Dr. Mirenda is a long-time member and Fellow of ISAAC (The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication). She is also a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is co-author of Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Supporting Children and Adults with Complex Communication Needs (Beukelman & Mirenda, 2013), which is currently in its fourth edition. From 1998 to 2002, she was Editor of the Augmentative and Alternative Communication journal. In 1998, she received the ISAAC President’s Award for leadership in AAC, and in 1988, 1997, and 2012, she co-authored articles that received AAC Editor’s Awards for the most significant research article published in the AAC journal during the previous year. In 1992, Dr. Mirenda was named the Phonic Ear/AAC Distinguished Lecturer (see Mirenda, 1993 in the publications list). She has published widely on topics such as autism and AAC, speech synthesis, symbol learning, and AAC for persons with autism and other developmental disabilities.