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Catching Up with National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities

January 12, 2017 by - 3 Comments

Catching Up with National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities

The NJC has been one of my go-to resources for many years, so I was delighted when Amy Goldman agreed to write an update on recent activities. Amy is one of my AAC heroes but you may know her best from her long career of advocacy with AAC and AT through professional organizations (e.g., ASHA, USSAAC, ATIA, PSHA, ATAP). Amy is now one of three technical assistance specialists with the national Assistive Technology Act Technical Assistance and Training Center (AT3). She recently retired from her position as Co-Executive Director of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, PA’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities where she directed local, state, and federal projects related to assistive technology.  She is honored to represent ASHA on the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities (NJC).  She and I co-chair the ATIA strand on AAC and hope to see many... [Read More...]

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PrAACtical Resources: A Look at the NJC

September 2, 2013 by - 2 Comments

PrAACtical Resources: A Look at the NJC

If you work with individuals with significant disabilities, chances are that you’ve had some questions from time to time. We wanted to be sure that everyone was aware of the resources of the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities, or the NJC, for short. The NJC is a consortium of professional organizations, such as ASHA, TASH, USSAAC, and ATAP. The NJC has been in existence since 1986 and offers a range of prAACtical resources on its website. 1. Communication Bill of Rights 2. Guidelines for Meeting the Communication Needs of Persons With Severe Disabilities including best practices for assessment, goal-setting, and intervention. 3. Qualifying people with significant disabilities for services 4. Frequently Asked Questions: Peruse these or send them your own and they will post the response.    

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