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ArSHA Statement on Anti-Racism

The senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery and the numerous other unjust Black killings have left us all grieving, but none more than the Black community. The Arizona Speech-Language-Hearing Association stands in solidarity with our Black colleagues, clients, patients, students and Black community at large. It is devastating that it took

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How to Stay Connected While Practicing “Social Distancing”

Please enjoy this rousing tune while you read, from your ArSHA family.   COVID-19 has certainly led to tremendous changes to life as we know it. Whether you have some unexpected vacation time or are navigating the unchartered territory of working from home, the career you’ve grown accustomed to suddenly looks quite different. Whatever your

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ArSHA Response and Resources for Covid-19

Dear Arizona SLPs and Audiologists: The following is the collected effort of our Committee Chairs. At ArSHA we are closely following the growing buzz around services provided to our clients, patients, and students during this unprecedented time of challenge. We wish to caution you as we offer the following, that we are not a policy

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Nonprofit Agencies Advocate for AAC

On February 26th 2020, Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest (ACLPI) sent a follow up letter to AHCCCS to cite continued concerns over changes in policy and procedures in Arizona’s Department of Economic Security/ Department of Developmental Disabilities (DES/DDD) Augmentative Communication Unit. ACLPI’s most prominent concerns included failure to comply with federal and

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ArSHA DDD AAC Update

The following information is brought to us by our ArSHA AAC Committee. On January 16th, the Arizona Center for Disability Law (ACDL) and Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest (ACLPI), sent communication to the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and AHCCCS citing their concerns about Arizona’s AAC evaluation and training program funded through

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Sandra L. Turek Award

Do you know an ArSHA member, who has followed in the example established by Sandra Turek, M.S., CCC-A, and who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the professions of audiology or speech-language pathology? Need some info about Sandra? Sandra was the Assistant Chief of Audiology and Speech Pathology at the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Phoenix,

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