Harding University Student Speech-Language Hearing Association (HUSSHA) has been busy this semester. Each member is required to be a part of a committee, so this has encouraged active participation and growth as a club this school year.
Throughout the school year, members of HUSSHA have volunteered at Stirrups and Smiles. This is a nonprofit organization that utilizes hippotherapy, therapy involving activities with horses. Members can volunteer as side walkers and helpers around the barn. They can help with and observe occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy.
Aspie Awesome is an organization created to be a support group for parents of children who have Autism or Asperger’s. This semester, HUSSHA began working with them as caregivers during their meetings. Our group developed a lesson, such as fire safety or stranger danger, to teach the children. This is a great organization, and we are so lucky to be involved with it.
Along with Aspie Awesome, we have been working with Autism Awareness. During March, we set up a booth in the Student Center, and we sold t-shirts to raise money for Aspie Awesome. April is National Autism Awareness Month. On April 2nd, we lit up our building in blue to honor Autism Awareness. During April, we will continue to raise money for Aspie Awesome by participating in various events, such as working at Bailey’s Pizza in Searcy, Arkansas.
On March 24th, HUSSHA helped with Polar Plunge, an event that helps raise money for the Special Olympics organization. At the event, volunteers worked a booth to sell baked goods, and several members participated in the Polar Plunge, which involved jumping into the frigid water.
Harding University Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association hopes to continue to grow and serve our community better each year. Thank you to all those who have helped make HUSSHA what it is today!
As we conclude another year, we would like to congratulate our new slate of HUSSHA officers and committee chairs! We are excited to see what our new officers will have to offer to our organization.