Anger Managment for Caregivers
Co-Survivor Resource

Anger Management for Caregivers

As a caregiver, it is normal sometimes to feel angry and frustrated. The stress of caregiving can feel overwhelming, especially when your role is not acknowledged or appreciated. In addition,…
Member Spotlight

Getting to Know Matt Marracelli

Name: Matthew Marracelli When did you have your stroke? 8/20/22 What was your occupation? An electrician at a power plant What are your favorite activities now? Working on my 1957…
New Classes at the Aphasia Community Center
Class and Event Spotlight

New Classes are a Hit!

In January, the Aphasia Community Center rolled out four new classes. All four classes were hits! If you didn’t get to join us last month, you get another chance in…

“My son Gene has been attending since ACC started. The classes available focus on the daily needs of people with aphasia. The most important thing is interacting with other people with aphasia; they are not alone! Gene has made great friends and has had great times with everyone. We love Pizza and Game Night, which is full of laughs and pizza. A wonderful place to hang out and make amazing friendships!”

-Monica Carboni

Ways to Improve Reading
Living With Aphasia

Ways to Improve Reading

Reading difficulties are common after a stroke and can be caused by various factors. The inability to read can make it challenging to pay bills, find the bathroom in a…
Goals for Caregivers
Co-Survivor Resource

Goals for Caregivers

Goals for Caregivers are objectives that can help them improve their quality of life and the care they provide for their loved ones. People who set goals are likelier to…
Coach Baker will be missed
Member Spotlight

Coach Baker Will Be Missed

"Coach" (Kerwin) Baker, a loving husband, father, grandfather, coach, athlete, and avid sports fan, died December 4th after a brief battle with cancer. "Coach Bake," as he was known to…
New Classes at the Aphasia Community Center
Class and Event Spotlight

New Classes Available at the Aphasia Community Center (ACC)!

New classes will be available at the ACC starting in January. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC Group Chat) is making a return. In addition, the Aphasia Community Center will now…
"We are happy we have such a supportive group in the Aphasia Community Center. They understand the struggles and emotional journey that having Aphasia brings. Because of the Aphasia Community Center, I have watched my husband, who has Aphasia, gain confidence to speak and independence through ACC's fun resources and the connections they help him build!"

- Montessa Lizaso
Florida Stroke Registry
Living With Aphasia

The Florida Stroke Registry

In December 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis announced his Focus on Florida's Future Budget, which includes an essential investment of $1 million for the Florida Stroke Registry. Stroke is the number 5 killer…
Surviving the Holidays as a Caregiver
Co-Survivor Resource

Surviving the Holidays as a Caregiver

Surviving the holidays as a caregiver can be very stressful because you are juggling more activities, people, noise, finances, expectations, etc. while trying to provide quality care to your loved…
Getting to Know Kris Price
Member Spotlight

Getting to Know Kris Price

Name: Kris Price When did you have your stroke?  June 2020, while living in the Chicago suburbs. What was your occupation?  Owner of Price Tree Removal What are your favorite…
Computer Apps Class
Class and Event Spotlight

Computer Apps Class

Computer Apps Class is a free in-person session and resource that provides hands-on training, support, and guidance for people with aphasia using speech therapy apps on an iPad.  The speech…

“When insurance for speech therapy ran out, we had nowhere to turn.  But we found the Aphasia Community Center (ACC)!  They offer FREE classes and events that cover essential topics like Math 4 Daily Living, Reading, Writing, and socialization.  The classes are all taught by qualified individuals.  But the best thing?  We found a loving and supportive community.  The people we have met through the ACC understand our journey because they are experiencing it, too.  We genuinely believe that the Aphasia Community Center saved us!”

-Beth Kasper

Navigating Medical Appointments with Aphasia
Living With Aphasia

Navigating Medical Appointments with Aphasia

Navigating medical appointments with aphasia can be difficult.  The visits involve medical jargon, and the person with aphasia may feel rushed during the appointment.  No matter what emotions one may…