a·pha·sia (ay-faze-yuh) n. 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 or disease.
The Aphasia New Zealand (AphasiaNZ) Charitable Trust is a national organisation and registered charity, providing services, support, education, information and advocacy for the estimated 16,000 New Zealanders living with aphasia.
Our aim is to assist people with aphasia, their families, extended whanau, and the wider community to communicate effectively and reduce the barriers faced by people with aphasia.
We offer a range of resources, information, education and training programs which can be tailored to your needs.
'Friends of AphasiaNZ' status is open to individuals, families, not-for-profit groups and organisations so please contact us as we welcome your interest and support.
To empower people with aphasia to participate in their own communities.
The Aphasia New Zealand (AphasiaNZ) Charitable Trust database contains the details you submit to us via our online registration form.
A successful conference was held in Auckland on the 19th and 20th of November 2015.
140 people attended including people with aphasia, their spouse and family, Speech-language Therapists, and other professionals and those working with people with aphasia.
Our international keynote speaker Dr. Amy Rodriguez from the USA was a highlight for many.
Information about a 2017 conference will be advised in due course.
New Zealand Stroke and Aphasia Handbook
The updated 2015 New Zealand Stroke and Aphasia Handbook is available at a cost of $35 per copy. However, it is a free resource to people or groups who become 'Friends of AphasiaNZ'. Contact us today for more information.