ACO is dedicated to facilitating the inclusion of people with aphasia in family and community life by bridging the communication gap.
Joyce Ford, Social Worker
In her past endeavors Joyce has been a self-employed business owner running her own Montessori school in Kanata. After her business experience, she held various jobs with Inuit organizations in Ottawa including as an employment counselor and a health policy adviser.
Joyce received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Carleton University in 2017 and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. Joyce is also pursuing her certification in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) for couples.
Sophia Mengad, Speech-Language Pathologist
Sophia is a speech-language pathologist. She has a Master of Health Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Ottawa (2017). She is a member of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA). After completing an internship here and graduating from the S-LP program at the University of Ottawa, Sophia joined the ACO team as a bilingual therapist who leads individual and group therapy sessions with people who have aphasia.
Evelyn Weger, Social Worker
Evelyn is a registered Social Worker and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers Provincial Board of Directors. Evelyn graduated with a BA and a BSW from the University of Victoria and her MSW from Carleton University. Throughout her career she has dedicated herself to empowering people through counseling, advocacy, education and resources.