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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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February 2020 Flooding

posted 2 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Recuerde a las personas que el Comité de Ayuda para Desastres de USSAAC está listo para ayudar a las personas con necesidades complejas de comunicación afectadas por las inundaciones. Tenemos soporte para el reemplazo de dispositivos, asistencia técnica, soporte de recursos, etc.

February 2020 Floods

posted 2 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Please remind people that USSAAC's Disaster Relief Committee stands ready to help people with complex communication needs impacted by the floods. We have support for device replacement, technical assistance, resource support, etc. If you wish to help us connect with those in need, please get in touch and tell them.…

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USSAAC IS STANDING BY TO HELP PEOPLE WITH SEVERE COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES WHO USE AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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With winter storms and earthquakes impacting millions of people, we know there are some who may have lost access to their AAC tools and technologiest. Let us help. The USSAAC Disaster Relief Committee is standing by. We'd like to hear from individuals as well as the many organizations who might…

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Puerto Rico gets hit by earthquakes. Please stand by!!!

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Hello AAC community We are in touch with colleagues in PR and around the U.S.. Communication avenues are down in PR so it's hard to know what is happening. USSAAC hopes to hear from people / family members of people who rely on Augmentative and Alternative communication tools, technologies and…

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California Fires and People who rely on AAC

posted 4 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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If you know of ANYONE who uses AAC and lost their equipment during the October/ November 2019 fires, please let them know to contact us through this site.

Thanks everyone, USSAAC's Disaster Relief Committee

AAC Support Following National or Regional Disasters

posted 6 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Go to (http://bit.ly/AACDorian) to learn more

DORIAN - Spanish

posted 6 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Esperamos que todos estén seguros y se hayan preparado para esta tormenta. USSAAC estará monitoreando este sitio diariamente. Estamos listos para ayudar a las personas que usan AAC y / o miembros de la familia que apoyan a alguien con graves problemas de comunicación. Estamos preparados para hacer todo lo…

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DORIAN - English

posted 6 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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We hope everyone is safe and has prepared for this storm. USSAAC will be monitoring this site daily. We stand by to help people who use AAC and/or family members who support someone with severe communication challenges. We are prepared to make every effort to address the loss of a…

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As DORIAN takes aim at U.S. and its territories, USSAAC stands by ready to help

posted 6 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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If you or a family member loses his/her ability to communicate using their augmentative and alternative communication because of Hurricane Dorian, please let us know. Just enter your "NEED" and/or if you have equipment/materials/time/expertise to donate to those impacted who rely on AAC, please let us know by entering your…

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USSAAC standing by to help with AAC needs

posted 8 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Our mission is to address the needs of people who have lost communication tools as the result of a disaster. Contact us for help if you/someone in your family lost their AAC equipment.

Flooding and Tornados: USSAAC is standing by to help.

posted 10 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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The United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication's thoughts are with the folks who were seriously affected by recent flooding and this weekend’s tornadoes.

If you know someone who uses AAC who lost their device or means of communicating with others as a result of these storms, tell them…

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May 2019 bring blue skies and safe times

posted about 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Hello and Happy New Year. The United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC) will monitor this site during and after ALL DECLARED NATURAL DISASTERS that occur in the United States and its territories. Please spread the word to people with severe communication impairments who rely on AAC tools…

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12/4/2018 Two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) for individuals impacted by the #campfire:

posted about 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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DRC #1. Chico Mall - Sears Building, 1982 E. 20th Street, Chico, CA 95928 State agencies present • Governor's Office of Emergency Services • California Department of Public Health • Contractors State License Board • California Department of Insurance • California Department of Tax and Fee • DMV
• Employment…

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S. 3679, the READI for Disasters Act introduced. Time to contact your senators! Ask them to become a co-sponsor.

posted about 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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S. 3679, the READI for Disasters Act was introduced today by Sen. Casey. Thanks to original co-sponsors: Sens. Klobuchar (MN), Duckworth (IL), Blumenthal (CT), Van Hollen (MD), Murray (WA), and Hassan (NH) and the 65 organizations signed on as supporters [including USSAAC]. Time to thank the co-sponsors and ask…

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