Access Schools
Issue Focus: Severe Disabilities November 2016
Access Schools addresses the specific needs of speech-language pathologists working in schools.

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What resources does ASHA offer on the topic of working with individuals with severe disabilities?

ASHA provides a page on severe disabilities, with links to resources on augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities. These pages offer guidance on topics including the roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists with respect to AAC, accessing services, and intervention and practice issues.

To access the information above, and other resources including the Communication Bill of Rights, and a Position Statement and Technical Report on “eligibility” policies, visit these pages.

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