**HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS CHECKLIST: BE PREPARED FOR TROPICAL STORMS BY KNOWING THE FACTS**

posted 2 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 4 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 5 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 7 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 8 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 8 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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Big Shout Out to the Attainment Company

posted 8 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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We are so very appreciative of Attainment Company's offer to donate iPAD cases and GoTalk apps and Go Talk tech devices to people impacted by Hurricane's Harvey, Irma, Maria and the Northern California Fires. Thanks especially to Joni Nygard at Attainment who is spearheading this effort.

Assistance for those impacted by CA Fires

posted 9 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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People looking for assistance with needs OTHER THAN the loss of augmentative and alternative communication devices/tools should go to sonomacounty.recovers.org Many organizations and agencies are working together to assist you.

Shout Out to Pyramid Educational Consultants

posted 9 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC thanks Pyramid Educational Consultants for donating Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Starter Kits and training materials for families impacted by Hurricanes in TX, FL, VI and PR and CA Fires. Thanks especially to Rayna Bondy at Pyramid EC for making this happen so quickly.

AAC Companies Donating Generously to help Families and Individuals with AAC.

posted 9 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Prentke Romich and Saltillo have donated $20,000. In addition we have received additional donations from the PRC Board of Directors. Thank you ALL.
Tobii Dynavox has also donate $20,00 to assist people who use AAC. Thank you. Other companies are offering to provide apps and help in other ways. USSAAC…

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Spread the Word: This site is addressing the needs of people who use AAC and were impacted by disasters in Florida, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and California

posted 9 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 is working with local and national partners to assist people who lost their augmentative communication equipment (speech-generating devices) as a direct result Hurricanes Irma, Maria and the fires raging in California. Please make folks aware of this resource.

Show Me Booklet for Emergency Shelters

posted 10 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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The Office of Preparedness and Emergency Management at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health has given USSAAC the right to adapt their tool SHOW ME: Booklet for Emergency Shelters to help the people impacted by the Hurricanes to support the needs of people who rely on communication tools and technologies…

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RESOURCES to help Florida recover from Irma

posted 10 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Florida is currently beginning recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma. To view a list of Resources as of 9/22/17, go to Emergency Information and click on POST DOCUMENTS (to your left). We will try to keep this list updated. Please feel free to contact us and suggest other resources.

Welcome to AAC Disaster Relief for Hurricanes Irma and Maria

posted 10 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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This site assists people with severe speech and language disabilities who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to enable them to communicate. We are focusing on the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Help us get the word out!

Individuals who use AAC and their family members can request help or sign…

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