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

posted about 13 hours 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 2 days 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 12 days 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 12 days 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 27 days 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 27 days 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 28 days 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 about 1 month 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 2 months 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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