The ASHA Community is a place for members to share information, ask for help, discuss problems and lessons learned, and simply enjoy talking with colleagues. ASHA staff maintains and monitors the ASHA Community, but the nature of the discussion is a reflection of the interests of the members who take the time to be a part of the Online Community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can join the ASHA Community?
A: Participation in the ASHA Community is restricted to ASHA and NSSLHA members, as well as International Affiliates and ASHA Associates.

Q: I have been subscribed to a Discussion?  How do I change my email notification settings?
A: You can manage your subscriptions settings using your Email Notifications page.  You have the option of unsubscribing completely or changing your subscription to real-time or daily digest.

Q: How do I access the ASHA Community from my mobile device?
A: You can access the ASHA Community two ways from your mobile device. You can use the internet browser or you can use the ASHA Community Mobile App.  To use the mobile app, just search "ASHA Community" in your mobile device's app store.  Download the app then log in with your ASHA username and password.

Q: Is there an option to subscribe to a weekly digest?
A: Not at this time. We double-checked with our community site vendor and they do not have plans for adding a weekly digest (even though we aren’t the only client that has asked about it). The logic behind that decision is that they want to avoid a scenario where messages get replies a week after they are posted. Their intent is for a more active discussion.

Q: How do I set my privacy settings?
A: You can control who can see any aspect of your profile by editing your My Privacy Settings page.

Q: How do I change my signature?
A: You can change the signature that shows at the end of your posts and replies on the My Signature page

Q: How do I change my name or contact information?
A: We appreciate your interest in keeping your contact information with ASHA up-to-date. If you would like to update your email address, mailing address, or phone number, please make these changes in your ASHA Account.

If you need to update your name, please call the ASHA Action Center at 800-498-2071 (8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST, Monday–Friday) and they can assist you in getting that information up-to-date.

Q: How do I change my Areas or Expertise, Primary Employment Facility, Primary Employment Function, and Private Practice information?
A: You can change this information by going to your profile in the ASHA Community. Just click the editing icon  located to the right of each of these sections. This will take you to a page where you can update the information.

Q: Why can't I see member email addresses in the directory?
A: The ASHA Community allows members to contact each other directly on the platform. As such, ASHA has opted members out of displaying their email addresses by default. Members may change that setting and include their email addresses if they wish.

Email addresses are not available for sale. ASHA provides faculty and NSSLHA students with a variety of options for gathering member data for research purposes. However, you may not include any information to the effect that your research project is under the sponsorship of ASHA. ASHA also provides a variety of options for companies to promote their products and services to our members.

Q: How do I get a Contributing Community Member, Star Community Member, Superstar Community Member, or Community Leader ribbon on my profile?
A: To get one of these "activity based" digital ribbons on your profile, all you need to do is get engaged in the ASHA Community. You can earn engagement points for a variety of activities on the ASHA Community, including: posting files to a Library, commenting on Library items, joining communities, posting to Discussions, adding contacts, and more.

Q: How can I use email to participate in discussion threads in the ASHA Community? 
A: Participation in the ASHA Community is restricted to ASHA and NSSLHA members, as well as International Affiliates and ASHA Associates. There are several ways to engage in discussion threads via email:

  • Select "Post New Message" at the top of the email to post a new message in the Community's Discussion tab. This will create a new Discussion Thread in the Community
  • Select "Reply to Group" to reply to all members of the Community. This will create a response to the Discussion Thread in the Community
  • Select "Reply to Sender" to reply to just the poster of that message. This will send a response to the member's "inbox" (it will not appear to all members of the Community)

Getting Started

Thank you for your interest in getting involved in the ASHA Community. It's easy to get started! Just take the following steps:

  1. Complete your profile. If you have a Linkedin profile, you can easily import the information!
  2. Customize your privacy settings, including your contact preferences.
  3. Search and join Communities of interest.
  4. Find an ASHA Community Member by using our online member directory.