COVID-19 Resources

National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons with Severe Disabilities (NJC)

The National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons With Severe Disabilities (NJC) expresses our support for access to communication, communication-related services, and all other therapeutic/medical assessments/interventions for persons with disabilities during the current global COVID-19 pandemic. Our group recognizes the rights of all individuals to communication as stated in the NJC’s Communication Bill of Rights and has created the resource, Communication Bill of Rights: Guiding Services for People With Severe Disabilities in the Context of COVID-19 and Systemic Racism to assist in the care of individuals during this time. Below are COVID-19 resources from NJC member organizations and related groups to guide providers and others interested in the care of individuals with disabilities. Learn more about the NJC and joining the NJC Network.  

Resources From NJC Member Organizations 

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs (ATAP)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)/Division for Communication, Language, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DCD)


United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC)  

Patient–Provider Communication (PPC)

COVID-19 Resources From Related Organizations

ASHA Corporate Partners