"The purpose in creating I AM is that people with Aphasia have little or no voice in most of the existing Aphasia organizations. This means that others - however well-intentioned doctors, academics or clinicians who see us primarily as patients or persons with a disability - are speaking for us and telling us what we need or want. We are second-class citizens within our own country - we literally have no voice.
It is the time for us to join together; to make sure that the citizens of the country of Aphasia are heard and respected for what we are - equal citizens of the world community with the right to a full and fulfilling life experience."
Mission Statement from Harvey Alter, Founder of IAM