University of Michigan Aphasia Community (UMAC)

University of Michigan Aphasia Community (UMAC – formerly ACE) is a group communication program where you can meet others with aphasia, while boosting your language skills in a supportive environment. All members of the aphasia community are welcome and invited to join us.

Program Highlights

  • High-quality, low-cost group enrichment.
  • Variety of group sizes, topics and skill building.
  • Run by licensed Speech Language Pathologists.
  • Currently run as a virtual program - join from the comfort of home.
  • Increased confidence in community participation.
  • Emphasizes functional communication for those of all communication abilities.

For more information contact us at (734) 764-8440. To register, fill out our Secure Online UMAC Application. 

Upcoming Dates and Details

2023 Dates
  • January: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • February: 1, 8. 15, 22
  • March: 1, 8, 15, 22 (No UMAC on 3/29)
  • April: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • May: 3, 10, 17, 24 (No UMAC on 5/31)
  • June: 7, 14, 21, 28
  • July: 12, 19, 26, and 8/2
  • August: 9, 16, 23, 30
  • September: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • October: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • November: 1, 8, 15, 22
  • December: 11/29, 6, 13, 20

Each UMAC meeting is scheduled for 2 - 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and is currently offered online via Zoom.

The group typically runs in monthly, four-week sessions. However, you can join the group at anytime — you don't have to wait for another monthly session to begin.

Contact us online or call (734) 764-8440 to learn more about upcoming dates.


$140, which includes 4 sessions (no refunds for missed sessions).


Online via Zoom

Secure Online UMAC Application

Session Details

Attendance at all sessions is recommended, but you’re welcome to attend whichever sessions work best for you. Registration is required. Each session is typically broken into two segments, but depends on group size:

  • First part: Large Communication Group 
    Talk with your peers about current events, share personal stories and take part in language building activities. Participants often become friends and provide each other with ongoing emotional and social support.
  • Second part: Smaller Communication Group 
    This specialized session targets verbal expression, multimodal communication and auditory comprehension through creative activities. In the past, members participated in an aphasia friendly toastmaster group while others used technology to improve their communication skills. Upcoming sessions will include a book club.

Facilitated by a certified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), a clinical fellow, interns, and volunteers.

Register Today!

To register, fill out the Secure Online UMAC Application. If you need assistance, please contact us at (734) 764-8440.