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Who are the participants
    ACFC's mission is to provide an environment where persons with communication disorders can continue to optimize their communication skills and their recovery. The following is a thumbnail description of ACFC participants. You are encouraged to 'drop-in', meet the participants, and see if ACFC might have something unique to offer you.
  • Participants who have communication disorders such as aphasia, apraxia, and/or dysarthria successfully participate in ACFC programs regardless of their communication skills. Medical conditions affecting our participants' communication skills include stroke, Parkinson's, muscular dystrophy, and primary progressive aphasia (PPA).

  • Participants who are alert, able to track conversation, and who are comfortable in a group setting enjoy ACFC's aphasia-friendly environment.

  • Participants whose communication skills are limited to a combination of gestures, facial expressions, body language, drawing/writing, phonemes/sounds, and/or augmentative communication devices experience the encouragement and support of the ACFC community.

  • Participants and their care partner frequently participate in ACFC programs together. Other participants participate independently. They are all cheerleaders for one another.

  • Participants and care partners include an electrician, professors, musicians, contractor, CPA, psychotherapist, social worker, nurse, homemaker, nutritionist, news editor, law school student. Aphasia is not age, gender, or talent specific.

 


Aphasia Community Friendship Center
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The Aphasia Community Friendship Center (ACFC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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