SAVE THE DATE - GSHA Day at the Capitol

Monday, January 28, 2019
Join GSHA and the Georgia Academy of Audiology at the Gold Dome. Engage with lawmakers and connect with our Georgia Academy of Audiology (GAA) colleagues and friends for GSHA’s Day at the Capitol on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. First Lady Deal will kick off Read Across Georgia Month at 11:00 AM in the North Wing on March. Additional details about the event follow. See you there!

A RESOLUTION

Recognizing January 28, 2019 as Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association Day at the state capitol and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, thousands of Georgia adults and children are impacted by hearing loss and human communication disorders which may be due to genetic, neurological or physical impairments; and

WHEREAS, speech-language pathologists, also known as SLPs, and audiologists are some of the primary health care professionals providing hearing screenings, evaluations, diagnoses, treatments, and management for these hearing losses and communication disorders; and

WHEREAS, since 1962, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association has been the professional nonprofit association made up of speech-language pathologists and audiologists helping to advocate for the profession, its members, and the individuals they serve; and

WHEREAS, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides a forum for the exchange of professional information and ideas, including continuing education, to its member speech-language pathologists and audiologists in this state; and

WHEREAS, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association's members are licensed professionals, with many holding advanced degrees from accredited universities with specialized training programs, such as education of or the prevention, identification, assessment, and treatment of hearing and communication disorders; and

WHEREAS, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association's members work in various settings, including public schools, private practices, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, physicians' offices, universities, and pre-K through 12 schools, as well as government and military practices; and

WHEREAS, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association created a nonprofit entity, GSHFoundation, to help raise funds for the projects that the organization cares most deeply about, including scholarships, clinical research and science grants; and

 

WHEREAS, it is abundantly fitting and proper that the outstanding accomplishments of this distinguished organization be appropriately recognized for the health care and educational services its members provide to Georgia citizens.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body commend the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association and its members for their many years of tireless, efficient, effective, and dedicated public service to Georgians and recognize January 28, 2019 as Georgia Speech-Language Hearing Day at the Capitol.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to make appropriate copies of this resolution available for distribution to the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association.