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  • 11 Jan 2019 4:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2019 - 8:30 am -1:30 pm

    ADVOCACY TRAINING: 8:30 am - 11:00 am

    LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    WHAT:   Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association

                  Legislative Day

    WHEN:  Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

                  8:00-11:00 Preparation/training for students or any interested participants

                  11:30-1:30 Legislative Luncheon


    Advocacy Training:

    ISTA Center

    150 West Market St

    West Market Conference Center - Suite 201

    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


    Indiana State Capitol- South Atrium - Second Floor

    200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204


    Directional information within the West Market Conference Center:

    Enter the lobby on the main level. There will be directional signs and an information desk in the lobby. Take the elevator to the second floor. The conference center is at the north end.

    Directional information within the Capitol:

    The second floor is considered the main floor. The rotunda is in the middle, the north atrium is the north side of the building that faces Ohio Street. The Supreme Court is on the 3rd floor north end. Our lunch will be in the South Atrium of the 2nd floor.

    There are two public entrances. The Capitol Ave. entrance leads you directly on to the main floor; people will turn right from the rotunda. If you use the Senate Ave. door, which is the first floor (basement), people should turn left when they get through security, take another left, and take elevator to 2nd floor. It opens to the north atrium.

    Visit website to get driving directions from your location:

    RSVP:  Email Dawn Wetzel to reserve your spot at  Questions? Call ISHA Central Office at (317)916-4146.

    WHY: Every year there is legislation that impacts our profession and those we serve. ISHA is fortunate to be well-represented by our lobbyist, Mark Scherer; but it is the personal stories that only we can share that leave a lasting impression on our legislators. It is imperative that our legislators understand 1) the multifaceted roles of speech pathologists and audiologists 2) who/what ISHA is and what our organization does for our profession and our consumers and 3) current legislation impacting our profession and our patients/clients/consumers. Each year has been better than the last. Let’s make this the BEST. WE CAN DO MORE!

    Once your plans to attend are confirmed:

    • Email Dawn Wetzel to let us know you or your group is coming.

    • Invite your State Senator and Representative to attend the event!!!!!!

    It is imperative that you take that extra moment to send a personal invitation to your state legislators. When contacting legislators, contact both State Senator and State Representative but NOT Congressional legislators. Be sure to let them know that you will be attending and look forward to meeting with them. ISHA has sent an invitation to all of the state legislators but a personal invitation from a constituent is always more effective in getting legislators to attend. If your legislator cannot attend the luncheon, offer to meet with them in the morning or following the luncheon on that day. The personal invitation and contact are ESSENTIAL!!

    Information for Contacting Legislators:

    General Assembly information –

    Finding your legislator From here, click on ‘Find Your Legislator’.

    This link should take you directly there.

    Fill in your street address, city, and zip code in the space provided.
    The site will identify your legislative district, and state and congressional legislators.

    Click on the legislator’s name and this will take you to their site where you will find their phone numbers, how to email, and information regarding bills they have sponsored etc.

    Indiana State House
    200 W. Washington St
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-2786

    Letters may be addressed to the individual legislator with c/o Indiana House of Representatives or the Indiana Senate.




    The TDD Telephone Numbers

    (317) 232-9600

    (317) 232-9400

    TDD (317) 232-0404

    (800) 382-9842

    (800) 382-9467

    TDD (800) 548-9517

    Information you need to know:


    Closer but more expensive parking garages:

    Embassy Suites (entrances off Capitol and Washington streets)

    Hyatt (entrance off Capitol)

    Westin (entrance off Washington)

    Marriott (entrance off Washington)

    Hilton (entrance off Market)

    Less expensive but not as close parking garages:

    Circle Center Mall Indianapolis has 3 parking garages around the location:

    World of Wonders Garage: 24-hour access
    (Entrances on Illinois and Maryland)
    Sun Garage: Mon. - Sat.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m., Sun.: 10:00 a.m. - Midnight
    (Entrances on Washington and Maryland)

    Moon Garage: Mon. - Sat.: 8:00 a.m. - Midnight, Sun.: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    (Entrance on Georgia)

    Parking Hours & Rates:

    Before 5:00pm Mon. - Fri.

    0 - 3 hours     $2
    3 - 4 hours     $4

    When entering the Statehouse:

    All visitors are screened using metal detectors.

    All bags and packages are screened using x-ray equipment. 

    Legislative Day Information Sheet 2019 professionals.docx

    Legislative Day Information Sheet 2019 students.docx

  • 27 Nov 2018 4:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Join the movement & give back

    November 27th, 2018

    Today is #GIVINGTUESDAY, please consider supporting the ISHA Foundation for Exceptional Students. Your donation supports an Indiana graduate student pursuing their degree in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. Join the movement & give back to our next generation.

    Make a contribution today - donations to the ISHA Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

    Click Here to Donate NOW!

  • 09 Jul 2018 1:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ACE Award Listing Indiana

    During this period, the following ASHA members and/or certificate holders were presented the Awards for Continuing Education (ACE) by the Continuing Education Board.  The ACE is a formal recognition of professionals who have demonstrated their commitment to lifelong learning by earning 7.0 CEUs (70 contact hours) within a 36-month period.  For those who have received more than one ACE, the number of awards is indicated in parentheses.

