White House Recognizes ASHA Accomplishments In commemoration of three landmark occasions, President Obama sent a letter to ASHA on Feb. 3 recognizing the efforts of association members, particularly in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and work with Americans with disabilities. President Obama’s letter recognizes three milestones in ASHA’s history—the 85th anniversary of the association, the ... ASHA News
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White House Recognizes ASHA Accomplishments
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ASHA News   |   March 01, 2010
White House Recognizes ASHA Accomplishments
The ASHA Leader, March 2010, Vol. 15, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.15032010.16
The ASHA Leader, March 2010, Vol. 15, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.15032010.16
In commemoration of three landmark occasions, President Obama sent a letter to ASHA on Feb. 3 recognizing the efforts of association members, particularly in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and work with Americans with disabilities.
President Obama’s letter recognizes three milestones in ASHA’s history—the 85th anniversary of the association, the 40th anniversary of ASHA’s diversity efforts, and the 10th anniversary of ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program.
The letter commends ASHA for “facilitating meaningful communication and opening doors of opportunity for all Americans.”
ASHA President Tommie L. Robinson, Jr., noted that the letter is “a testament to the work of our members and staff in the fields of communication disorders and hearing health. Each ASHA member and staff person is personally responsible for the recognition we’ve received from The White House.”
The letter is on display in the lobby of the National Office in Rockville, Md.
I send greetings to all those celebrating the 85th anniversary of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and marking ASHA’s commitment to diversity.
Each day, professionals across our country support and assist individuals with disabilities, helping ensure that people of all backgrounds can live full and happy lives. By incorporating multicultural awareness into their daily work, organizations like ASHA have embraced the rich diversity that defi nes our Nation, facilitating meaningful communication and opening doors of opportunity for all Americans.
I wish you all the best on this important anniversary.
—Barack Obama
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