Aphasia is a communication disorder that arises through stroke or brain damage. The severity and symptoms vary but people with aphasia often face communication barriers that negatively impact their quality of life.
The Aphasia Friendly Canada project from the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Windsor, offers Canadian businesses training and resource development support to become Aphasia Friendly.
Aphasia Friendly Canada is a disabilities service provider committed to:
1. Aphasia Friendly Businesses: delivering professional training workshops about aphasia and communication disorders to local businesses.
2. The Word Exchange: hosting skills sessions and activities for people living with aphasia and other communication disabilities.
3. The Caregiver Exchange: providing support and education for caregivers and family members of loved ones living with aphasia. Trained volunteers and students from the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Windsor facilitate these professional training workshops and adult-oriented skill sessions/activities.
We also offer people with Aphasia and their care-givers in the Windsor-Essex region with support groups and resource listings.
Contact us or learn more here - we will be continually updating this site with Information on Aphasia, our services, and on the growing list of Aphasia Friendly Businesses in Canada.