2 million people in the United States have aphasia, but 84.5% of Americans state that they’ve never heard the term “aphasia.” This fact needs to change immediately to pave the way for better communication experiences for people living with aphasia. Get ready because it’s time for Aphasia Awareness Month.
We need everyone to talk about aphasia for the next 30 days because the more people know, the easier it will be for people with aphasia to move through the day-to-day world. Simple interactions that people may take for granted, such as getting service in a store or ordering in a restaurant, can become sources of stress when you have problems with communication.
Test Your Knowledge
Test your own knowledge of best communication tips, and then post your score on Facebook or Twitter along with a link to our 12-question quiz (we promise that it’s quick!) so others can test their knowledge, too: http://bit.ly/2E46ybX
Spread Our Quiz
We’d love for 2 million people to take our quiz, so let’s see how far we can have it go together. We’ve made it simple to spread the quiz to your friends and family. All you need to do is click on the image below to go directly to our Facebook or Twitter post. Once you’re there, hit “share” or “retweet” and you’re done!
Or, if you have more time, you can cut-and-paste the following onto your favorite social media platform:
#TalkAboutAphasia by talking with people who have aphasia. Test your communication knowledge with this quiz and help @NatAphasiaAssoc spread #aphasiaawareness: http://bit.ly/2E46ybX
Either option gets the word out there, so encourage your friends and family to keep spreading the quiz. We need to get the words outside the aphasia community to that 84.5%.
Special for Aphasia Awareness Month
This month, we’re increasing our newsletter publishing schedule to every week for the month of June. We’ll be covering local aphasia events and programming. Plus we’re rolling out four posts specifically about aphasia and the fine arts.
Welcome to Aphasia Awareness Month. Please help us spread the quiz, and let’s increase the number of people who know about aphasia so we can generate more understanding in this world.