Online Events

The NAA offers many types of virtual programs for our aphasia community.

There are groups for support and connection, educational and training opportunities, special guest presentations and so much more.

Below is a snapshot of some of the virtual groups offered. Note that some groups are held once a month. Others are held more often. Please see our weekly calendar for days/times and to learn more about our groups.

The Impact of Stress and Emotion on Speech and Swallow

The National Aphasia Association and Open Lines Speech and Communication PC presents a new online group: The Impact of Stress and Emotion on Speech and Swallow. This group offers specialized support for people with aphasia who experience increased difficulty with thinking, processing, speaking, and/or swallowing when under stress or when feeling anxious, frustrated, depressed, apathetic, or other mental/emotional … Continued

Journey Through Speech Conversation Group

Group: Journey Through Speech Topic: Learn about travel and culture as we share facts, stories, and photos. Leaders: Craig Smith and Genevieve Richardson When: The first Friday of each month from 1-2pm EST Where: We meet virtually on Zoom How: Please fill out THIS FORM to be added to the email list. We will send … Continued

Black American Aphasia Conversation Group

The Black American Aphasia Conversation Group is a place for Black people with aphasia to share their stories, provide support, encourage meditative reflection, and brainstorm ways to advocate for relevant policies. This diverse, inclusive, aphasia-friendly group will discuss the unique challenges and gifts we share due to our experiences with disability and race, and is … Continued

Event Series Movie Mondays

Movie Mondays: Still Sophie

For 5 consecutive Mondays, the NAA will host an aphasia themed film on our Zoom webinar account.  In some cases, there will be an introduction or followup Q&A with the film representative/star.   Monday, June 10, 2024:  Still Sophie Four and a half years ago, young talent Sophia Salveson's life changed forever. Doctors said she … Continued

Event Series Parenting With Aphasia

Parenting With Aphasia

Parenting is no easy feat, but can be particularly challenging when one parent has aphasia. Parenting with Aphasia meets virtually once a month, inviting parents with kids of all ages to join together in a safe, non-judgmental space to share experiences, receive positive peer support, and learn more about how other parents are navigating the highs and lows of modern-day parenting when aphasia is along for the ride. This group is … Continued

Mindfulness Meditation for People with Aphasia

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for centuries by Buddhists. It took hold in this country in the 1970s. Perhaps the most influential proponent has been Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., who founded the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic and Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.   The Introduction … Continued

Event Series Ask the Expert Webinars

Ask the Expert

What: “Ask the Expert”, a free, interactive webinar hosted by the National Aphasia Association. June is Aphasia Awareness Month, so we will be answering our most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about aphasia. Who: Our expert for our June event is Maura Silverman, the Executive Director of the NAA. When: Thursday June 13 from 7-8pm Eastern Time. … Continued