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

posted 9 days 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 15 days 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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The READI for Disasters Act bill to be introduced in the Senate

posted 15 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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INTRODUCED by Senator Robert Casey. USSAAC is one of more than 50 organizations endorsing this legislation. What will it do? The READI for Disasters ACT will establish a National Commission on Disability Rights and Disasters. The Commission will: 1. Study the needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults and others…

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FEMA Evacuee Hotel List - Listado de Hoteles de FEMA para Desalojados

posted 17 days ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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For those eligible for Transitional Sheltering Assistance, FEMA will pay for the cost to stay in certain hotels or motels for a limited period of time. http://www.femaevachotels.com/ Costs covered are for the cost of the room and taxes, and any other expenses are not included. Search the list below of…

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APPLYING FOR FEMA DISASTER ASSISTANCE. Alert for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, health or medical needs

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Question #24 “Special Needs” on the FEMA Application - Form 90-69 Special Needs: Did you, your co-applicant or any dependents have help doing things like walking, seeing, hearing or taking care of yourself before the disaster and have you lost that help or support because of the disaster? Yes No…

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California Fires and People who rely on AAC

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC is standing ready to help people who use augmentative and alternative communication tools and technologies. If you have lost your communication tools as a result of the current fires in northern and southern California, we want to and CAN help.. If you have a need, select NEED and describe…

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Hurricane Michael

posted about 1 month ago by ebegley from USSAAC
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The USSAAC Disaster Relief Committee is ready to help families and individuals who might have lost access to their communication tools during Hurricane Michael. If you have an AAC device that was lost or damaged during Hurricane Michael, please select the I HAVE A NEED button above for assistance.

USSAAC standing by to help with AAC needs

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC continues to participate in national PARTNERSHIP FOR INCLUSIVE DISASTER STRATEGIES calls. We have also reached out to our members in impacted states. We need help identifying people who rely on AAC and have lost communication devices and/or aids.

What can USSAAC do? See the flyer 2018 USSAAC... in DOCUMENTS section

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Please read and share the flyer (under DOCUMENTS). It addresses what USSAAC is able to do for people with severe communication challenges who rely on AAC.

GREAT You Tube Video re: Question #24

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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New FEMA video re: question 24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyqC7m8p29w Very helpful information. Sign language interpreter.

Alert from Disability Integration and Disability Advocates.

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Recommendations for those applying for FEMA Disaster Assistance Application-Form 90-69 with "Special Needs"
Answer YES to Question #24 Special Needs: Did you, your co-applicant or any dependents have help doing things like walking, seeing, hearing or taking care of yourself before the disaster and have you lost that help or…

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Hurricane Michael

posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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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