Asian Indian Caucus

AIC-ASHA

Asian Indian Caucus

A multicultural constituency group of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association

About us:

The Asian Indian Caucus (AIC) is one of the multicultural constituency groups of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA). The AIC was formed in 1994 at the annual convention of ASHA in New Orleans. AIC was established to address the professional, clinical and educational needs of persons of Asian Indian origin residing in the United States in the area of communication sciences and disorders. Asian Indians, otherwise known as South Asians, refer to persons who trace their origin to the Indian subcontinent including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This is a forum for individuals of Asian Indian origin and those interested in service delivery to and research of clients of Asian Indian origin.

To address these, AIC conducts an annual meeting at the ASHA convention, publishes annual e-newsletter showcasing member contributions as it relates to evidence based service delivery for individuals of Asian Indian origin, and maintains an active e-listserv to promote exchanges between students, clinicians and researchers interested in professional and service delivery issues related to individuals of Asian Indian origin.