The Center evolved from the Aphasia Community Group, founded in 1990 by speech-language pathologist Jerome Kaplan, together with colleagues and members of a Boston VA Medical Center treatment group. After more than 16 years of monthly meetings at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, the Aphasia Community Group became part of the Aphasia Resource Center at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation: Sargent College. We opened our doors in 2006 with support from the Boston Foundation and a Sargent College alumnus donation.
The monthly meetings continued and grew. We now welcome up to 100 people to these free sessions. We also offer a variety of weekly groups for conversation, education and socializing. Each group focuses on a specific topic or modality, such as film, computers, writing or fitness. Today these groups serve up to 50 clients each week.