In 1993 Mike Adler suffered a stroke. He and his wife Elaine found nothing for people with aphasia. They founded the Adler Aphasia Center in 2003 for people with aphasia and their caregivers. The Center began with 4 members and today has close to 100 members with aphasia and 40 caregivers.

The Adler Aphasia Center is a vital resource for people with aphasia, their loved ones, healthcare professionals, researchers, and community partners and donors.