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PHILADELPHIA (April 25, 2012) – MossRehab's Aphasia Center in Elkins Park will receive an Award for Continuing Excellence from the Inglis Foundation, the renowned Philadelphia institution devoted to helping those with disabilities and those who care for them to live life to the fullest. The Award, which comes with $12,500, honors the outstanding performance of non-profit organizations in the Philadelphia region that enhance the quality of life for people with physical disabilities, and by doing so support the Inglis mission.
The award will be given May 15 at a ceremony at Inglis House located at 2600 Belmont Ave., Philadelphia.
MossRehab’s Aphasia Center meets the long-term communication and psychosocial needs of people affected by aphasia – a physical disability (usually the result of a brain injury due to stroke or accident) that affects a person’s ability to speak, write, read and comprehend speech. Aphasia Center clients receive information and peer support, as well as participate in cutting edge research and out-patient therapy. The Aphasia Activity Center helps clients regain their communication skills through a variety of group classes and state-of-the-art technology including MossTalkWords®, an innovative software program developed by MossRehab’s researchers and clinicians that utilizes images and other varying cues to help rebuild vocabulary.
The Legal Clinic for the Disabled, The Self Determining Housing Project, and HelpHopeLive also received an Award for Continuing Excellence this year.
"The Awards Review Committee salutes the high caliber work and unique ways of meeting the needs of people with physical disabilities presented by this year’s recipients," said Continuing Excellence Review Committee Chairman Suzanne Rotondo. "The winning organizations’ commitment to helping this under-served population is truly impressive."