UMass Amherst Stroke and Aphasia Awareness Project

Founded and promoted by 2nd year graduate students in the Speech Language Pathology Program in the Dept. of Communication Disorders, the Stroke and Aphasia Awareness Project promotes community education on topics related to risk, prevention, awareness and treatment of stroke and aphasia. Past events have included an annual Walk for Aphasia, workshops on stroke and aphasia that include a panel of stroke survivors, and creation and dissemination of a website, brochures and digital stories that raise awareness of stroke and aphasia and chronicle the resilience of stroke survivors. The 2013 events include the screening of the film "9000 Needles" on Saturday, April 13th 1-4 pm in Campus Center 101 and the 4th annual Walk and Roll for Aphasia Awareness that will begin in Sweetser Park in downtown Amherst on Saturday, April 20th at 10 am.

Program Type: 

Impact Area: 

Program Participation: 

Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

April 11, 2009

Partner(s): 

United States

Program Director: 

Jacquie Kurland

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Jacquie Kurland

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

School of Public Health and Health Sciences/Communication Disorders

Assessment Mechanism: 

No