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You’re not alone in your fight!
Our speech therapy resources for adults help you locate support groups that provide opportunities for socialization, practicing therapy strategies, and education & resources. 


These groups are geared towards adults, but it is your responsibility to verify who the group is for, the location and meeting times. This is definitely not an all-inclusive list. If you have a local speech therapy support group for adults that’s not listed here, please contact RESPOND to share your group with us!

Local Groups

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Chattanooga, TN offers support groups for aphasia, Parkinson’s, and stroke/neuro. Check out Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital's meeting calendar for more information.

Parkinson’s Support group at Cleveland Family YMCA (220 Urbane Rd NE, Cleveland, TN 37312)
Meets on the  2nd Wednesday of every month at 5 p.m. Contact Megan Vermeer at 423.877.3517 or to verify meeting information.

National MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society helps people with MS to “live their best lives.” They have society chapters all across the United States, including a Chattanooga-Area Self Help Group.

Chattanooga Brain Injury Association offers a wealth of information to survivors of brain injury and their families. They offer support groups in Chattanooga & Cleveland, TN. Call Lisa Morgan at (423) 634-1572 (phone) / (423) 413-3203 (cell) or

National Groups

National Aphasia Association  
The 1st national organization dedicated to advocating for persons with aphasia and their families. Their website provides lots of information on aphasia research, education, rehabilitation, advocacy services, and Online Aphasia Community Resources.

Aphasia Recovery Connection
This group is just super cool and I’m not just saying that because I got to meet the founders. They really take their mission to improve the lives of people with aphasia & their families seriously. Visit Aphasia Recovery Connection on on the web & Facebook.

National Parkinson’s Foundation
The National Parkinson’s Foundation has a mission to improve care for people with PD and advance the research towards a cure. Check out their Resources & Support for living with Parkinson’s

Caregiver Support
Caregivers commit their lives to caring for their loved ones. So who cares for caregivers? gives caregivers the access to information & resources they need to continue in their labor of love and not feel so alone. 

Faces of Aphasia
This is a website dedicated to bringing awareness to aphasia and giving those who have aphasia, care for someone with aphasia, or treat those with aphasia a platform to voice their stories.
Read others' stories and post your own!