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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

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.

Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists

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

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

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.