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 (plus 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
My speech therapist told me about this group. —Dana
I am a caregiver
Knowing that we’re not alone. —Christine Doty
I am a professional who works with people who have aphasia
The NAA offers many great resources, and the NAA polls help identify areas of need. The NAA brings a national voice to aphasia awareness and education. —Carol, Director of The Aphasia Recovery Connection
I am an NAA board member
Over the years, I have referred so many people with aphasia and their families to the NAA. Now, as a board member, I get to contribute to what the NAA offers. —Elizabeth, NAA Board Member