Coordinator’s Corner It’s difficult to find oneself writing your first Coordinator’s Corner and facing the dilemma of deciding which to give first, the bad news or the good news. In therapy, we often instruct our students to always try and end with success, so following that principle, let’s start out with ... Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column  |   September 01, 2003
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Fluency Disorders / Coordinator's Column
Coordinator's Column   |   September 01, 2003
Coordinator’s Corner
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, September 2003, Vol. 13, 1-3. doi:10.1044/ffd13.1.1
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, September 2003, Vol. 13, 1-3. doi:10.1044/ffd13.1.1
It’s difficult to find oneself writing your first Coordinator’s Corner and facing the dilemma of deciding which to give first, the bad news or the good news. In therapy, we often instruct our students to always try and end with success, so following that principle, let’s start out with the bad news and end with the good. The financial situation for all of the Special Interest Divisions is changing, and unfortunately, it’s a negative outlook if we don’t take steps now to conserve and augment our resources.
To help you understand how we arrived at this point, let me provide some background information. The enabling resolutions from ASHA Legislative Council that set up the divisions required that they be financially self-supporting. Recognizing that the concept of Special Interest Divisions was new to the Association and that membership would be built gradually, ASHA leadership chose to provide a great deal of National Office staff support for which the division budgets were not billed. In short, to assist in launching the program, we were receiving many of the services necessary to carry on the daily operations of the divisions for free or at a fraction of the true cost.
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