Today is the first day of Aphasia Awareness Month! We're excited to partner with two non-profit organizations supporting aphasia, AphasiaAccess and the National Aphasia Association, for a special advocacy campaign called: "Finding Words." The campaign aims to raise awareness of aphasia by collecting user-generated stories with the prompt, what one word would you use to describe aphasia and why? Lingraphica and its partners are encouraging all individuals touched by aphasia to submit their answers to this question.
In this post, learn how to join our Finding Words campaign and submit your answer for our Aphasia Awareness Month campaign.
Need some inspiration? Check out these aphasia resources and stories:
- Read all of the aphasia stories on Faces of Aphasia
- Learn the answers to the four most common questions about aphasia
- Understand the six different types of aphasia
The Finding Words campaign is open to all individuals touched by aphasia including caregivers, clinicians, medical professionals, support groups, aphasia centers and more. Follow the directions below to submit your story.
Step 1: Visit www.facesofaphasia.com
Visit the homepage of the campaign and review all of the story submissions. You'll find inspiration from many different faces!
Step 2: Click "Submit Your Story"
Click the top blue, "Submit Your Story" button. You'll be directed to a form where you can submit your answer to, what one word would you use to describe aphasia and why? You can also click the button below to be re-directed to the site and submit a story.
Step 3: Write Your Response to the Prompt
In addition to the answer to your question, don't forget to include your photo and an email address. We will email participants aphasia-related news throughout the month of June. Plus, when you submit a story you have a chance to appear in the "Finding Words" E-book to be released at the end of the month.
Step 4: Share on Social Media
Once your story is approved (this process usually takes 24 hours) share it on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram account using the hashtag #AphasiaAwareness. Please note, Lingraphica and its partners may share your story on their own social media pages.
Step 5: Wait for the eBook
At the end of the month we will release an eBook featuring a collection of stories, quotes, and post about aphasia. The eBook is free to download and will be made available to all Finding Words participants.Here are some pointers to make your story amazing:
- Include a picture that shows your personality
- Encourage other posters by clicking the heart button on their posts or adding an encouraging comment
- Sign up for more aphasia updates and news on the homepage
We can't wait to see all of the stories collected this month! Don't wait to participate! If you have any questions about the campaign, please call 888-274-2742 or email firstname.lastname@example.org