Update From the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons With Severe Disabilities Portions of the following article were excerpted from the current draft of the NJC document titled “Access to Communication Services and Supports: Concerns Regarding the Application of Restrictive ‘Eligibility’ Policies.” In 1985, the U.S. Department of Education and The Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities cosponsored a national symposium ... SIG News
SIG News  |   June 01, 2001
Update From the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons With Severe Disabilities
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lee K. McLean
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Beth Mineo
    University of Delaware, Wilmington
  • Pat Mirenda
    University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC
  • Diane Paul-Brown
    ASHA Rockville, MD
  • Mary Ann Romski
    Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
  • Rose Sevcik
    Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
  • Martha E. Snell
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville
Article Information
Augmentative & Alternative Communication / SIG News
SIG News   |   June 01, 2001
Update From the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons With Severe Disabilities
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2001, Vol. 10, 24-27. doi:10.1044/aac10.2.24
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, June 2001, Vol. 10, 24-27. doi:10.1044/aac10.2.24
Portions of the following article were excerpted from the current draft of the NJC document titled “Access to Communication Services and Supports: Concerns Regarding the Application of Restrictive ‘Eligibility’ Policies.”
In 1985, the U.S. Department of Education and The Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities cosponsored a national symposium on issues surrounding communication services for students with severe disabilities. Participants in that symposium generated a series of consensus statements regarding issues and needs identified during the course of the meeting (OSEP & TADS, 1985). One of these consensus statements was a recommendation for the establishment of a multidisciplinary committee to address the many needs and issues identified during the symposium. In proposing the establishment of this joint committee, the symposium participants were acknowledging the essential roles played by professionals from many different disciplines in the delivery of appropriate communication supports and services for persons with severe disabilities.
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