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Aphasia Awareness Month – Aphasia Institute

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 freely available nationally and internationally. More information about how to register for these training spots will be available in the coming weeks.

In addition, in Ontario, the new Home and Community Care Services Regulation (under the Connecting Care Act, 2019) came into effect on May 1, 2022 and for the first time, aphasia and communication disorders are explicitly mentioned in the section related to awareness, education and prevention.

Please help us spread aphasia awareness by sharing the following three FREE resources that have already been widely accessed provincially, nationally and internationally

1.    A short (2 minute) powerful awareness video

2. A short (15 minute) practical video for families of people with aphasia with basic tips related to supporting conversation

3. A one-hour SCA™ eLearning Modulefor health care providers that includes certificates of completion

"I’ve been working at the Aphasia Institute since early 2007 and I love my job. It's incredibly rewarding to work in a collaborative environment where I get to be part of life-changing work for people living with aphasia and the healthcare providers who serve them. I feel affirmed, encouraged and supported as we work together on innovative and dynamic initiatives that accomplish our mission and vision in new, creative and resourceful ways."
- Marisca Baldwin, Staff Member
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