Reaching out to organizations and agencies who serve people with complex communication needs

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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As Hurricane Ida heads north and to the east, it's time to reach out to folks impacted. How to do that? Best way is to identify oranizations, agencies, clinicians and companies who know and serve these individuals (children and adults). If you can help, please consider joining this webportal as…

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"Hurricane" Ida to hit Gulf Coast on Sunday

posted about 1 month ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC's Disaster Relief Committee is standing by. We've were there after Katrina. Spread the word....we'll be there again. Time to start sending messages to members who might be impacted.

USSAAC is Preparing for the 2021 Hurricane and Fire Seasons. Are you?

posted 5 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 "Disaster Relief Committee" activates this portal when a national disaster is declared. USSAAC's mission is to identify people with severe communication challenges who lose access to their communication boards, speech generating devices during a federally-declared disaster. We reach out to our…

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People with Communication Disabilities

posted 8 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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This site is monitored by the United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication by volunteers. We are able to help individuals who have lost or have sustained damage to their AAC tool or device (e.g., communication board, speech generating device).
We wish we could help with other needs, but…

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To those who need help in Texas. Here's what we know.

posted 8 months ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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  1. Assistance for those with disabilities & their families: Email: info@disasterstrategies.org. ; Hotline: 800-626-4959
  2. Feeding Texas: https://www.feedingtexas.org/get-help/ (to find local food banks)
  3. FEMA Disaster assistance: https://www.disasterassistance.gov/get-assistance/application-checklist or call 1-800-621-3362
  4. To find local community resources via phone: 877-541-7905 or 211 (state's free 24-hour helpline)

FEMA Disaster Assistance Portal

posted about 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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If you are impacted by latest storms, fires, FIND OUT IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE for FEMA assistance. To assess the portal go to https://www.disasterassistance.gov/

Hurricane, Wild Fires and Covid-19. HELP for people who use AAC

posted about 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC is standing by to help people who use AAC, who have lost their AAC equipment because of a disaster. Please spread the word. We have ways to help and people standing by to make a difference.

HEADS UP TEXAS. CALL 2-1-1 FOR HELP!

posted about 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Texans can dial 2-1-1 (option 6) to find local services: Health care, utilities, food, housing, and more. This site [AACDisasterRelief.Recovers.org] is managed by USSAAC (United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication) and can ONLY help people with communication disabilities impacted by a disaster to regain access to and/or replace…

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Hurricane Laura Upgraded to Category 4 **USSAAC Disaster Relief Committee Activated.**

posted about 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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USSAAC is monitoring site. We invite other organizations to join our effort. STAY SAFE!!! EVACUATE. PROTECT YOUR COMMUNICATION TOOLS...you'll need them!

2020 Hurricane Season: USSAAC Disaster Relief Committee is Ready to help

posted over 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Hurricane Hanna has landed in Texas and Hurricane Douglas is about to hit Hawaii. We know residents will be impacted. USSAAC’s Disaster Relief Committee is ready to help individuals (adults and children) impacted by these hurricanes. If you, or someone you know, uses augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods to…

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Hurricane, Wild Fire Seasons and Covid-19

posted over 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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How can you prepare for a natural disaster during the pandemic? If you or someone you know uses AAC strategies, tools and technologies, now is the time to PLAN and ACT. What do you need to know? What can you do? Check out.... NINE GREAT TIPS AT3 Center News &

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February 2020 Flooding

posted over 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Recuerde a las personas que el Comité de Ayuda para Desastres de USSAAC está listo para ayudar a las personas con necesidades complejas de comunicación afectadas por las inundaciones. Tenemos soporte para el reemplazo de dispositivos, asistencia técnica, soporte de recursos, etc.

February 2020 Floods

posted over 1 year ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Please remind people that USSAAC's Disaster Relief Committee stands ready to help people with complex communication needs impacted by the floods. We have support for device replacement, technical assistance, resource support, etc. If you wish to help us connect with those in need, please get in touch and tell them.…

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USSAAC IS STANDING BY TO HELP PEOPLE WITH SEVERE COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES WHO USE AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION

posted almost 2 years ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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With winter storms and earthquakes impacting millions of people, we know there are some who may have lost access to their AAC tools and technologiest. Let us help. The USSAAC Disaster Relief Committee is standing by. We'd like to hear from individuals as well as the many organizations who might…

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Puerto Rico gets hit by earthquakes. Please stand by!!!

posted almost 2 years ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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Hello AAC community We are in touch with colleagues in PR and around the U.S.. Communication avenues are down in PR so it's hard to know what is happening. USSAAC hopes to hear from people / family members of people who rely on Augmentative and Alternative communication tools, technologies and…

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