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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.

Community Updates

Information from Mayor's Office of People with Disabilities

posted 12 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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1. Houston. Neighborhood Restoration Center Opens in Northeast.
2. FEMA Application Deadline Extended to 11/30/2017. Transition Sheltering information. 3. United Spinal Association grants for $1000.
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  1. Neighborhood Restoration Center. p The city of Houston, along with local non-profit organization partners, opened first Neighborhood Restoration Center at the…
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USSAAC wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving

posted 21 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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We, the volunteers from the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC), would like to wish everyone on HarveyAAC.Recovers.org [those who submitted a NEED, as well as those who so kindly offered to DONATE or VOLUNTEER their services] a very very nice Thanksgiving.
Over the past few months,…

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Big Shout Out to the Attainment Company

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC is very appreciative of Attainment Company's offer to donate iPAD cases and GoTalk apps and Go Talk tech devices to people impacted by Hurricane's Harvey, Irma, Maria and the Northern California Fires.
Thanks especially to Joni Nygard at Attainment who is spearheading this effort.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ASTROS

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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And to all the folks in and around Houston who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey for your amazing persistence and resilience.
We salute you all and we congratulate the ASTROS...2017 Winner of the World Series. What a fun Series to watch.

Assistive Technology Lab Services: Easter Seals in Houston

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Easter Seals Greater Houston, Children’s Therapy and BridgingApps programs offer Assistive Technology Services in Texas (Houston, The Woodlands, and Stafford). Houston Lab is: Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 & by appointment LAB CLOSED TUESDAY OCTOBER 31, 2017 Contact: Cristen Reat 713-838-9050 Note: Assistive Technology can be anything from low tech communication boards to…

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Shout Out to Pyramid Educational Consultants

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC thanks Pyramid Educational Consultants for donating Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Starter Kits and training materials for families impacted by Hurricanes in TX, FL, VI and PR and CA Fires. Thanks especially to Rayna Bondy at Pyramid EC for making this happen so quickly.

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

posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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.

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