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Online Events

The NAA offers many types of virtual programs for our aphasia community.

There are groups for support and connection, educational and training opportunities, special guest presentations and so much more.

Below is a snapshot of some of the virtual groups offered. Note that some groups are held once a month. Others are held more often. Please see our weekly calendar for days/times and to learn more about our groups.

Event Series Aphasia Cafe: Lunch and Learn

Aphasia Cafe: Reading and Aphasia

  Reading and Aphasia:  The Challenges, the Work and the Hope! This month our topic in Aphasia Café will be discussing reading. Aphasia impacts all areas of language. Reading difficulty can be devastating for avid readers. Reading is also a key to improving the other areas of language, such as speech, writing and listening. This … Continued

Mindfulness Meditation for People with Aphasia

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for centuries by Buddhists. It took hold in this country in the 1970s. Perhaps the most influential proponent has been Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., who founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic and Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.   The Introduction … Continued

Black American Aphasia Conversation Group

The Black American Aphasia Conversation Group is a place for Black people with aphasia to share their stories, provide support, encourage meditative reflection, and brainstorm ways to advocate for relevant policies. This diverse, inclusive, aphasia-friendly group will discuss the unique challenges and gifts we share due to our experiences with disability and race, and is … Continued

Mindfulness Meditation for People with Aphasia

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for centuries by Buddhists. It took hold in this country in the 1970s. Perhaps the most influential proponent has been Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., who founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic and Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.   The Introduction … Continued

Mindfulness Meditation for People with Aphasia

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for centuries by Buddhists. It took hold in this country in the 1970s. Perhaps the most influential proponent has been Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., who founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic and Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.   The Introduction … Continued

The Impact of Stress and Emotion on Speech and Swallow

The National Aphasia Association and Open Lines Speech and Communication PC presents a new online group: The Impact of Stress and Emotion on Speech and Swallow. This group offers specialized support for people with aphasia who experience increased difficulty with thinking, processing, speaking, and/or swallowing when under stress or when feeling anxious, frustrated, depressed, apathetic, or other mental/emotional … Continued

Journey Through Speech Conversation Group

Group: Journey Through Speech Topic: Learn about travel and culture as we share facts, stories, and photos. Leaders: Craig Smith and Genevieve Richardson When: The first Friday of each month from 1-2pm EST Where: We meet virtually on Zoom How: Please fill out THIS FORM to be added to the email list. We will send … Continued

Black American Aphasia Conversation Group

The Black American Aphasia Conversation Group is a place for Black people with aphasia to share their stories, provide support, encourage meditative reflection, and brainstorm ways to advocate for relevant policies. This diverse, inclusive, aphasia-friendly group will discuss the unique challenges and gifts we share due to our experiences with disability and race, and is … Continued