Coordinator’s Corner Now is the time for action for the development of our profession and the transdisciplinary field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and for personal professional development. Over the years we have been confronted with many critical issues (e.g., credentialing, case loads, managed health care, and funding for both ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   May 01, 1997
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Coordinator's Column   |   May 01, 1997
Coordinator’s Corner
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, May 1997, Vol. 6, 1-3. doi:10.1044/aac6.2.1
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, May 1997, Vol. 6, 1-3. doi:10.1044/aac6.2.1
Now is the time for action for the development of our profession and the transdisciplinary field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), and for personal professional development. Over the years we have been confronted with many critical issues (e.g., credentialing, case loads, managed health care, and funding for both technology and services), but during the past 2 years an issue has emerged which will have major impact on ASH A and, therefore, on all of us as members of ASHA. Many of the future decisions of ASHA will be affected by the way the Association is restructured.
Did you discuss this restructuring with your legislative counselors prior to the 1996 convention? Most members and counselors felt that there was insufficient time between the first published report of proposals and the 1996 Legislative Council (LC) meeting. The LC, therefore, did not accept the 1996 proposal for restructuring. One of the basic reasons was that many of our counselors wanted the membership to have sufficient time to discuss possible models of governance. This would then allow the task force to propose something which had been considered by the membership and the counselors would have an opportunity to vote the views of their constituents. We are now less than six months away from the 1997 LC meeting in Boston.
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