Aphasia Recovery Connection (ARC)

A nonprofit organization, 501(c)3 

ARC is an award-winning nonprofit organization that seeks to end the isolation that aphasia brings.



Aphasia Recovery Connection was started by a young stroke survivor and his mom in 2013.

Today, Carol Dow-Richards and David Dow are authors, advocates, and frequent conference speakers with a relentless effort to support families dealing with aphasia.  They “get it” – as they have “lived it.”


ARC offers social and educational services online for people with aphasia and care partners, such as:

  • Facebook Page  ARC’s page offers daily information and shareable posts about aphasia.

  • Facebook Group ARC’s group has over 11,000 members from around the world.  You can interact with people with aphasia, caregivers, and professionals.  Click the link to join! (Be sure to answer the membership questions!) FREE

  • Facebook Caregivers Group  ARC’s care partner group is a great place to find support and learn strategies to better support your loved one.  Click the link to join! (Be sure to answer the membership questions!) FREE

  • Daily Zoom Calls Join our free Virtual Connections program!  We offer over twenty sessions a week, facilitated by Speech Pathologists and aphasia experts.  You can sign up for up to 4 sessions per week.  Sessions are offered for people with aphasia and caregivers.  This is a program in collaboration with Lingraphica.  Email us for more information.  FREE

  • Aphasia Cruises offer a chance to travel with other families dealing with aphasia.  We have sessions on our sea days and volunteers that are often Speech Pathologists, Professors, and Grad Students.  Email us for information on our next event. Space is limited so we suggest planning ahead.

  • Newsletters are sent out to keep our members updated.  Email us is you’d like to be on the email list.  FREE


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