The Advancing Aphasia Research Fund (AARF) is focused on research that will help people with aphasia make better recoveries. For example,our studies have demonstrated that even those who had a stroke years before can still make significant gains. We are currently investigating the effects of short but intensive treatments, of the benefits of group work, and improving reading and writing skills. People who participate in our studies tend to be more confident about their skills and some have returned to work. We appreciate all of you who have or who would like to contribute to this work.