    January - March 2018


     Awardee Name

     Award Presented

     Awardee City

     Myra Akins

     February 2018

     Gary, IN

     Karen Beeson

     February 2018

     Fishers, IN

     Michelle Brown

     March 2018

     Fort Wayne, IN  

     Stephanie Clegg

     January 2018

     Madson, IN

     Megan Conner

     March 2018

     Jeffersonville, IN

     Clifton DeRome

     February 2018

     Portland, IN

     Melissa Drapac

     March 2018

     Schererville, IN  

     Mary Ewing

     March 2018

     Muncie, IN  

     Michelle Gutmann

     February 2018

     West Lafayette, IN

     Samantha Hannah

     February 2018

     Indianapolis, IN

     Christiane Hileman

     March 2018

     North Judson, IN

     Jill Jeffery

     March 2018

     Fort Wayne, IN

     Stephanie Ketring

     March 2018

     Cambridge City, IN

     Kelly Knollman-Porter

     January 2018

     Liberty, IN

     Janet Lovett

     February 2018

     Granger, IN

     Lee Meyers

     March 2018

     Griffith, IN

     Michele Parrish

     January 2018

     Ft Wayne, IN  

     Rita Patel

     March 2018

     Bloomington, IN

     Denise Peak

     February 2018

     Greenville, IN

     Erica Rhonemus

     March 2018

     Liberty, IN

     Marcia Smitka

     February 2018

     Munster, IN

     Wendy Strickland

     March 2018

     Columbus, IN

     Valerie Tinnish

     March 2018

     Crown Point, IN

     Courtney Wisher

     March 2018

     Greentown, IN

  • 24 May 2018 12:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Purdue Aphasia Group has been hard at work this spring!  We have highlighted our recent events in the new Spring 2018 newsletter.  Please feel free to share with your patients, friends and colleagues.  

    As always, please visit our website at:,

    And on Facebook:

    Click Here to Download the Newsletter!

  • 24 Apr 2018 11:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Call for Papers - ISHA CONVENTION 2019

    April 4-6, 2018

    Sheraton Indianapolis Keystone Crossing - Indianapolis, IN

    If you are interested in submitting papers to be considered for a presentation at the 2019 Convention - April 4th-6th, please submit the information electronically here prior to July 1, 2018. 

    Please note individuals accepted to present will receive a complimentary convention registration.  Expenses and honorariums do not apply.

    Submissions should include the following:

    1.   Call for Papers Form.

    2.   Title with presenter name(s) and credentials.

    3.   Abstract of 75 to 100 words or less (will be used in the convention program book).

    4.   Summary of 500 to 1000 words including time ordered agenda.

    5.   Short, professional biography (not to exceed 100 words) for each presenter.

    6.   Learning Outcomes: list at least 3 learning outcomes participants will gain. Learning outcomes should be observable, measurable and achievable by the learner. Use ACTION VERBS; do not use words such as learn or understand. Suggested wording: "As a result of the activity, the participant will..."

    7.   A completed financial disclosure form.

    8.   If presentation is selected, a picture will be required for the registration brochure.

    If you have any questions, please call us at (317) 916-4146.




    Click here to submit information electronically!

  • 23 Apr 2018 4:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    International Noise Awareness Day
    23rd Anniversary

    INAD 2018: Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    All over the world, people, organizations, and governments will commemorate the 23rd Annual International Noise Awareness Day (INAD) on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. The Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC) founded this yearly event in 1996 to encourage people to do something about bothersome noise where they work, live, and play.

    Click to learn more:

  • 16 Apr 2018 4:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Come spend a day and a half learning, sharing, and making new connections at the First Steps Conference 2018 in beautiful Monroe County. Fueled by relaxing walks and delicious food, spend your time talking through concrete skills to support your practice, learning about inspiring new research from national keynote speakers, and developing strong connections with fellow providers across the state.

    Join us to learn as well as celebrate the hard, important work you do every day. Credentialing points offered for all formal sessions.

    Click Here to Learn More: 

  • 23 Mar 2018 3:22 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dear Members, Student Affiliates, and Associates of ISHA,

    A new year means preparation; preparation to develop and achieve new goals. This year, ISHA is diligently working to achieve several goals: increase membership, provide additional continuing education opportunities, and offer scholarships to students in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology.


    While you can play an integral role in assisting ISHA to achieve its 2018 goals, I am writing to specifically ask for your help with the goal of raising $2000.00 toward scholarship funds. ISHA will hold its Second Annual Silent Auction during Spring Convention, which takes place April 5-7.


    Last year, ISHA held its First Annual Silent Auction during Spring Convention and raised a total of $1768.00. Popular Silent Auction items included designer accessories, gift certificates, wine baskets, and collegiate gift sets. 


    ISHA is currently accepting donations for Silent Auction items. So far, the following items have been committed:


    ·     Wine baskets (2)

    ·     Skincare basket

    ·     Purdue basket (2)

    ·     Vera Bradley bag with office supplies

    ·     Agnes and Dora clothing

    ·     Basket on behalf of the Indiana Voice Clinic

    ·     St Mary's basket

    ·     Notre Dame basket

    ·     Movie basket


    If you are interested in donating a gift set or basket, please follow this link to confirm your donation. If you have contact information for a business/organization that might be interested, please contact me. ISHA will also accept monetary donations for the scholarship fund!


    With the continually rising costs of education, it is important as ever to provide funds for students in the state of Indiana on their educational path to becoming future audiologists and speech-language pathologists and the future of ISHA.


    Best regards,

    Carolyn Wade, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Secretary of ISHA/2018 Silent Auction Coordinator

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