SAVE THE DATE - GSHA Day at the Capitol

Join GSHA  at the Gold Dome. Engage with lawmakers and connect with our colleagues and friends for GSHA’s Day at the Capitol on January 23, 2023. See you there!

What you need to know: 

GSHA has a reserved room on the second floor of the Capitol - Room 216.  This is on the “south end” (the building closest to the Coverdell Legislative Office Building).  There are four floors of the Capitol - you generally enter on the first floor (although some use the entrance on Washington St.).

There are metal detectors at the entrances much like you encounter at the airport - DO NOT bring anything in which will be confiscated or otherwise trigger the machines.  Do not bring guns.

Make sure everyone has a PHOTO identification with them (driver’s license or passport).  

Parking is available usually at the corner lot of Capitol Ave. and Memorial Drive.  Another choice is the Pete Hackney lot (it is closer to Grady).   Lots do require payment; credit cards only are used in the decks - NO cash.


Georgia State Capitol

206 Washington Street, SW

Atlanta, GA 30303


Recognizing the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, roughly five to ten percent of Americans may have communication disorders; and

WHEREAS, over 3 million Americans stutter and nearly seven percent of Americans have some form of language impairment; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 25 adults and nearly 25% of children experience swallowing and/or feeding disorders; and

WHEREAS, roughly 37.5 million Americans report hearing trouble; and 

WHEREAS, many of these disorders are caused by various things including genetics, age, injury, disease and illness, and noise exposure; and 

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

WHEREAS, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association's members are licensed professionals, with many holding advanced degrees from accredited universities with special training programs; and

WHEREAS, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a nonprofit, professional association made up of speech-language pathologists and audiologists;

WHEREAS, the Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association works to advance the interests of Speech-language Pathologists, Audiologists, and the public through education, mentoring, advocacy, resources, and service to ensure communication for all; and 

WHEREAS, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association advocates for the profession, its members, and the individuals they serve as well as provides continuing education opportunities for its membership; and

 WHEREAS, Georgia Speech-Language-Hearing Association's members provide services in various settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics, physicians' offices, private practices, client homes, pre-K through grade 12 schools, universities, and government and military practices; 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 the organization.

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.