Marking aphasia awareness this month

Marking aphasia awareness this month

Pictured at last year’s June Aphasia Awareness Month proclamation ceremony, from left, are Gordon Johnson, Connie Wagner, and Valerie Vainieri Huttle, members of the New Jersey Assembly. They are with Elaine Adler, co-founder/vice president of Adler Aphasia Center; Harrison Adler; Mike Adler, co-founder/president of Adler Aphasia Center; State Sen. Loretta Weinberg; and Assemblywoman Joan M. Voss. Courtesy Adler

June marks National Aphasia Awareness Month. For more than seven years, the Adler Aphasia Center in Maywood has been offering low-cost programs in a group setting to help people with aphasia develop their communication skills and self-confidence to improve their quality of life, alleviate their isolation, and facilitate their re-engagement with family and community.

See Jewish Standard related story, Aug. 13, 2010 cover story,