June is Aphasia Awareness Month


Aphasia is the partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain caused by injury, stroke or disease. People with aphasia are intelligent and know what they want to say, but may have problems speaking, understanding speech, using numbers or reading and writing. These difficulties can range from mild to severe in nature.
York Durham Aphasia Centre (YDAC), a program of March of Dimes Canada, is holding a series of fundraisers throughout June and hosting Aphasia Camp in September, to help raise awareness of aphasia.  


On various dates throughout June, YDAC will be holding Walk 'n' Roll fundraisers to help celebrate Aphasia Awareness Month.

Find out about a Walk’n’Roll for Aphasia event near you at:

Aphasia Camp

Since 2008, March of Dimes Canada has partnered with other community organizations to host Aphasia Camp, a recreational and relaxing weekend camp retreat for people with aphasia and their friends. YDAC, March of Dimes Canada, and University of Toronto, is proud to be hosting Aphasia Camp 2013, September 20-22, 2013 at Jackson’s Point!
Application forms are now available!

Stroke Recovery Canada® Strokeathon

June 16, 2013

Another way to celebrate aphasia month is to be part of Stroke Recovery Canada® “Strokeathon” swimming event, on Sunday, June 16, 2013, between 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. We will be raising funds and awareness at North York YMCA, 567 Sheppard Ave. East (Bayview and Sheppard), Toronto, Ontario. You can also participate at your local pool and celebrate with us by being part of our online community and registering at Strokeathon’s event website.


“Voices of Aphasia” by National Aphasia Association

Spread the word about Aphasia. Watch the short-video series “Voices of Aphasia” by National Aphasia Association.

York-Durham Aphasia Centre (YDAC), a program of March of Dimes Canada, offers services and programs for people affected by aphasia and other social communication disabilities due to stroke, traumatic brain injury or neurological diseases.  Our agency promotes aphasia awareness, education and research. 

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