We provide Virtual Aphasia Services in Eastern Ontario
Individual, Group, and Family/Caregiver Support in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario
We need new monthly donors!
Help support the ACO this November 29th by becoming
With 1 click you can officially say that you have made an impact on the lives of those living with Aphasia.
Without the Aphasia Centre of Ottawa, living with Aphasia is just plain ……isolating
Help us on our mission to reach everyone living with Aphasia!
What is Aphasia?
Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder. A person with aphasia may find it difficult to speak, understand spoken words, to read and to write.
We are a community-based centre providing unique services dedicated to long-term speech-language therapy, counselling, advocacy and empowerment for people with aphasia and their families.
Aphasia can happen at any age. Aphasia is often invisible. People with aphasia are intelligent and capable and need to be heard.
The Aphasia Centre of Ottawa is honoured to have our Executive Director Gillian Gailey become a recipient of the 2022 Order of Ottawa Award.
This prestigious award “recognizes exceptional residents who have made a significant contribution in a professional capacity in many areas of city life, including arts and culture, business, community service, education, entrepreneurship, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment or other fields that benefit the residents of Ottawa.” – ottawa.ca
Gillian has dedicated over 30 years of her life making a difference in the lives of those is your community living with Aphasia.
Who We Help
For the thousands of families that are impacted by Aphasia, we are a critical resource for their daily living.
Living with Aphasia comes with challenges. The ACO helps you with virtual group programs specifically tailored to making communication easier. We help you get the WORD out.
Aphasia doesn’t stop at the individual, it affects the whole FAMILY. We help families and caregivers in two ways. We help them learn the skills and techniques to renew their communication with their loved one while also supporting them in good times and bad times.
With professional education and seminars geared at community service providers, we help spread the word. Understanding the affects of Aphasia goes a long way to creating a welcoming community
Who Supports Us
The ACO is a not-for-profit with the goal of making Aphasia easier to live with.
We do that by:
- Reducing isolation
- Improving communication with families
- Communication education
To make a difference, we employ professional Social Workers, Speech Language Pathologist, Communicative Disorders Assistant, and Volunteers. These individuals make the difference everyday. They do this with funding from amazing Individuals and the following Sponsor Corporations.
How do I get Aphasia Services?
With Virtual services, we can get started very quickly.
Follow these steps to get started:
Email the form to [email protected]
The main ACO email address is the best way to get a your referral in the door.
Virtual Intake Assessment
We will help you determine your needs and which virtual services are a best fit for you.
Use our online virtual services portal to get your services from the comfort of your own home.
Sign up to be the first to know when Giving Tuesday starts
You’ll also get information and news on Aphasia, our fundraisers, and events!