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It is estimated that at least 17,000 New Zealanders have stroke-acquired aphasia. Anyone can acquire aphasia, including children. It affects not only the person with aphasia, but also their families and friends, and people in their community



a·pha·sia (ay-faze-yuh) n. Partial or total loss of the ability to articulate ideas or comprehend spoken or written language, resulting from damage to the brain caused by injury or disease.

The Aphasia New Zealand (AphasiaNZ) Charitable Trust is a national organisation and registered charity, providing support services, resources, education, and information for anyone in New Zealand living with or affected by aphasia.

Our aim is to assist people with aphasia, their families, extended whanau, and the wider community to communicate effectively and reduce the barriers faced by people with aphasia.

We offer a range of resources, information, and education and training programs which can be tailored to your needs.

'Friends of AphasiaNZ' status is open to individuals, families, not-for-profit groups and businesses so please contact us as we welcome your interest and support.  When you join as a 'Friend' you will receive a copy of version 4 of the NZ Stroke and Aphasia Handbook, printed in November 2018.


To empower people with aphasia to participate in their own communities.

Newsletter and E-Updates

The Aphasia New Zealand (AphasiaNZ) Charitable Trust's database contains the details you submit to us via our online registration form.

AphasiaNZ Workshops, Aphasia Days and Conferences

A successful AphasiaNZ Biennial Conference was held in Auckland on the 19th and 20th of November 2015. 140 people with aphasia, spouses and family members, professionals, and students attended.

AphasiaNZ will not be holding large biennial conferences in the future. Instead, we are focusing on delivering more frequent regional events which we call Aphasia Days.

Go to our conference page for more information.

Version 4 of the New Zealand Stroke and Aphasia Handbook

The new November 2018 edition of New Zealand Stroke and Aphasia handbook is now available. Specifically for people living in New Zealand, this comprehensive book provides important information for people who have aphasia and their families.  It's also a great resource for professionals working with people with aphasia.  This edition contains MORE information which is specific for New Zealanders adjusting to life with aphasia after stroke.

This is a free resource to 'Friends of AphasiaNZ'. Contact us today to find out how to become a 'Friend'. Copies are also available for $35 each.

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