In the first year of the Master of Speech Pathology, students at the University of Melbourne attend a supported communication workshop at St Vincent’s’ Hospital. During this workshop we learn about the prevalence of aphasia and meet people living with the condition.
This left us with a burning question: how can we make our society accessible to people with aphasia if nobody knows what it is?
In 2016 we set out to change that. Our goal was to raise awareness and funds for the Australian Aphasia Association by challenging ourselves to participate in the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival.
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Become a member of the Australian Aphasia Association for support access and to help us to raise awareness about aphasia. As a member, you will have access to the latest research in aphasia management and detection, receive a monthly newsletter as well as key updates on events and opportunities.
Other benefits include:
- Receive regular newsletters and access to member-only information about Aphasia;
- Benefit from discounted registration fees to attend national and local conferences and events;
- Access to the members-only virtual coffee group to share ideas, information and personal stories with others from the aphasia community.
Help support the Australian Aphasia Association by becoming a volunteer. Volunteering provides an opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and give something back to your community.