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The United States Society for Augmentative Communication (USSAAC) helps people with severe communication disabilities regain access to lost AAC tools and technologies. This site focuses on meeting their needs in federally-declared disasters.

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Hurricane Michael

posted 6 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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The USSAAC Disaster Relief Committee is watching as Hurricane Michael plummets Florida. Please help us identify partners in impacted areas who can help us assist people who rely on AAC and have lost access to their communication tools.

11 Disaster Recovery Centers now OPEN in NC and SC: Apply for assistance.

posted 13 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Go to FEMA DRC NOTE: You may also Apply for FEMA Assistance online or Apply/Check your status by phone 1-800-621-3362. - Learn more about disaster assistance programs. - Learn the status of our FEMA application. - Understand any letters you get from FEMA. - Find housing and rental assistance information.…

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Información importante para ayudar a los propietarios con problemas de seguro después de un desastre

posted 23 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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[http://www.sbpusa.org/public/uploads/pdfs/Gu%C3%ADa-de-Seguro-Posterior-a-un-Desastre-Homeowner-Insurance-Guide.pdf] O vaya a la sección Documentos en este sitio

Información general del proceso de asistencia por desastres

posted 23 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Vaya a SBPUSA website OR.... Vaya a DOCUMENTOS (bajo 911) aqui para acceder a información sobre lo siguiente: Principales fuentes de asistencia Información general sobre el proceso de seguro, subsidios de FEMA, préstamos de SBA Fuentes de financiamiento Cómo presentar un reclamo de seguro contra inundaciones Cómo registrarse para recibir…

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The Recovery Process: Some Tips from FEMA

posted 28 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Make sure food is safe to eat. Never taste food to determine if it’s safe to eat. Food may have spoiled if refrigeration was lost during power outage. Throw away any food that touched flood water. (USDA Food Safety: https://youtu.be/vMNqXakhb00)) Keep children out of flood water. Flood waters may…

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CMS waiver regarding Durable Medical Equipment (www.cms.gov/emergency)

posted 30 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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For specific information, go to [www.cms.gov/emergency] Waiver allows suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) where DMEPOS is lost, destroyed, irreparably damaged, or otherwise rendered unusable to waive the face-to-face requirement, a new physician’s order, and new medical necessity documentation required for replacement. Suppliers must still include…

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Hurricane Florence, AAC tools and technologies: Restoring Communication Access

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC's DisasterRelief Committee is standing by to support individuals who rely on AAC and who have lost access to their communication tools/technologies as a result of Hurricane Florence. Please spread the word and ask anyone (family member, clinician, organization) who becomes aware of someone in need to come on the…

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ATTENTION FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES WHO EXPERIENCED THE FIRES OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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While we await hurricane Florence.... PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD TO THOSE IMPACTED BY 2017 NO. CA WILDFIRES

You are invited to participate in a study of the experience of children with disabilities and their families during and after the 2017 Northern California Wildfires being conducted by Dr. Elizabeth McAdams Ducy…

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Hurricane Florence, Communication Access and AAC tools and technologies

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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We are tracking the hurricane and will be sending out information about the role USSAAC and other organizations can play in the relief and recovery efforts to ensure that people who rely on AAC are able to communication. Please be sure to take your communication devices WITH YOU, keep you…

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https://shastacounty.recovers.org/

posted 2 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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https://shastacounty.recovers.org/ can help you with general needs resulting from fires. There is helpful information about resources and you can post your specific needs.

Our AAC Disaster Relief site is able to address the needs of people with severe communication disabilities who have lost access to AAC tools and technologies.

Access and Functional Needs Recovery Hotline

posted 2 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Dial 1 (833) 654-5505. This resource is for people who live in Shasta County that were impacted by the Carr Fire and need assistance with the following: • Help completing a FEMA application • ASL interpretation • Language translation • Materials in large print or Braille; or • Hearing assistance

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USSAAC standing by to help with AAC needs

posted 2 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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If you are someone, or know of someone who relies on augmentative communication that is impacted by CA fires, please suggest they come on our website and let us know about their needs. USSAAC has professionals and AAC companies ready to help. Everyone should be able to communicate their questions,…

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California Fires and People who rely on AAC

posted 3 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC's Disaster Relief Committee is monitoring alerts related to fires in CA.

According to Vance Taylor, Chief, Office of Access and Functional Needs, California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on July 28th, "The California State Operations Center (SOC) is activated at Level 1 (our highest level) in response to several

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**HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST: BE PREPARED FOR TROPICAL STORMS BY KNOWING THE FACTS**

posted 5 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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• Ensure you have a way to receive warnings-a NOAA weather radio, the AccuWeather app on your phone or the radio/television. Sign up for alert notifications that are specific to your town or region. • Know your local hurricane evacuation route(s), as well as shelters outside the evacuation zone. •…

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Communication Boards and other materials sent to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

posted 7 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Thanks to Margaret Cotts at LowTech Solutions for donating more than 100 communication boards and other materials. Pictured ... you'll see Margaret (picture #5) and some students/faculty at San Jose State University (picture #6) who helped us "distribute" these donations. Packages were sent to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands…

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