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Aphasia Awareness Month

Aphasia Awareness Month has a special meaning for us this year. We are thrilled to announce that the Aphasia Institute has recently received annual funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Ontario Health that enables us to continue providing selected free training, resources, and support across the province – with many other resources and tools …

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June is Indigenous History, Pride, and Aphasia Awareness Month!

Did you know that the image on the right is the communicatively accessible symbol? Communication Disabilities Access Canada made this design and is doing everything possible to make services communicatively accessible. Click here to see more about aphasia awareness! We have a new video and pamphlet to help people learn how to talk with people with aphasia. Bruce Willis’ family recently shared …

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CBC Interview: What it’s like to have aphasia, the ‘devastating’ language disorder Bruce Willis has

There’s a general lack of awareness and understanding about aphasia, with only seven percent of people in a 2020 online survey by the U.S.-based National Aphasia Association able to accurately identify it as a language disorder. Yet, aphasia is more common than Parkinson’s Disease.  But that awareness is shifting now that it’s been revealed that actor Bruce Willis is …

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On International Women’s Day, we think of Pat Arato…

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 is International Women’s Day, “a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.” [Google.ca] On this day and so often, we remember our founder, Pat Arato – a pioneer, visionary, and mentor. When her husband, the late Oscar Arato, suffered a stroke that left him with aphasia, …

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"The training I attended at the Aphasia Institute served to enhance my existing skills in communicating with persons with aphasia and provided me with an abundance of new knowledge and strategies. I feel confident now that I can better communicate with my patients/clients as well as train other professionals and support personnel to communicate effectively with persons with aphasia. The staff are professional and bring a wealth of experience to the table. Great courses!"
- Speech-Language Pathologist who completed the Full Training Institute
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