3. We offer community outreach and education and training to the community in order to advocate for those with aphasia.
The Adler Aphasia Center recognizes the lack of public awareness about aphasia and the need that people with aphasia, family members/caregivers, healthcare professionals, and the broad community, have for relevant information about aphasia. Our members with aphasia are actively involved in these advocacy, community outreach, and education efforts.
Throughout the greater NJ/NY region, we are teaching healthcare professionals, students, service employees and the general public about the challenges of aphasia and training them in strategies to help them communicate with and effectively serve the needs of those with aphasia. Center members participate by assisting in training healthcare visitors to sensitize and educate them, reducing communication barriers between aphasia patients and their doctors.