Welcome to The Aphasia Network
The Aphasia Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting an underserved population of persons with aphasia in the United States. Aphasia, an acquired communication disorder caused by brain injury or stroke, impairs comprehension and production of spoken language, but does not affect intelligence. Because communication is essential to relationships and performing daily tasks, persons with aphasia and their families can experience emotional, physical and financial stress and social isolation. Our goals are to raise awareness and help survivors rebuild communication-associated life systems impacted by aphasia:
Quality of life, Daily life skills, Community and Support.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations support people living with aphasia!
Connecting is vital to our aphasia community.
The Aphasia Network board is working on program plans for 2023 in collaboration with our long-term community partner, Pacific University, as well as faculty at Portland Community College and University of Oregon.
Upcoming in 2023:
Aphasia Adventure Camp 2023 June 9-11 at
Communication Book Pages
Click the "RESOURCES" tab at the top of the page or the button below to quickly access our Communication Book Pages.
During Aphasia Camp Northwest Adventure Weekend 2019, our campers completed a philanthropic activity that gave back to Camp Magruder and all of the other campers that attend their programs.
Campers built a beautiful elevated gardening bed for the chefs garden at the Camp Magruder dining facility. Attendees with disabilities can now help plant and tend to an herb garden that is at an accessible height!
Our campers love giving back to the community and sharing their skills to benefit others and promote conservation! A big thank you to occupational therapist Jason Joy for his generous donation of materials and time in coordinating this project.
Medical Student & Medical Professionals -
Aphasia Training at Our Programs
One of the most vital needs of persons with aphasia is effectively communicating with healthcare providers to obtain the services they need. The Aphasia Network is dedicated to improving this interaction from both sides – helping aphasia survivors’ communication skills and training medical professionals and students in these medical professions to effectively communicate with, and relate to, patients with aphasia.
Over the last 8 years, Aphasia Network programs have helped train 712 students as well as 160 medical practitioners. These practitioners interact with, and treat, multiple stroke and brain injury survivors each year. Each student will work with multiple aphasia survivors, continue to educate others in their field, and share their understanding of aphasia. The ripple effect of who these medical professionals and potential practitioners reach is exponential and an integral factor in changing the aphasia culture.
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