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NAA’s Regional Speaking Out! Conference is scheduled for November 18, 2021 in Atlanta.

The next Regional Speaking Out! conference! The conference, which is co-sponsored by Georgia State University’s Communication Disorders Dept, will take place in the GSU’s Student Center, located at the corner of Piedmont and Gilmer Streets in downtown Atlanta.

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Stroke Camp A Camping Experience for Stroke. Our mission is to provide a weekend camping experience for stroke survivors and caregivers. The retreat includes education, socialization, relaxation, great food, emotional support, and fun for all. It is an opportunity for everyone to relax and get rejuvinated.

We strive to continue to find new ways to educate our participants on such topics as speech and language resources, handicapped recreational equipment, diabetes, physical therapy, depression, nutrition, new stroke treatments, and more.

This camp which is not just about the survivor. Equally important was providing a much-needed respite for the caregivers.

There are two dates to consider. Click on this link for upcoming camp dates: Stroke Camp.

Frontotemporal Degeneration and Primary Progressive Aphasia

Family Caregiver and Professional Education and Support Conference

Saturday, March 24, 2022

Northwestern University
Thorne Auditorium, Rubloff Building
375 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611

The purpose of the conference is to educate professionals and families about FTD and PPA and provide information on caring for those diagnosed with FTD and PPA and their families.

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The day will open with an update on FTD and PPA research and treatment by Dr. Diana Kerwin. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Geri Hall, advance practice nurse from Banner Alzheimer’s Institute - Phoenix, who has lectured and published widely on behavioral interventions and communication strategies in dementia, specifically FTD and PPA. A panel of clinicians and caregivers will follow the keynote lecture. Afternoon breakout sessions and a closing plenary on stress and caregiving by Dr. Jennifer Medina will conclude the day.

Sunday, May 27th, 2012
Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa, Scotland Room
1900 N Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
(866) 397-6516

Conference Objectives
As a result of attending this conference, the participant will:
 Discuss programs/services/resources available through the National Aphasia Association
 Describe the personal impact of living with chronic aphasia
 Identify one new direction in current aphasia treatment research
 Explain the newest developments in technology oriented toward people with aphasia
For more information, please contact the National Aphasia Association
(800) 922-4622
[email protected]

Find out more about the conference and registering for 2013 conference by clicking on Speaking Out

The National Aphasia Association and The Association for Frontotemporal Dementias are proud to be a part of this important conference for both caregivers and persons with Primary Progressive Aphasia that is being hosted by Northwestern University’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

The conference will be held Monday, March 21st, 2011 at The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center of Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. The program will include a Keynote Address by Bradley F. Boeve, MD, a professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN; approaches to assessing and treating mood and behavioral symptoms by Deborah Reed, MD, assistant professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern University; a number of breakout sessions for caregivers, and so much more.

For more information, or to register to attend, please click here .

ATIA 2011 Chicago

Welcome to the Assistive Technology Industry Association
The mission of ATIA is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities. Visit “What is AT?” to learn more about assistive technology in general.


REGISTER BYJULY 18, 2011 & PAY ONLY $425 (full conference admission)!

Click here to register for ATIA 2011 Chicago Conference

REGISTER BY OCTOBER 24, 2021 & PAY ONLY $425 (full conference admission)!

Click here to register for ATIA 2012 Orlando Conference

Aphasia Camp

Aphasia Camp
Mississauga: June 11-12, 2011

Since 2008, March of Dimes has partnered with other other community organizations to host Aphasia Camp, a recreational and realcing weekend camp retreat for people with aphasia and their friends.

2011 - March of Dimes has partnered with Trillium Health Centre and the WestGTA Stroke Network to host Aphasia Day Camp Mississauga. Please see brochure for more information
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2011 - March of Dimes has partnered with Trillium Health Centre and the WestGTA Stroke Network to host Aphasia Day Camp Mississauga. Please see brochure for more information.

Find out more, including Watching the slideshow from Aphasia Camp 2010 by Clicking Here .

Aphasia Camp

A relaxing weekend retreat in a rustic setting for people with aphasia.

September 7 - 9, 2012 at YMCA Camp Manitou, New Auburn, Wisconsin

Experience archery, biking, art, boating, canoeing, fishing, golfing, photography, physical fitness, technology, woodworking, yoga and More!

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For more information contact Mary Beth Clark, Rehabilitation Services
715-838-1725 or [email protected] .

Stroke Camp NorthWest

What is Stroke Camp Northwest all about?
Each year in late August, 40 stroke survivors with aphasia (a condition that results in speech and comprehension challenges) and their families spend one weekend hiking, fishing, crafting and more all the while enjoying the support of licensed speech, occupational and physical therapists as well as trained volunteers to better express themselves. For some stroke survivors with aphasia and their families, Stroke Camp Northwest is a place to reacquaint themselves with activities they enjoyed before their stroke, or to find ways to adapt activities so they can enjoy them again. Loved ones are encouraged to attend and are welcome to join professional counselors in discussing support techniques for their family members and themselves.

The dates for camp 2011 have been set — August 19th-21st!

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The International Stroke Conference is scheduled for February 9-11, 2011 in Los Angeles California, Texas. Read More .