The ALS Association is dedicated to serving the needs of ALS patients and their families. The information provided on this website should serve as a guide for patients, families, and caregivers. We offer a variety of services and programs to those affected by ALS throughout the state including ALS Certified and Recognized Centers, support groups, caregiver training classes, and an equipment loan program. Please visit these respective pages and the other pages on our website for more information. You can always contact our care services team directly if you have any additional questions.
Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Zoom Registration Required at: https://bit.ly/35P2Ocl
Neil Thakur, Ph.D., The ALS Association, Chief Mission Officer
State of the Industry in Cure & Treatment Research
Neurologist Panel Q&A Session Featuring
Dr. Daniel Newman - Henry Ford Hoenselaar ALS Clinic
Dr. Melanie Taylor - Hauenstein Neuroscience Center ALS Clinic
Dr. Michelle Crooks - Bronson Neuroscience Center ALS Clinic
Dr. Stephen Goutman – Pranger ALS Clinic, University of Michigan
Bill Dodge – Caregiver
Martha Thormeier, LMSW - Clinical Social Worker, Spectrum Health
Cynthia Knoche - Director, Chapter Care Services, The ALS Association
Thanks to our many sponsors!
Questions? Contact Tanya Peterson at 603-396-9034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM SPONSORS!
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A letter from your Care Services Manager, Tanya Peterson, about how The ALS Association Michigan Chapter is addressing your concerns about some of our programs and events. For more information about COVID 19 and how it is affecting our organization and the community we serve visit the below links:
Receiving a diagnosis of ALS is challenging and overwhelming. The ALS Association is dedicated to providing you and your family the information, support, and resources you need to effectively live with ALS.
Please call (248) 680-6540 with any questions.
Chapter Workshops and Educational Events
With the belief that greater knowledge enables families to make better and more informed decisions, The ALS Association Michigan Chapter hosts several workshops and educational events throughout the year to keep the ALS community up to date on the latest happenings in research, advances in care, and local services available for persons with ALS and their caregivers.
YOUR STATEWIDE SUPPORT GROUPS HAVE GONE VIRTUAL!!
We are hosting these meetings through Zoom - you can attend them with your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Please take a few minutes and register for Zoom *HERE*and familiarize yourself with the platform prior to your first meeting. To protect meeting participants privacy, please contact Tanya at 603.396.9034 or email@example.com and she will give you the login information. Any questions should also be sent to Tanya.
CLICK HERE for more info about our upcoming support groups - including dates, and who will be speaking.
Equipment Loan Program
The ALS Association Michigan Chapter's equipment loan program allows our chapter to provide appropriate durable medical equipment (DME) to patients with ALS who may not have a reimbursement or benefit payment source or are awaiting delivery of custom ordered equipment. Learn more here.
Assistive Technology Program
The Assistive Technology Loan Closet is now housed at CNS Homecare, our community speech and language pathology partner. PALS and families that are interested in obtaining communication equipment from our loan closet are referred to the Speech and Language team at CNS Homecare. Their team has expert knowledge of augmentative communication devices and can provide an in-home visit(in metro Detroit) where they can help you to select the optimal device for your needs. The visiting SLP can also submit the necessary paperwork to obtain a permanent device for you and return to help maximize the use of your new equipment. These visits are generally a Medicare covered benefit. Please contact us at 248-680-6540 for more information about this program.
ALS Certified and Recognized Centers
The ALS Association collaborates with physicians and clinics across Michigan to help ensure that people living with ALS have access to specialized care, based on best practices. The ALS Association’s Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence and Recognized Treatment Centers provide compassionate care in a supportive, family-oriented atmosphere. Currently, there are five ALS Specialty Centers in Michigan. To learn more click here.
The Michigan Chapter Care Grant Program provides grants to approved applicants of up to $500 per 12 month period to help defray the cost of eligible expenses associated with living with ALS. Funds are limited to those persons diagnosed with ALS. Click here to download an application.