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Adler Aphasia Center Announces New MetroWest Satellite Aphasia Center

Opening in May, 2012 will be the second satellite Adler Aphasia Center outside of Bergen County (the
first being at Hadassah College in Jerusalem), named the Adler Aphasia Center at JCC MetroWest. The
new satellite center will be located within the JCC MetroWest facility in West Orange, N.J. and will offer
a range of therapeutic activities for people with aphasia. Program participants will attend the activities
of their choice in arts, discussion groups, computer labs, movement and more, led by licensed speech-
language pathologists on staff. Group activities are designed to improve communication skills, build
self-confidence, help participants lead more independent lives and re-engage with their community.
Caregiver support will also be available at the new aphasia center.
Fully 40% of all stroke survivors and victims of other brain injuries suffer from aphasia, a language
disorder that impairs the expression and understanding of spoken language, reading, and writing. But it
does not affect intellect. The Adler Aphasia Center is the only long-term therapeutic center in the entire
New York/New Jersey metropolitan region, an area that contains an estimated 20,000 aphasia sufferers.
As the numbers increase in people of all ages with aphasia and the need grows to provide therapeutic
support for an increasingly diverse population of stroke and brain trauma survivors, the Adler Aphasia
Center has long been at the hub of an effort to assist those in need of long-term support. The new
Center will be modeled after Adler Aphasia Center in Maywood. Locating in West Orange will make their
ground-breaking program accessible to a much broader population outside of the Bergen County area.
This new venture is being partially funded by a generous grant from the Healthcare Foundation of New

Over the past eight years, with the leadership of Mike and Elaine Adler, its founders, the Adler Aphasia
Center has been an extremely successful, innovative model for long-term therapeutic programming for
people with aphasia; one that is having a measurable and significant impact on improving the quality
of life of people with aphasia and their caregivers. This model has been recognized by national aphasia
experts as arguably the most effective approach to aphasia therapy and treatment available today.
For more information about Adler Aphasia Center at JCC MetroWest, contact Wendy Greenspan
at 973.530.3981 or For more information about the Adler
Aphasia Center in Maywood, New Jersey, visit their website at or call
About the Adler Aphasia Center
The Adler Aphasia Center, a non-profit organization based in Maywood, N.J., is a post-rehabilitative
therapeutic center that addresses the long-term needs of people with aphasia and their families, a
language disorder caused by stroke or other brain injury. With over 1,000,000 people diagnosed with
aphasia in the U.S., it is the only center of its kind in the New York-New Jersey area, a region that
contains an estimated 20,000 people with aphasia. The Adler Aphasia Center at JCC Metrowest, our
newest satellite program partially funded by the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey, will open its
doors in late spring, 2012 in West Orange, N.J. The programs and activities offered at the Adler Aphasia
Center and facilitated by speech language pathologists, all share the primary goals of enhancing the
communication skills of its members, providing opportunities for social and peer support, and building
members’ self-esteem and self-confidence. The Center offers training and educational programs in
order to share its unique model of care with a national and international audience of health care
professionals, consumers, educators, students, speech-language pathologists and others interested in
improving the quality of life for those persons affected by aphasia. In addition, the Center is actively
engaged in research efforts that examine the impact of its programs and offer innovative approaches
to individual treatment. Collaboration efforts are also maintained with aphasia researchers worldwide.
Adler Aphasia Center was recently awarded top prize as Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation Center of the
Year at the 2011 NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Award Program. The Center is also the recent recipient of the
2011 Nonprofit Leadership Award from Children’s Aid and Family Services. Founded in 2003 by Elaine
and Mike Adler, its mission is simple: to be a vital resource to anyone whose life or profession is touched
by aphasia.

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