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 Spring & Summer Online Programs

Connecting is vital to our aphasia community, and we are excited to announce new Spring programs in collaboration with our long-term community partner, Pacific University, as well as 
faculty at Portland Community College.

Here are the programs available now:

Virtual Spring Retreat 2021

6:00 - 7:30 pm PST on Zoom
4 sessions 
Tuesday June 15th
Tuesday June 22nd
Tuesday June 29th
and Tuesday July 6th
Fee: $25 includes materials
sliding scale and scholarships available

We are excited to bring you a new virtual retreat experience!  We have teamed up with Pacific University speech and occupational therapy programs, the Portland Community College Horticulture Therapy program, and The Back Strokes to offer 4 weeks of fun and adaptive learning.  

This program will consist of 4 weekly socials where we will work with adapted communication tools and activities to share and enjoy some community time together! You will receive materials by mail. Please register ASAP to see old friends and new faces.

Virtual Summer Care Partner Program 2021

Held on Zoom
4 sessions 
Check back soon for dates!
Suggested donation: $15

We are excited to bring you a new summer care partner program!  Dr. John White will be leading discussions with your care partner peers. Learn new coping strategies and tips in the 4-week program

Summer Aphasia Game Club

4:00pm - 5:00pm PST on Zoom
6 sessions (you may join any)
Dates coming soon
Suggested donation for series: $15

Looking for a social activity this Summer? 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

Adventure Weekend

OUR CAMP AT THE COAST IS POSTPONED UNTIL 2022

 - Check back for details on a mini day camp in August 2021

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: Postponed to 2022

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: Postponed until 2022

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.