Our Work

Our ability to communicate and connect with each other is key to our success and happiness. The ASHFoundation supports innovators and sparks innovation in communication sciences to make that connection possible for everyone. Join us!

We make early investments in promising innovators
...to empower speech, language, and hearing professionals
...to change people's lives.

Millions of people are struggling to communicate and connect, but we’re here to help.

In a world with millions of children’s apps, programs, and devices, yet almost no existing research on their effects on early language development, Anna Sosa knew she wanted to investigate that question.

But first, she needed funding for this uncharted area of research.

With an ASHFoundation grant, she discovered that parents talk more to their babies—which benefits early language development—when they play with books and traditional toys than when they play with electronic toys. That’s important information for parents and communications professionals in this digital world.

Read more about Anna’s work

Your Donation Sparks Bold, Forward-thinking Solutions

40,000

DONORS AND GROWING
MORE
THAN
2,000
researchers, students, & clinical professionals funded
$
8.6

MILLION AWARDED
OVER
90
PERCENT
of our funded researchers go on to receive additional external funding

Events and Deadlines


Deadline to Make 2017 Donation
12/31/2017

Last day to make a donation to be counted for the 2017 calendar year.

Clinical Achievement Awards Open
2/1/2018

The 2018 Clinical Achievement Awards will open for nominations.

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What's New


New Researcher-Practitioner Collaboration Grant Offered in 2018

Look for a brand new grant offering when the ASHFoundation's 2018 funding programs open.

Win a VIP Package to the 2018 ASHA Convention in Boston

Our 2018 ASHA Convention VIP raffle tickets are now available. Call us at 301-296-8704 to purchase tickets and support the ASHFoundation's funding programs!

2017 ASHFoundation Awards and Honorees

The ASHFoundation awarded $637,000 to 68 recipients at the ASHA Convention in Los Angeles. Meet the newest awardees.

15 Universities (…So Far) Reach 100% Faculty Giving to the ASHFoundation in 2017

Fifteen U.S. universities have achieved 100% faculty giving this year, with all communication sciences and disorders faculty members donating to the ASHFoundation.

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