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.
  • 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

2019 Dates

Each meeting time is scheduled for 9 – 11:45 a.m. on Wednesdays on the following dates:

  • March: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • April: 3, 10, 17, 24
  • May: 1, 8, 15, 22
  • June: 5, 12, 19, 26
  • September: 4, 11, 18, 25
  • October: 2, 9, 16, 23
  • November: 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20
  • December: 4, 11, 18 (shortened session)

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.

Cost

$140 for four sessions. Registration fees are due at the time of registration to reserve your spot.

Location

U-M Facilities Planning and Development Bldg
2101 Commonwealth Blvd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Suite B, conference rooms 1301 and 1309. (Suite B doors face Commonwealth Blvd, near the flag poles.)

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:

  • 9-10:30 a.m.: 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.
  • 10:30-11:45 a.m.: 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.