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Thursday, April 8, 2010

York-Durham Aphasia Centre

As of April 1, 2010, the York-Durham Aphasia Centre (YDAC) has become a program of March of Dimes Canada.
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What is Aphasia?

   [hear pronunciation]  (ə-fā'zhə)

Aphasia is the 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, stroke or disease. People with aphasia may have problems speaking, understanding speech, using numbers or reading and writing. These difficulties can range from mild to severe in nature.

The condition causes communication challenges, but is not a sign of reduced intelligence. Aphasia does not affect the ability to think, reason, or understand. Rather, people with aphasia know what they want to say, but have trouble putting their thoughts into words.

Approximately 20% of stroke survivors will have aphasia; or an estimated 40,000 people in Ontario alone.

The York-Durham Aphasia Centre (YDAC) offers services and programs for people touched by aphasia and related communication disorders. Group communication programs help clients re-enter community life, one step at a time. On a wider scale, YDAC promotes aphasia awareness, education and research. YDAC helps to knit these local and wider-ranging groups and interests into a broad aphasia community.

Learn more about the York-Durham Aphasia Centre (YDAC) program

Contact Us


Main Office Phone # (Stouffville office)
Toll free1-866-580-9322

Fax # (Stouffville office)

Mailing Address:York-Durham Aphasia Centre, a program of March of Dimes Canada
Parkview Village
12184 9th Line
Stouffville L4A 3N6
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