The purpose of this organization is to promote the profession of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, maintain a liaison with other professional organizations and the community, act as an advocate for all persons with communicative impairments, and provide opportunities to members to assemble regularly to engage in professional activities.
Membership in the Capital Area Speech-Hearing-Association consists of the following:
CASHA is proud to announce our 2016 Graduate Scholarship recipients, Andréa Dassie and Kerry Peterson.
Andréa and Kerry each received their B.S. degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The College of Saint Rose in May, 2015. They are currently enrolled in the CSR graduate program and anticipate completion of the M.S. degree in May, 2017.
We were fortunate this year to have offered each recipient a scholarship of $1000.00. Thank you to our members for supporting the scholarship fund. Each recipient extends sincere appreciation for these awards.
Please join the CASHA Executive Council in congratulating two future colleagues, Andréa Dassie and Kerry Peterson.
MARY STORTINI AND
RECIPIENTS OF CASHA’S 2014
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
Each Year, CASHA’s Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to our field, to the communicatively impaired, and/or to related professional organizations.
This year, CASHA has chosen to honor two Speech and Language Pathologists in the Capital Region. The 2014 Distinguished Service Award is presented to Mary Stortini and Victoria Morrison.
Mary Stortini is the force behind the design and development of the Assistive Technology department at The Ballston Spa Central School District. She evaluates, recommends, plans, and implements therapy and services for at least 50 students yearly, in order to provide them with innovative and cutting edge assistive and adaptive software. She has provided numerous professional development offerings related to Assistive Technology and is a frequent presenter at local colleges. Mary has been on the Executive Council of CASHA since 2007 and works as the Web Mistress, updating information often for members and visitors.
Victoria Morrison has made an equally significant impact in our field. Currently, Victoria works as the EI and Preschool Coordinator and Autism Specialist at the Lexington Center Chapter of the NYARC. Her work at The College of Saint Rose is vast and includes serving as the Coordinator of the EI and Preschool program, presenting on Aspergers Syndrome at The College’s Grand Rounds, and initiating a play-based intervention program for the preschool community. Victoria served as the CASHA President in 1999, has presented at CASHA Program Meetings, and serves on the Regional Advisory Board for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Suny Albany. She is the Co-President of the Fulton-Montgomery Branch of the Autism Society of America, and a specialist in Austism Spectrum Disorders and social language.
Please join us in congratulating these two most deserving colleagues, Mary Stortini and Victoria Morrison, recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.