Our long-running Aphasia Threads series was the inspiration for this simple project bringing together people with aphasia, caregivers, and professionals around a question: Why are you a part of the aphasia community, and what do you get out of connecting with others through the NAA?
Each post weaves together all three viewpoints with a bonus contribution from board members for Aphasia Awareness Month (and now, a little beyond). Celebrate our community and share your own answer to take part in this ongoing series.
Question: Why are you a part of the aphasia community, and what do you get out of connecting with others through the NAA?
I am a person with aphasia
I enjoy being part of a community of people with aphasia. I like to learn together. I also enjoy my friendships with people with aphasia. I look forward to more NAA events including NAA chats, book groups, Ask the Expert, etc. I appreciate that NAA successfully brings people with aphasia together. —Barbara K
I am a caregiver
My husband had aphasia and has now passed. I was very upset that his best friends couldn’t face him like that and deserted him. —O.J.
I am a professional who works with people who have aphasia
I appreciate the support NAA provides to people with aphasia and their families. —Melinda C.
I am an NAA board member
I like the idea of making things easier for people with aphasia. —Lynn, NAA Board Member