Volume 44 May 2023
Speech & Hearing Resources
Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders. This year, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has selected the theme "Building a Strong Foundation". TechACCESS celebrates SLPs and Audiologists, who support the needs of individuals with disabilities.

We would like to share the following resources:

Mental Health Resources
Mental health matters
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act, and helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices.

Look around. Look within.

Here are mental health resources to consider:
ALS Resources
ALS Awareness Month, which occurs every May, is a time where numerous organizations and communities get together to spread awareness regarding the disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This is important so that more and more people recognize the disease and understand how those with ALS can be helped. 

We would like to share the following resources:

May Activities
RIMAC Update
RIMAC has some incredible new book kits (including chapter books!) and other resources!
You can borrow them by becoming a patron of the library.

Our new resources include:
You can also check out our 25 (and counting!) Social Emotional Kits to use during Mental Health Awareness Month!

Each of our kits now features links to digital resources and the other materials used to create the kit. You can use these to access materials to use the kit fully or if you can't borrow the kit just yet or create your own. The links are located on each book's page or on our Master Link List.

Did you know that RIMAC delivers?
We now drop-off and pick-up materials to school districts 30 minutes or more away from the TechACCESS of RI office. Are you interested in finding out more? Email Becky for more information.

TechACCESS Staff
Join our team
TechACCESS is happy to welcome Lina Remillard to our Team! Lina joins us as our Administrative Assistant. To learn more about Lina, visit the TechACCESS Team Page.

TechACCESS is also hiring a full-time AAC Consultant. You can apply here.
ATCNE logo
The Assistive Technology Conference of New England will be in person this November 16th and 17th in Warwick, RI!

You can submit a presentation proposal to share your knowledge at ATCNE 2023!

Benefits of presenting at ATCNE include:
  • Full Day presenters get free admission to Day 2 of ATCNE
  • Day 2 presenters receive 50% a full day workshop on Day 1
  • Lunch is provided both days
  • Special Presenter gift

The submission deadline is May 31.

Contact Matthew Provost, ATCNE Conference Chair, with any questions.
Our Services
About our services
Contact us today for information about services paid for through private insurance or to refer a student!

Call 401-463-0202 or email Jen Martinous.

You can find additional information and referral forms at our website.

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