Giving Challenge 2024 is Almost Here

Giving Challenge 2024 is almost here, and it is the most extensive fundraising event for the Aphasia Community Center, Inc. The Giving Challenge takes place on April 9 and 10, 2024.  The Community Foundation of Sarasota County sponsors this 24-hour event beginning at noon on April 9th.  The Patterson Foundation matches all online donations between $25 and $100 made by different donors.  Over 800 not-for-profit organizations take part in the Giving Challenge.

Aphasia: What is it ?

Aphasia is a loss of language resulting from stroke or other brain injury. As an adult communication disability, aphasia affects spoken and written language, namely… speaking, writing, reading, and/or understanding others, but without loss of intellect.

Join Us

The Aphasia Community Center, Inc. welcomes all persons with aphasia in Sarasota and surrounding counties including full-time residents, part-time residents, and extended visitors in Florida.


The Aphasia Community Center, Inc. (ACC) provides program sessions for persons with aphasia, an acquired adult communication/language disorder after stroke or other brain injury.  Sessions are FREE and focus on improving and maintaining communication skills and well-being for persons with aphasia through social and functional group activities. These include conversation, reading, writing, number skills and exercise. Facilitators use aphasia-friendly materials and supportive techniques.

Five gentlemen shared their story of how they are living life successfully with aphasia!

Aphasia Awareness Dinner

“Living Successfully with Aphasia
Was a huge success! 

We had a full house at Concordia’s Willer Hall.

The Aphasia Community Center, Inc. dinner gathered a multitude from the community all in support of the good work the Center does.

Thanks to our many donors for making our event a huge success.