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


researchers, students, & clinical professionals funded

of our funded researchers go on to receive additional external funding

Events and Deadlines

Giving Tuesday

Celebrate a national day of giving by making a donation.

Deadline to Make 2017 Donation

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

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What's New

2017 ASHFoundation Awards and Honorees

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

ASHA Convention: Support Innovation at ASHFoundation Fundraiser at Historic Belasco Theatre

Join the ASHFoundation for an evening of celebration at its annual fundraiser during the ASHA Convention in Los Angeles.

55th Birthday Bash Raises More Than $10,000 for ASHFoundation Programs

For his birthday, Tommie L. Robinson, Jr. asked guests at his Fabulous Fundraiser party to donate to the ASHFoundation in lieu of giving him a gift.

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