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. 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
It is helpful to talk with other people that have aphasia. —Frank
I am a caregiver
Primarily, I was/am in search of information to better understand aphasia and to be better able to support my husband who has aphasia. As we continue on this path, it will be helpful to connect virtually with others who struggle with aphasia. —Rita
I am a professional who works with people who have aphasia
The NAA is my go-to resource for survivors and families. The information is easy to access, and they provide a lot of free resources to support those with aphasia. They have no other mission than to help people with aphasia and their families / friends. —Melissa
I am an NAA board member
My mother has been living with aphasia for over twenty years. I especially appreciate being able to connect with others who are going through similar challenges. The friendships and connections we have made through the NAA have been a source of support, joy, and nourishment as we navigate our aphasia journey. —Chad Ruble