Membership in the ANCDS
There are two types of memberships: Full and Associate.
Full membership includes voting privileges and the ability to hold office.
Applicants for full membership must have a doctorate in communication disorders plus 5 years of recent experience in clinical practice, teaching, and/or research in the field of neurologic communication disorders or have Board Certification which does not require a doctorate. Annual dues for Full Membership are $70.
Associate membership is for :
- Students who do not yet meet the membership qualifications;
- Those who are in the process of becoming full members;
- Those with an interest in the purposes of ANCDS who do not wish to have the privileges of full membership.
Associate members are entitled to attend meetings and participate in activities of the association other than voting or holding office. Annual dues for Associate Membership are $35.
Graduate students can join as Associate Members and thus be part of the group before they have met the standards for full membership or Board Certification. This allows them to be in contact with leaders in clinical practice and research in the area of neurologic communication disorders, and to network with professionals who share their interests as they enter into professional life. Practicing clinicians should consider full membership so as to be able to participate in elections and help guide the organization.