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 3 years 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

posted about 3 years ago by CERV from Community Emergency Response Volunteers of the Monterey Peninsula
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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 over 3 years 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 over 3 years 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 over 3 years 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 almost 4 years 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 almost 4 years 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 almost 4 years 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 almost 4 years 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 almost 4 years 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 about 4 years 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 about 4 years 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 about 4 years 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.