Massachusetts Speech-Language Hearing Association MSHA welcomes you to the 2018 ASHA Convention in Boston! Did you know? Being a member of ASHA does not automatically include membership in your state-level branch. Let 2019 be the year you get involved to make a meaningful impact and grow your professional skills. As a non-profit organization, your dues directly fund the opportunities listed below: We are committed to advocating for you, your profession, and those you serve. Stop by booth #1172 for more information! Email: Website: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram: @MSHA_HearSay Advocacy •Retains a lobbyist to work exclusively on Massachusetts state-level and provisional Licensure for Clinical Fellows •Attends hearings at the Massachusetts State House to testify on behalf of the membership •Protects our practice from infringement by other professions •Ensures access to treatment for individuals with dyslexia, traumatic brain injuries, and cochlear implants •Sends periodic advocacy updates to keep members knowledgable about relevant state and federal issues Professional Growth •Hosts Ad-Hoc Committee: •Private Practice (new!) •Diversity (new!) •Early Intervention •Medical •School-based •CEU opportunities •New Member's Only section on the website, featuring a forum for SLPs and AuDs acrross the state to lead meaningful discussions •Publishes a quarterly newsletter that seeks submissions to feature events, conference opportunities, and member highlights Leadership and Networking •Leadership positions available on the Executive Council, voted in by the membership each November •Training or assistant opportunities for those seeking leadership experience on the Executive Council •Appointed positions available to work with ASHA committees or serve as student/faculty liaisons •Student events to support the transition between student to Clinical Fellow