The mission of RISHA is to support the professions of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology through advocacy, public awareness, and professional development on behalf of its members and the individual they serve.
As we begin 2017, I encourage you to renew your RISHA membership or consider joining us this year as a new member. There are many benefits to a RISHA membership which include: opportunities to network with colleagues from across the state, Better Hearing and Speech Month at the State House in May, discounted registration at the Annual Conference, website with Private practice list, free CEU events throughout the year, subcommittee membership and SLP of the Year.
When you renew your membership, please consider making a donation to the Patricia M. Stephens Scholarship fund. Each year RISHA awards a scholarship to a student pursuing a career in our field.
All RISHA members have access to our new web-based sharing site to engage in professional discussions and connect to colleagues around the state. When you join or renew your membership to RISHA you will receive an invitation to join “RISHA Connect.” We are very excited about this new way to share information and ideas!
Due to a change in venue, we will not be holding an annual conference this March. RISHA members will be receiving information regarding the first New England Symposium for Speech-Language Professionals (NESSLP) to be held in nearby Worcester, MA, October 19-22, 2017.
Our Spring CEU event will include our popular roundtable discussions on relevant topics on May 9, 2017 at the Warwick Public Library. Please join us for an opportunity to gain new knowledge and ideas and learn how your colleagues are handling current Speech and Language issues. More information to follow!
There are always opportunities to volunteer with RISHA. Please consider joining us for an Executive Board Meeting to learn about our activities and upcoming events. We are always looking for new ideas to strengthen and grow RISHA. Our next meeting will be held on March 23, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 pm at CBS Therapy in Cranston. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining us!