all current and former members of the organization in TX and LA to see how you are doing. Pass on information about the site to families with individuals who use AAC.

Welcome to AAC Relief: Hurricane Harvey!

posted about 1 month ago by Chris
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**This site is designed to help people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), their family members in communities impacted by hurricane Harvey.

USSAAC (the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) launched this site on August 29, 2017.

Individuals with complex communication needs, family members and professionals can…

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