Stroke Education

Join the region's leading stroke specialists as the American Stroke Foundation and The University of Kansas Health System partner the stroke education speaker series as part of the American Stroke Foundation's Next Step program. Learn more about our upcoming programs. Space is limited for these free events.

Patient Resources

Education and information for you

Strokes are life-altering events for both the patient and his or her family. Information about stroke as well as how to recover from one or prevent another one and available support services will help patients and their families navigate uncharted territory.

Turning Point

The University of Kansas Health System partners with Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing to provide support for chronically ill patients and their families battling stroke, cancer, chronic heart failure, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), fibromyalgia, kidney disease, diabetes and other diseases.

The organization also works with caregivers to give them knowledge, coping techniques and support beyond care traditionally provided in a hospital setting. Here, patients with serious or chronic illnesses find additional services and programs that address the psychological, social, emotional and physical needs that accompany their illnesses.

Turning Point helps you cope with chronic illnessSupport groups

Brain Injury Support

Support group for survivors, caregivers, family members and friends.


Jo Ann Lierman, RNC, PHD
913-588-0060 or 913-588-9070

Dolly Wood, OOTA/L


The University of Kansas Hospital, main campus
Wyandotte Room


Second Tuesday of every month
4:30-5:30 p.m.


No registration or fee required.

Aphasia Support

Support group for individuals interested in improving and maintaining their communication skills.


Susan Jackson (Speech-Language pathologist)


Antioch Library at The University of Kansas Hospital, main campus


First, third or fifth Mondays of the month.
Cost: $20 for six sessions

Please call 913-588-1227 to register.

Brain Aneurysm Support

Support group for survivors, family members, caregivers and friends.


Nancy Sullivan
Clinical nurse coordinator


University of Kansas Clinical Research Center
4350 Shawnee Mission Pkwy.
Fairway Office Park
Fairway, KS 66205


Second Tuesday of each month
6-7:00 p.m.


No fee required.


In partnership with the American Heart Association, The SUPPORT NETWORK is a far-reaching community made up of people just like you: survivors, caregivers, family members and friends whose lives have been changed by cardiovascular disease or stroke.