Member Spotlight

Getting to Know Ken Turley

When did you have your stroke? March 31, 2019 What is your favorite thing to do? Sports, Football, both professional and college levels What is your favorite thing to talk…
Aphasia Outreach
Outreach

Aphasia Outreach: Connecting Communities and Creating Change

Outreach is a powerful tool for bridging the gap between organizations and their communities. At its core, outreach is about connection. It's a concerted effort to reach out to individuals…
Caregiver Bill of Rights
Co-Survivor Resource

Caregiver Bill of Rights: Empowering Those Who Care

Caregiving is an act of kindness, love, and patience. It's a role that millions step into, often without preparation or choice, to support a family member or friend in need.…
Leader Spotlight

Getting to Know: ACC President Dr. Donna Polelle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

How long have you been with the ACC? Since it’s very beginning! In October 2017, several of us started a conversation envisioning an organization to meet the needs of people…
Art and Aphasia
Class and Event Spotlight

A Creative Journey to Communication Through Art

Aphasia, a condition that can make communication challenging, often leads to feelings of isolation. However, in the world of art, language is not a barrier, and expression knows no bounds.…
Experiencing Aphasia Through Simulations
Living With Aphasia

Experiencing Aphasia Through Simulations

Imagine waking up one day to find that the words you want to say just won't come out right. You know what you want to express, but the sentences are…
Aphasia Bill of Rights
Living With Aphasia

The Aphasia Bill of Rights: A Beacon of Hope and Understanding

The Aphasia Bill of Rights is a pivotal document that serves as a reminder that despite the communication barriers, individuals with aphasia deserve the same respect as anyone else. Aphasia…

“The ACC has been a life changer for us since Kris joined almost one year ago… 3 years post stroke. The support and encouragement that we receive has exceeded our expectations. ACC is a big happy family that we love.”

– Susan Michl, parent of a person with aphasia

Aphasia Awareness Month 2024
Class and Event Spotlight

Aphasia Awareness Month 2024: A Time to Connect and Educate

Aphasia Awareness Month, in June, marks a significant month for many individuals and families across the globe. This is a time dedicated to increasing public knowledge about aphasia, sharing resources,…
Balancing Caregiving and Work
Co-Survivor Resource

Balancing Caregiving and Work

Balancing caregiving and work is crucial for maintaining your well-being and ensuring necessary care for your loved ones. Caring for a person with aphasia is a labor of love that…
Member Spotlight

Getting to Know Wilma Reider

When did you have your stroke? First stroke April 2021, second stroke June 2021 What is your favorite thing to do? Gardening and flowers What is your favorite thing to…
Giving Challenge 2024 is Almost Here
Class and Event Spotlight

Giving Challenge 2024 Recap

  We cannot thank you enough for your generosity! We are in awe of the generosity shown to the Aphasia Community Center, Inc., during the Giving Challenge 2024 on April…

“I love teaching Sports Talk class because it’s fun. Sports are my thing! The
class helps with conversation, and everybody has something to add, even if
they have trouble communicating.”

-Tom Boyle, a person with aphasia and group leader for Sports Talk

How to Live with Aphasia
Living With Aphasia

How to Live with Aphasia

Aphasia is a language disorder that affects one's ability to communicate with others. It can result from a stroke or brain injury and affects one's ability to talk, read, write,…
National Stroke Awareness Month 2024
Resource

National Stroke Awareness Month 2024

National Stroke Awareness Month is this month! It began in May 1989 after President George H. W. Bush signed Presidential Proclamation 5975. During May, the focus is on raising awareness…