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Raising Awareness of Communication Disorders

May 2014 was an International Month of Action for the ICP. Founding and participating organisations from around the world held a number of events to raise awareness of communication disorders.

Founding Organisations

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Attendees at the AARP Convention in Boston were happy to add their signature in support of the ICP at ASHA’s booth.

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Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists

Members of the IASLT Council signed the pledge during the International Month of Action.

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Royal College of Speech Language Therapists

To collect signatures for the the ICP pledge, RCSLT’s CEO Kamini Gadhok, and The Communication Trust’s Director Anne Fox drove around London in a campaign-branded black taxi, stopping at charities affiliated with supporting the communication and swallowing needs of adults and children. View all photos from the ICP Great Pledge Race.

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Rouli Baali, SAC treasurer and board director from Quebec, and Judy Meintzer, SAC chair, speak at the press conference on Parliament Hill on May 7, 2014.

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Joanne Charlebois, SAC CEO, meets with Pat Martin, MP Winnipeg Centre and Official Opposition Critic for Public Works and Government Services on May 7, 2014.

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SAC’s tradeshow booth at the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Conference in Toronto, ON, May 22-23, 2014.

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SPA’s tradeshow booth at their national conference allowed members to chat about the ICP, as well as sign the pledge in-person.

Participating Oranisations

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International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics

Board members of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics took time during their two-day board meeting to discuss their involvement with the ICP. Written in a range of languages—Dutch, Italian, Arabic, Maltese, Chinese, and Swedish—each board member wrote a speech bubble about the importance of communication.