Convention is held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dan Simmons of MA is elected SHHH president of the board of trustees. I. King Jordan, president of Gallaudet University, receives the “Walter T. Ridder Award.” Joan Kleinrock of MD receives the third Rocky Stone Humanitarian Award.

SHHH publishes its first Annual Report.

The board of trustees expands to 26 members from 17 states. (One slot on the board is always reserved for a Stone family member.)

Some SHHH programs have included a teen transition program, hospital services program, and implementation of the ADA, noise awareness, oral interpreting training, senior citizen program, teacher training, and research into genetics rehabilitation.

SHHH Journal wins first place in the 1991 Gold Circle Award for the most improved magazine from the American Society for Association Executives. Barbara (Harris) Kelley is editor.

SHHH has responded to inquiries and requests from approximately 300,000 individuals – an estimated ten times the number of persons (30,000) who have joined since 1979.

Paid staff numbers 19 plus ten volunteers including a volunteer executive director. Office departments include accountant, editor/publications, chapter development, membership, development, meeting planner, and business manager/board liaison.

National office acquires a computer system. Customized membership database is installed.

There are 260 local affiliates in 48 states representing approximately 8,500 volunteers. There are state coordinators in 32 states.

Robert O’Connor of Denver wins a member contest to design a 1992 Holiday Card which is also used as the December Journal cover.

Board of trustees approves the formation of State Associations and model bylaws for them.

SHHH Chapters and Groups raise a $31,000 for Founder’s Day.