Aphasia Network Programs
The Aphasia Network offers weekend and workshop programs throughout the year designed to support persons living with aphasia and their care partners.
New Winter & Spring Online Programs
Connecting is vital to our aphasia community, and we are working on program plans for this winter and spring in collaboration with our long-term community partner, Pacific University, and new community partners, University of Oregon College of Education and faculty at Portland Community College.
Keep checking back for details on new workshops, socials, retreats and more!
Here are the programs available now:
Aphasia Game Club
4:00pm - 5:00pm PST on Zoom
6 sessions (you may join any)
Tuesday February 9th
Tuesday February 23rd
Tuesday March 9th
Tuesday April 6th
Tuesday April 20th
Tuesday May 4th
Suggested donation for series: $15
Looking for a social activity this Winter & Spring? Join us every other Tuesday on Zoom for a fun hour of online games and socializing with other persons with aphasia. We are excited our long-term programming partners at Pacific University School of Communication Sciences and Disorders are providing creative adapted games led by speech graduate students!
Jeopardy, Bingo, I Spy, Name that Tune, Zoomed Pictures and more entertaining activities will help community members practice communication skills while having fun connecting with peers!
Learn About Our In-Person Events
Aphasia Network programs serve stroke and brain injury survivors with aphasia, their care partners as well as students studying in the fields of Speech, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Nutrition and Public Health. These are our future medical practitioners and become stewards of the informed practice of serving those with communication disorders. They carry these learnings into their future careers in service to those patients that are yet to be diagnosed.
Aphasia Camp Northwest
UPDATE: Our 2020 program was cancelled due to COVID-19
If you love Aphasia Camp Northwest, you will love Adventure Weekend! This year at summer camp we will introduce some new activities and focus on goal setting, nature and community - for an adventurous weekend full of new experiences. This camp is an opportunity for aphasia survivors and their care partners to learn new things, try new things, and experience new things. This is a time for attendees to bond through adventures and grow together during safe supported activities.
- Explore your goals and experience adventure again
- Try things that are not part of your everyday routine
- Experience activities that will help you feel independent
- Make new friends by being adventurous together
Spring Aphasia Workshop
UPDATE: Our 2021 Workshop will not be held in person. Please check back for online program date.
This one-day program focuses on finding new communication tools and strategies with communication apps and communication books.
Independent living tools and strategies for daily living, as well as leisure and recreational activities, are also incorporated into this program.
Aphasia Couples Retreat
UPDATE: We have not determined 2021 plans. Please check back.
This weekend retreat program gives persons with aphasia and their spouses an opportunity to reconnect and strengthen their bond as a couple in a fun, social setting. Together with a speech and occupational therapy student team, and in professionally-led groups, couples will discuss and form individualized coping methods for the challenges of married life with aphasia side-by-side with other couples facing similar challenges.