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Affinity Groups

Acoustical Society of America (ASA) strongly supports racial justice movements and the fight against systemic racism.


ASHA Office of Multicultural Affairs addresses cultural and linguistic diversity issues related to professionals and persons with communication disorders and differences.


API SPLH Caucusprimary mission is to make connections among API groups, share common concerns in education, and advocate for quality speech and hearing service delivery for individuals across diverse API communities.


BIPOC-CSD  is an emerging network of  faculty/students/postdocs/clinicians/engineers working in the hearing/balance/speech/language science areas who are members of BIPOC/underrepresented minority groups to provide a space to network, share resources, and support each other.


Center for Improvement of Mentored Experiences in Research (CIMER) works to improve relationships at all career stages and promote cultural change that values excellence in research mentoring as a critical aspect of diversifying the research workforce.


Disability Caucus focuses on advocacy, mentorship, and support for professionals and students with disabilities in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. We aim to advance civil rights, improve accessibility, and eliminate barriers, thereby enriching both the professional and educational landscape for individuals with disabilities.


Haitian Caucus of ASHA is a forum for networking for professionals who serve Haitian individuals with identified and/or suspected communication disorders, communication differences, and/or related disorders across the lifespan.


Hispanic Caucus of ASHA aims to provide representation and advocacy for all Hispanic speech-language pathologists and audiologists.


International Association of Communication Sciences and Disorders (IALP) has a global vision to facilitate better understanding, knowledge, and care of all those with communication and swallowing disorders.


L’GASP is the LGBTQIA+ Caucus of ASHA and a caucus within the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP), composed of gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, transgender, and allied Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists involved with helping people hear, helping people speak, and in audiology and speech-language pathology research and education.


The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Caucus aims to serve as a resource and advocate for professionals and students in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology who are of Middle Eastern and North African origin or have an interest in these communities. The caucus focuses on promoting cultural competence, increasing professional representation, and advancing evidence-based services for individuals with communication disorders within these communities. Contact


Native American Caucus of ASHA is a community of Native American and Alaska Native clinicians, researchers, and students, as well as non-Native clinicians, researchers, and students who serve Native American communities and who wish to learn more about the needs of Native American populations and to advocate for issues directly impacting Native American and Alaskan Native communities.


National Black Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NBASLH)  is the premier professional and scientific association addressing the communication interests and concerns of Black communication science and disorders professionals, students, and consumers.  


National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD) is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of faculty, postdocs, & graduate students.


South Asian Caucus of ASHA was established as a forum for interaction and collaboration among clinicians, researchers, and students of South Asian origin in the field of communication sciences and disorders and to advocate for quality speech-language-hearing services to diverse individuals of South Asian origin residing in the USA.

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