The Mission of the District of Columbia Speech-Language-Hearing Association (DCSHA) is to enhance the provision of quality services for people with communication disorders and their families by protecting and serving the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology in Washington, DC through legislative and regulatory advocacy, opportunities for professional development, and public awareness.

The District of Columbia Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a non-profit professional association of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and professional affiliates and associates dedicated to the provision of and improvement in clinical services to people with communicative handicaps. The organization pursues a multifaceted purpose, including:

ADVOCATE for the rights of persons with communicative disorders.

DISSEMINATE information regarding communication disorders and services available for those with communicative handicaps.

SHARE scientific and clinical information to improve the quality of services and programs for people with communicative handicaps.

STIMULATE professional growth through continuing education.

PROMOTE methods for quality assurance to consumers of speech pathology and audiology services.

ENCOURAGE research in the fields of speech-language pathology, audiology, and speech and hearing science.