The Recovery Process: Some Tips from FEMA

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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)

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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 6 days 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

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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 11 days 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 about 1 month 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

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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 about 1 month 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

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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 6 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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USSAAC Webinar Thursday February 8th at 7 p.m. EASTERN

posted 8 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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To register. Go to https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/6161385373806392065 SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: This webinar will discuss current developments regarding the Medicaid program that relates to SGD coverage. PARTICIPANTS WILL LEARN ABOUT: • The basis for Medicaid funding for SGDs • Coverage issues arising from natural disasters • Current Medicaid landscape related to SGD coverage •…

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Thank you to all the indivduals, companies, organizations who are helping us make a difference

posted 9 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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For a list of donors, go to documents (left side of main page). USSAAC is working with families of individuals who rely on augmentative and alternative communication to regain access to these critical tools, technologies and supports after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and the wildfires in northern and southern California.…

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From SonomaCounty.Recovers.org site

posted 10 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Impacted by fires. in California? Please go to http://sonomacountyrecovers.org site. This website focuses soley on helping people with severe communication disorders who have lost communication tools/materials. Posted 12/2/17 To: Sonoma County Recovery requestors, organizers, and admins Hello, We are doing our best to keep you updated with the most important…

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Happy Thanksgiving

posted 10 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC (the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication), wishes the people of Florida, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Texas and California who were impacted by the hurricanes and fires of 2017 a Happy Thanksgiving. We hope you will spread the word that this site is able to…

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