American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Working at ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is a nonprofit scientific and professional association for speech-language pathologists (SLPs), audiologists, and speech, language and hearing scientists. ASHA's mission is to ensure that all people with communication disorders receive quality services from well-educated professionals. We represent more than 173,070 members and affiliates.

You can learn more about the important work our members do in the Share Your Stories section of this Web site.

A Great Place to Work

ASHA is committed to supporting work/life balance and has been recognized as a great place to work many times over. We have recently been awarded:

  • The Montgomery Work Alliance's "Workplace Excellence" Seal of Approval for the fourth consecutive year.
  • The "Trailblazer Award" for the nonprofit demonstrating the most exemplary work/life commitment.
  • Recognition by Washingtonian magazine [PDF] as one of the Top 50 Great Places to Work in the Washington, DC metro area.

At ASHA We Are Committed To:

Work/Life Balance

We realize that there's more to life than work, and that 9–5 doesn't necessarily suit every individual. That's why we offer alternative work arrangements like telecommuting, flexible hours and compressed work weeks in the summer. In addition, we offer one of the most generous leave packages around, as well as a comprehensive benefit plan that supports the care of individuals and their families.

Wellness

At ASHA, we believe healthy employees are productive employees. That's why we're committed to promoting health and wellness through programs like our annual Wellness Fair, monthly diagnostic screenings, lunch and learn programs, and fitness classes.

Social Responsibility

ASHA is committed to the environment and the local community. In 2008, we were recognized as the first nonprofit association in Maryland history to have the Gold LEED Certified green building designation. ASHA's community outreach team—ASHA Cares—spearheads a number of community service initiatives for ASHA employees, including school supply drives, adopting families to sponsor during the holiday season, and many others throughout the year.

Diversity

ASHA works to promote and celebrate diversity both in the National office and throughout our membership. In 2009, we celebrated 40 years of diversity efforts by recognizing Diversity Champions in the field of communication sciences and disorders, and Partners in Infusion among ASHA staff.

Professional Development

ASHA seeks to provide an environment where staff are encouraged to acquire new skills and knowledge on an ongoing basis, and are provided the resources to do so. We have internal resources such as seminars and workshops, as well as programs like tuition assistance and an external staff development plan.

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