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National Aphasia Association, Inc.
June 22, 2011

This is the premier organization at the national level to help educate and support both the public and persons with aphasia. This organization has an amazing amount of information available to help those with aphasia. I had a client with aphasia who had gotten into legal trouble because the authorities would not read her Aphasia Card and didn't understand her condition. The NAA provided me with several articles and rulings about persons with aphasia and legal issues that I gave to my client. The NAA campaigns relentlessly to get the public to know more about aphasia. One of the best services they provide are hand-outs: stickers, aphasia cards, brochures, books, and other materials that educate about aphasia and provide a means for persons with aphasia to communicate in a pinch.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Attending Speaking Out conferences, speaking with the organizers at various conferences, requests for information, providing information about my organization

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more resources and money to help them update their services as needed. They are trying to do a huge job with a limited staff and resources.

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & attended events held by the organization, called them when I or a client needed something.