Through conversations with our members, the Adler Aphasia Center recognizes the effect that limited public awareness about aphasia has on people with the communication disorder.
We see that people with aphasia, family members/caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the broad community benefit from outreach efforts and aphasia education.
Our members with aphasia and their families work hand-in-hand with center volunteers, directors, and staff to get the word out about aphasia whenever and wherever we can.
- Coordination of 30 different groups across the US & Canada to order 10,000+ aphasia magnets
- Commemorating Aphasia Awareness Month (June) each year with banners above local streets
- Ongoing programs to teach medical residents and medical students from area hospitals about the psychosocial impact of aphasia, hope for long-term recovery, and ways to improve doctor-patient communication
- Educational programs for nursing students - studying to be registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and certified nursing assistants
- Classroom presentations on aphasia in high schools and colleges
- Talks about stroke and aphasia at businesses and civic organizations
- And many others...
(201) 368-8585 or email wgreenspan@AdlerAphasiaCenter.org or rstraus@AdlerAphasiaCenter.org.