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Disability Experiences

Disability Specific: Aphasia

Disability Experiences provides a place for you to express information about yourself, your experiences, stories, poetry, art, music, dance, advice or other creative writing. This collection of writings and websites have been submitted by our community or link to websites that share the personal disability experiences of people with disabilities. This section offers individuals a chance to experience other's ideas and thoughts. Also, if you wish to submit your own writing or website, please click on our Personal Experiences Form or Share Your Knowledge.

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Aphasia Hope Foundation: Share your Experiences with others through Aphasia Hope regarding different therapies, what worked, what didn't work, exercises that can be done at home ... Read the experience of one caregiver after 18 years of her husband's stroke and recovery.

National Aphasia Association: My Story is a place where YOU can share YOUR struggles, triumphs and hopes with this often frustrating and misunderstood disorder. Read personal stories and educate others about Aphasia.

Struck Dumb is a collaboratively written play based on the firsthand experience of stroke by one of the authors, Joe Chaikin. Chaikin, when about 50 years old, suffered a stroke during an operation for a faulty heart valve, which left him aphasic. Information about the play is located on the co-author, Van Itallie's website. You will need to scroll down to the play "Struck Dumb and click on the link for more information about this play.

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