Resources for People with Aphasia

MnCAN strives to support people with aphasia to reach their communicative potential and engage in their communities. One MnCAN goal is to connect people with aphasia to each other and to other resources where they live.

Aphasia Recovery Connection  (ARC)

A great way for people with aphasia to connect through social media. Check out this site!  

www.aphasiarecoveryconnection.org/home.html

A short talk from the two young creators of ARC who are recovering from aphasia.

Aphasia Software Finder

An aphasia friendly resource for locating apps and software.  It is developed and maintained in Great Britain so there are slight language differences.

www.aphasiasoftwarefinder.org

Mayo Clinic Health Systems Aphasia Camp

Experience this three day camp in Northern Wisconsin for people with aphasia and their care partners.  Many past participants have called it “life changing.”  Very affordable.

Call 715-838-1725; or www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org

Stroke Smart

A great newsletter for stroke survivors.

www.strokesmart.org

Minnesota Aphasia Programs List

Taken from information compiled February 2013;  Providers: if you have updates for this list, please contact Julia@mncan.org or 612-524-8802. (last update: 6/13/15)

TWIN CITIES METRO AREA:

Coffee and Conversation
The Stroke Center@North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale
Mondays 10:00-11:30; Drop-in/No fee
Contact Gail Lommen 763-581-3536 or email: Gail.Lommen@NorthMemorial.com

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute Aphasia Communication Group
Golden Valley
Contact Elise Ericksen 612-775-2676 or email: elise.ericksen@allina.com

INSPIRE Program through Park Nicollet
St Louis Park
A variety of programs for stroke survivors from conversation groups, caregiver support groups and more.  Call 952-93-6789 or email Karen.bjorgan@parknicollet.com

Intensive Aphasia Program at North Memorial
Maple Grove
This four week program offers 18.5 hours of intense, comprehensive aphasia therapy each week.  Application is required since the program is offered only four times per year. Contact Gail Lommen 763-581-3536; online application available at: www.northmemorial.com

Minnesota Connect Aphasia Now   (MnCAN)
Burnsville, St Paul, Roseville, Wayzata, Waconia, Lester Prairie, Rochester
Nine weekly aphasia conversation groups in the metro area and beyond.  See www.mncan.org for more information
or call 612-525-8802

Regions Hospital Communication Practice Group
St Paul
Contact Evan Page 651-254-2066 or evan.b.page@healthpartners.com

Robbinsdale Adult Academic Disability Program
Offices in Golden Valley and New Hope
Free classes in reading, speaking, writing and math for adults who have had a brain injury or stroke.   Call  763-504-8300 or  see website – Adult Academic Disability Program

GREATER MINNESOTA AREA:

Aphasia  Literacy Group
RiverView Healthcare Rehab; Focuses on reading and writing skills
Crookston
Contact:  Marie Johnstad 218-281-9438 or email: mjohnstad@riverviewhealth.org

“Let’s Talk Again” Group Communication Program
St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud
Contact Jodel L. Page at 320-308-2200 or email:
jlcarrigan@stcloudstate.edu and/or
Dr. Rangamani at 320-308-5769 or email:
gnrangamani@stcloudstate.edu

Minnesota State University Mankato (MNSU) Aphasia Group
Mankato
Contact Sheen Chiou at 507-380-5840 or email hsinhuei.chiou@mnsu.edu