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Archive for June, 2017

Aphasia Advocate Summer 2017

On May 1st, NJ Governor Chris Christie signed into law the Mike Adler Aphasia Task Force, making NJ the first state in the country to enact legislation to increase support services to people with aphasia… Click here to view our Summer 2017 newsletter.

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America the Beautiful

By Hertha M. My native country is Germany. Why would I come to America? I was always fascinated by America. I had started university education in Germany and decided to finish in America. My area of study was laboratory science with emphasis on clinical chemistry. I was sponsored by the

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Serving in World War II

By Walt N. I was living in Essex Connecticut when I got my 1A card, so I was drafted at the age of 19. I first was sent to Fort Devon, which was in Massachusetts. I went through basic training there, and was also trained on a 50-calibre machine gun.

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Luckier and Luckier, A Beautiful Life!

By Charlotte E. Let’s think about something. How about a trip to Coney Island? I first started going there on the weekends with my grandmother. This was during my first or second year of college after I had met a boy named Daniel on the way to the train going

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Aphasia Task Force first of its kind

Senate Majority Leader helps raise awareness of communication disorder BY LOIS GOLDRICH New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg of Teaneck hasn’t seen it all, but she’s seen quite a bit. “I’ve been around long enough that, fortunately and unfortunately, there are not too many things to legislate about that

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New Jersey is giving voice to people with Aphasia

Some speak their own language, while others don’t speak much at all.  Some can’t read.  Others can’t write.  But as anyone with Aphasia knows, it is not for a lack of trying or wanting.  Nor is it for a lack of good ideas, compelling thoughts or intellectual capacity. That was

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