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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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California Fires and People who rely on AAC

posted 16 days 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 5 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 7 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 11 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 12 months 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 year 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 year 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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