Our organization is “MAAC“, Mid-Atlantic Aphasia Conference. We are individuals who have aphasia. Aphasia is a language disorder that impairs the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading and writing. It occurs most often from a stroke but can occur from brain injury, brain surgeries, diseases, and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). This condition affects a person’s ability to communicate, but does not affect their intellect.
Our group realizes that many people with aphasia are not aware that there are many other people like themselves. We decided to contact people, like yourself, and invite you to a social meeting, so we all can begin to find that there are other people just like ourselves. Everyone will be able to meet others and have an opportunity to discuss one another's communication situations. We can also learn positive ways to handle conversations with other people.
Also, we would like to invite your spouse/friend who lives with you or works with you, so they get to understand what others, like themselves, go through on a daily basis. These are people that are living not only their own lives but also with your life too.
So please meet us on June 25, 2022 at 2:00PM ET to 4:30PM ET for aphasia information, water/soda, snacks, "GET THE WORD OUT!! APHASIA!!" wristbands...
Please email Mark Harder at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Chrissy Isaac, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor who has been working in the field of mental health and wellness for more than half a decade at Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health. Chrissy has worked with a variety of people who have had challenges with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, and other mental health diagnoses. Chrissy is passionate about advocating for wellness, and is looking forward to giving a presentation about how those with aphasia can incorporate wellness into our daily lives.
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