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About Us


What is Aphasia

Aphasia is a language difficulty caused by damage to the brain. People with aphasia may have difficulty with:

Talking and Listening
Reading and Writing
Using numbers
Using gestures

Our History

The Australian Aphasia Association (AAA) is a not-for-profit support and advocacy association and registered charity for people with aphasia, their families, and the professionals who help them. The AAA was established in 2000 and supports families and members from all states and territories across Australia.

The Executive Team

The Board consists of Professor Linda Worrall (Chair), Associate Professor Deborah Hersh (Deputy Chair), Damir Muftic, Bruce Aisthorpe, Kathryn Pettigrove, Claire Hession, Frankie Banszki, and Claire Bennington.

Your Aphasia Community

Aphasia Discussion Board
Aphasia Groups
Wednesday With Words
Our hard work in 2019 - 2020

raising awareness of aphasia

3
new resources
25
active volunteers
Our three most popular memberships

Memberships

Individual with Aphasia

$20
This membership category is open to everyone with aphasia, care-giver, friends or family member.
  • Your membership includes:

  • Access to the membership section

  • Aphasia Link newsletters

  • Discounted event registration fees

  • And much more!

Family and Friends

$25
This membership category is for a person with aphasia, and up to 3 other family members or friends.
  • Your membership includes:

  • Access to the membership section

  • Aphasia Link newsletters

  • Discounted event registration fees

  • And much more!

Health Professionals

$40
Membership for Speech Pathologists and other Allied Health Professionals with an interest in aphasia.
  • Your membership includes:

  • Access to the membership section

  • Aphasia Link newsletters

  • Discounted event registration fees

  • Resources for health professionals

Keep up to date with the australian aphasia association

Our Latest News

Supporting you Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Our community is going through a health crisis called the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The situation is changing every day. It is important to stay up-to-date with community health instructions from …

Our Strategic Plan 2020

Take a look at our Strategic Plan for 2020. Our Strategic Plan outlines what we propose to do this year to improve the association for individuals with aphasia, and the …

NEW! Aphasia Discussion Board

Take a look at this exciting new feature on our website! A discussion board has been added for the public to engage with. You can discuss current topics relating to …

Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for individuals keen to join the Australian Aphasia Association as Promotional Committee Members and Fundraising Committee Members. These roles may involve organising fundraising events, working with community …