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Care Services

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. 


Newly Diagnosed  

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 contact Tanya at 603.396.9034 or with any questions.

Chapter Workshops and Educational Events 

With the belief that greater knowledge enables families to make better and more informed decisionsThe ALS Association Michigan Chapter hosts several workshops and educational events such as symposiums 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. 

Support Groups


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 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 persons with ALS who may not have a reimbursement or benefit payment source or are awaiting delivery of custom ordered equipment. Learn more here

The Chapter maintains two loan closets, in Sterling Heights and Grand Rapids, with a wide variety of equipment to loan to people living with ALS and their families. From simple items like eating utensils, to complex communication devices and power wheelchairs, we encourage you to call the Chapter before purchasing items.

We are also able to purchase some items online and have them shipped directly to a person's home. For instance items like transport chairs, shower chairs, and much more can be ordered usually with a recommendation from a patient’s OT or PT at their perspective clinics. Again any questions please call and speak with our Care Services Team.

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.



Tanya Peterson          

Director of Care Services 


Matt Gonzalez

Care Services Manager       
East Michigan


Claire Wright

Care Services Manager       
East Michigan