*Return to Life
Danniella Muheim was an accomplished and brilliant engineer who worked at NASA on the James Webb Space Telescope team. Dannie suffered a stroke in 2012 at the age of 46. She returned to part-time work at NASA in 2014 and was an active member of Voices of Hope for Aphasia.
Dannie was passionate about educating people about aphasia, and supporting and inspiring people with aphasia to return to life! Dannie passed away in 2015 but left a generous bequest to Voices of Hope for Aphasia. We hope to honor her with this initiative!
Provide hands-on training and support for people with aphasia and their families in the use of technology in a fun and social environment.
Technology may be used to augment communication, for home practice, for connecting with friends and family, or to return to work and life activities.
EXPLORER Lab – Our Explorer Lab provides hands-on, one-on-one training opportunities for people living with aphasia. A variety of tools and technology are available for people with aphasia and their families to experiment with and explore. Members can sign up for on-going training and customization of AAC devices issued by other SLPs.
MISSION TRAINING Sessions – Group learning and technology sharing sessions facilitated by a trained professional. Learn more about how to leverage technology and improve communication in these friendly group sessions. Members are encouraged to share their favorite apps and other technology supports that facilitate return to life and work activities.
LAUNCH Programs – Encouraging participation in the world and returning to life with technology supports. These planned community outings allow members to use the skills and assistive technology tools learned in our Explorer Lab and Mission Training Sessions in the local community; i.e. restaurants, grocery stores, tours of science museums, etc.
TELE:SCOPE Grants – TECHNOLOGY ENHANCING LIVES EVERYDAY: SOCIAL, COMMUNICATION, OCCUPATION, PERSONAL, EDUCATION. Grants are available to assist people with aphasia purchase technology devices* that will help them participate in life and return to work.
The Daniella Muheim STARS Program is scheduled to launch on Wednesday June 28th, 2017. Join us for a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and technology demonstrations from 10:30AM – 11:30AM at the Sunshine Center in downtown St Petersburg, FL. RSVP by visiting our Facebook Event page now!