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Legislative ADVOCACY Day 


MSHA has long supported a Legislative Action Day (LAD), which takes place each year when the Maryland General Assembly is in session. Learn more about MGA Guidelines and Protocols for participating: Guidelines & Protocols


Marie Noplock planned and successfully executed the first LAD effort in 1999, bringing MSHA into political arena. The annual legislative award is named in Marie's honor.


Legislative Action Day is a day-long workshop in Annapolis during which members may become more familiar with the legislative process and their role as potential advocates for professional issues and for the communities of individuals we serve.


MSHA works with a professional lobbying firm to identify legislative issues and make an action plan prior to each legislative session. If we have a piece of legislation to support, it will be the issue that drives the discussion on Legislative Action Day. If in a given year, we do not have a bill to initiate, then we will support the efforts of groups that are aligned with our own Mission Statement.

Founded in 1964, the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) is a nonprofit organization representing nearly 4,000 licensed professionals with advanced degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology. Reflecting the cultural diversity of our state, MSHA represents professionals sensitive to the diverse needs of all citizens in need of member services. Interested in becoming a member, visit the Member Center . 

MSHA is recognized as the official professional organization for Maryland speech-language pathologists and audiologists by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

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