- Promote quality service to persons with neurologic communication disorders by developing training guidelines for preparation of speech-language pathologists for clinical practice with this population, developing standards for
- clinical practice of speech-language pathologists with this population, and to develop the standards and provide the
- means to certify clinical specialists in this area of practice.
- Promote state-of-the art education of practitioners in neurologic communication disorders.
- Promote exchange of information and ideas among its members.
- Promote research that contributes to better understanding and management of neurologic communication dis- orders
- Provide leadership in the development of clinical expertise in neurologic communication disorders. Establish and support liaison with related professional organizations
The ALS Association: What We Do
Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, care services, public education, and public policy — giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The Association’s nationwide network of chapters provides comprehensive patient services and support to the ALS community. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. Download our full mission toolkit.
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) is the largest grassroots network dedicated to fighting Parkinson’s disease (PD) and works tirelessly to assist the more than 1 million Americans with Parkinson’s disease live life to the fullest in the face of this chronic, neurological disorder. Founded in 1961, APDA has raised and invested more than $177 million to provide outstanding patient services and educational programs, elevate public awareness about the disease, and support research designed to unlock the mysteries of Parkinson’s disease and ultimately put an end to this disease. Join us in the fight against Parkinson’s disease and to learn more about the support APDA provides nationally through our network of Chapters and Information and Referral (I&R) Centers, as well as our national Research Program and Centers for Advanced Research.
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 204,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
MSAA… Improving Lives Today!
Mission Statement: The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support.
MSAA is a national, nonprofit organization founded in 1970. Our organization is dedicated to improving lives today through ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families, and their care partners.
Overseeing MSAA’s activities is a national Board of Directors comprised of accomplished professionals from across the country, volunteering their time for MSAA. Our Chief Medical Consultant reviews all of the organization’s medical information and collaborates with MSAA’s Healthcare Advisory Council. This council consists of medical professionals affiliated with top medical facilities and universities from around the country.
MSAA meets all Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance criteria and is in the exclusive group of national charities awarded the BBB Accredited Charity Seal. In addition, MSAA has achieved Gold Level status with GuideStar and is a member of America’s Charities as well as a founding member of the Multiple Sclerosis Coalition. The MSC is a collaborative network of independent MS organizations whose mission is to increase opportunities for cooperation and provide greater opportunity to leverage the effective use of resources for the benefit of the MS community.
MSAA’s free services help improve lives. Programs include a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning educational videos and publications, including MSAA’s magazine, The Motivator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational programs held across the country; MRI funding; and Lending Library among other services.
MSAA also offers tools to help manage the ever-changing course of multiple sclerosis. These tools are part of our Shared Management philosophy, involving education, training, use of technology, and tools to promote healthy outcomes. Shared Management is a concept whereby both the patient and healthcare providers work together to achieve the best possible health outcomes for the patient. MSAA’s Shared-Management tools include our S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™ (named one of the best multiple sclerosis iPhone & Android apps by Healthline.com); and a resource database, My MS Resource Locator®.
We thank you for your interest in MSAA! Please be sure to visit the many sections of our website to learn more about multiple sclerosis, see how our organization serves as a leading resource for the MS community, and find out how you can be a part of our important mission of Improving Lives Today! We offer several ways to support MSAA so please visit our Donate and Get Involved sections of the site. MSAA greatly appreciates all donations – please Donate Today and help us continue to provide free programs and services that Improve Lives Today! Thank you!
This is a non-profit organization that promotes public education, research, rehabilitation and support services to assist people with aphasia and their families. They list numerous resources for Adult Rehabilitation.
Our Mission: The Mission of the NAA is to promote public awareness and understanding of aphasia and to provide support to all persons with aphasia and their caregivers.
Our Vision: The NAA envisions a society in which aphasia is a commonly understood word and where all persons with aphasia, regardless of individual differences, their families, health professionals, and the public have access to appropriate education and resources that would enhance their potential for an acceptable quality of life.
“Advancing the treatment of swallowing disorders in our lifetime.”
Our commitment is to provide patient hope and improve quality of life for those suffering from all types of swallowing disorders. By enhancing direct patient support, education, research and raising public, professional and governmental awareness, our mission is to advance the prevention and treatment of swallowing disorders in our lifetime.
Rusk Institute for Rehabilitative Medicine
Our mission is to provide patients with the necessary physical, social, emotional, vocational, and recreational skills to reach the highest possible levels of independence and quality of life. The Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine provides patients with access to treatment across a continuum of care depending on their individual medical needs, from acute hospital-based inpatient programs to outpatient programs.
his vocal journey can help you become a happier, healthier and more effective teacher.
In a profession where communication between teacher and learner is key, a teacher's voice problems can grind the learning process to a screeching halt. Damaged or fatigued voices are often low-pitched, hoarse, rough and difficult to understand.
Unfortunately, voice problems among schoolteachers are common. Teachers are a whopping 32 times more likely to report voice difficulties than people in other jobs, according to a recent study. Yet experts estimate that 75 percent of these problems can be prevented or self-managed if teachers have access to cutting-edge research and medical information. And, that's exactly why the Voice Academy website was built. Think of this website as a bridge between the voice pros and you. Your vocal health care journey takes you through an imaginary school called the Voice Academy. Explore its rooms to learn how to keep your teaching voice in tip-top shape.
The Voice Academy was originally released in 2004. Its creators gratefully acknowledge financial support (grant 5R25DC4605) from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, a division of the National Institutes of Health. The NIH is concerned about your vocal health, too.