Stroke Survivors With Aphasia Showcase Handcrafted Jewelry

Something Special, Adler Aphasia Center’s vocational artisan program in which stroke survivors with aphasia design and handcraft unique jewelry and gifts, will be hosting a Spring Boutique on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at Adler Aphasia Center, located at 60 West Hunter Avenue, Maywood, New Jersey.

Refreshments will be served as customers browse a large selection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, desk items, paper crafts and hostess sets in a price range of $5 to $60. A couture line of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces will also be available for purchase. Every item comes with a bio of the artisan who handcrafted the jewelry or gift piece, helping raise awareness about aphasia. The Center will also offers tours of the Maywood facility for those who may be interested in learning more about their programs for people with aphasia and caregivers.

This innovative program provides ongoing revenue for Adler Aphasia Center activities for people with aphasia and their caregivers through sales at home parties, pop-up sales sites, health care facilities, and through events in partnership with corporate sponsors. Sales also support the Center’s Scholarship Fund for people with aphasia so that anyone with aphasia can participate in its programs and services, regardless of their ability to pay the Center’s nominal tuition fee. Adler Aphasia Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. There is no federal, state or insurance funding for ongoing aphasia services and we therefore must rely on the generosity of our donors to offer the critical support that stroke survivors with aphasia need and deserve. Something Special has provided scholarships to more than 100 people with aphasia since the program began in 2009.

Adler Aphasia Center, a non-profit organization based in Maywood and West Orange, NJ, is an innovative post-rehabilitative therapeutic program that addresses the long-term needs of people with aphasia and their families. Aphasia is a language disorder caused by stroke or other brain injury and can impair the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading and writing. This frustrating condition affects a person’s ability to communicate, but does not affect his or her intellect.

With 2.5 million people diagnosed with aphasia in the U.S., the Center is the only one of its kind in NJ, an area with an estimated 70,000 people living with aphasia. Considered the world leader in long-term, post-rehab community-based care for people with aphasia, this communication disorder affects 40% of all stroke and brain trauma survivors.

For more information about this event, the Center’s programs and services in Maywood or West Orange, NJ, or for information about the Center’s Aphasia Communication Groups in Bridgewater, Hammonton, Maywood, Monroe, Morristown, Scotch Plains, and Toms River, visit or call 201.368.8585.


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