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, Kim Beesley, Claire Hession, Frankie Banszki, and Claire Bennington.

Your Aphasia Community

Be Part of Aphasia Research
Online Aphasia Group (Zoom)
Aphasia Discussion Board
Community Aphasia Groups
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

Speech Pathology Week

This week is Speech Pathology Week (23-29 August). The theme this year is communicating with confidence! Speech Pathologists are able to help people, including people with aphasia, communicate with confidence.

Join the AAA Board of Directors

The Australian Aphasia Association is looking for 2 new Board of Directors If you are interested and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity to help lead the …

Online Aphasia Group – Join Us!

Members are invited to join our Online Aphasia Group! You can sign up for free by clicking this link: https://aphasia.org.au/members/online-aphasia-group/. Let us know if you would like some support to …

Relaunching our 1800-APHASIA phone service

Do you have some questions about aphasia? Would you like to know more about what the Australian Aphasia Association does? Give us a call on 1800 APHASIA (1800 274 274) …

National Volunteer Week 2020

This week is National Volunteer Week (18th to 24th May 2020). The Australian Aphasia Association is here today due to the hard work of all our volunteers over the past …

AAA Conference Update

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we have made the decision to postpone our 2020 National Australian Aphasia Association Conference in Melbourne. The above video was recorded by conference committee …

Mother’s Day with the Entertainment Book

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 10th May 2020. Support our association and your local community with a digital Entertainment Book for Mother’s Day.Purchase here by the 10th May 2020, and …

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 instructions from the Australian …