SGD Funding

How to Overcome Access Barriers to SGD Funding – February 15, 2017

Part of the USSAAC Webinar Series

Presenter: Lewis Golinker, Esq., AAC Advocate

Facilitator: Sarah Blackstone, PhD, CCC-SLP

USSAAC Committee: Stephanie Meehan – Chair, Wendy Quach, Sarah Blackstone

**The start of the webinar is at the 2:38 (2 minutes and 38 second) mark of the video.**


Seminar Highlights:  SGD funding exists because clinicians, researchers, educators, manufacturers and advocates have worked and continue to work together — often under USSAAC’s banner — to challenge and overcome a wide range of barriers to SGD access.  This seminar reviews six of these barriers and describes how responses were developed and roles were assigned and implemented.  The central importance of a community-wide membership organization, such as USSAAC, in expanding and protecting SGD access is also discussed.

Speaker Bio: Lewis Golinker is an attorney who has long served as USSAAC’s Advocacy Director.  He has more than 34 years of experience expanding and protecting access to funding for speech generating devices.

Please note:

  • Administrative fees for ASHA CEUs are included in your USSAAC membership. For non-members, the cost is $25.




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