What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is a language problem that masks a person’s inherent competence, and most dramatically affects conversational interaction (talking and understanding), as well as the ability to read and write. Without the ability to participate in conversation, every relationship, life role and almost every life activity is at risk. With additional reading and writing difficulties, the impact is devastating.
Talk, Walk ‘n Roll is our annual signature fundraiser!
On Sunday, July 25, 2021, our community took a short time out of their day to talk with family and friends in person or on the phone, while we walked or rolled in or near our homes. If you can, please make a contribution to this vital fundraising effort – in support of the importance of talk and conversation in our daily lives and in the lives of people with aphasia and their families.
The next step in rebuilding bridges for those living with aphasia and reducing feelings of isolation. We offer clients a variety of on-going programs – designed to encourage community involvement and social exchange.
Weekly Family Support Group meetings are available to family and others after the New Beginnings program ends.
Learn more about the volunteer program and ways to get involved here.
The first step in restoring confidence and improving coping skills for those affected by aphasia, showing clients and their families that it can be possible to live successfully with aphasia.
The Outreach Program provides support to individuals with Aphasia who may have barriers to attending programs at the Aphasia Institute in person. Home visits are offered from a trained volunteer.
The Aphasia Institute offers a range of different programs for individuals with Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) and their families.