Dear ANCDS Members,

In 2019 the ANCDS Membership Committee completed an extensive survey of the membership in order to determine future directions for ANCDS and areas for growth.  The findings from the survey were presented during the annual business meeting in Orlando.  As a result of this survey, the Membership Committee has proposed amendments to membership eligibility in order for the Academy to be more inclusive of potential members.  The ANCDS Executive Board considered these proposed amendments to the By-Laws during our November 2019 Annual Retreat and recently finalized approval of the amendments.  In accordance with the ANCDS By-Laws, the proposed amendments must now be presented to the membership for a vote.

I am writing to request that you cast your vote on the proposed amendments to the ANCDS By-Laws regarding membership eligibility.  Please follow the links below to read the proposed amendments and to cast your vote.  A vote is needed on each proposed amendment.

Summary of Proposed Amendments

Check your email for the ballot.  A two-thirds (2/3) vote of Members casting ballots is required for the adoption of an amendment to the By-Laws.  All current Members, except Student Members, are eligible to vote.  By requirement of the By-Laws, voting will remain open for a minimum of fourteen (14) days.  Please cast your vote by midnight CST on Thursday, March 5th.

Thank you for your participation!


Kathleen M. Youse, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS
2020 ANCDS President