Huffington Post: New Website Helps People with Disabilities After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Huffington Post: New Website Helps People with Disabilities After Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. “People with communication disabilities, such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Down syndrome, aphasia caused by a stroke, and some forms of cerebral palsy and autism, are the most vulnerable during and after disasters like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. In many cases, these individuals get separated from their helpers, lose access to their speech-generating devices and their low-tech tools, and get relocated to places where they are unable to receive the proper support. The United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC), a 501©(3) non-profit established in the 1980s, has launched two websites… to help people with disabilities and their families who have been affected by Harvey and Irma.”

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