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Aphasia NZ Charitable Trust

Aphasia
 
 

Organisation:

AphasiaNZ

Vision and Mission

(a)    To promote and support the participation of people with aphasia in their own communities

(b)   To increase public and professional awareness of aphasia through education of communities

(c)    To act as a national influence group to attract funding, media attention, and campaign for public policy change

(d)   To act as an independent source of information for people with aphasia, families/whanau, health professionals, and the greater public

(e)   To facilitate support for people with aphasia and their families/whanau and friends

Area services provided

National – based in Tauranga.

Services provided

CAA (Community Aphasia Advisor) expert field officer service, group support; individual support; whanau support; community education workshops; resource library including iPad and laptop loaning; service coordination.

Resources available (eg brochures, websites, venues for use etc...

Brochures; NZ Stroke and Aphasia handbook (only book of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere); aphasia and communication resources and posters.

Referral procedure

Self-referral or referrals from health professionals are accepted (GPs, hospitals, Stroke Foundation etc.)  Email us for a referral form.

Booking procedure

N/A

Fees:

No cost – supporters can become a ‘Friend of AphasiaNZ’ for a small donation.

Contact information for various services

Suite 3, 36 Cameron Road, Tauranga 3110
PO Box 13435, Tauranga Central 3141
Phone 0508 274 274 Email info@aphasia.org.nz

Any other relevant information for the Network

75% of people who suffer from and acquire aphasia are aged 60+.  We have at least 17,000 people in NZ with stroke-acquired aphasia.


 

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