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Support EHDI legislation!

by ASHA Advocacy category: Cause

“Support hearing screening and intervention programs for infants by reauthorizing EHDI #ASHAHillDay2017 http://thndr.me/vqYXam

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This campaign ended on March 24, 2017 at 12PM

Support EHDI legislation!

Let's  members of Congress to cosponsor the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act (EHDI) that would reauthorize this important and highly successful initiative for the next five years.

Early hearing detection and intervention grants were first authorized in the Newborn Infant Hearing Screening and Intervention Act of 1999, which was incorporated into the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2000, and signed into law. That law provided federal funds for state grants to develop infant hearing screening and intervention programs. The following year, Congress reauthorized these grants through the Children's Health Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-310) and included provisions related to early hearing screening and evaluation of all newborns, coordinated intervention, rehabilitation services, and research. In 2010, Congress passed the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Act of 2010, which authorized these programs through 2015.

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

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