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An ALS Association Certified Center of Excellence® Is Like a Symphony Orchestra

A Julliard trained flutist provides insight on her transition from being a classical musician to registered nurse.


Upcoming Webinars

Connect with nationally recognized ALS experts and get answers to common questions. Learn about the latest in ALS research.

Rapid Access Communication Tools
Join our webinar presented by the Care Services team to learn more about “Rapid Access Communication Tools” on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:00am (PT)/2:00pm (ET).


Northeast Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (NEALS) Consortium
Experts explain the scientific rational and design of current ALS research. These webinars offer participants the opportunity to have the experts running clinical trials directly answer their questions.


Imaging Technologies to Accelerate ALS Therapy Development
Presented by Nazem Atassi, MD, MMSc, Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI), Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1:00pm (PT)/4:00pm (ET).


Latest News: Speech Generating Devices

Chances are you’ve heard the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid were considering significant policy changes that would impact access to speech generating devices (SGDs). The ALS Association is leading the coalition of organizations working to ensure access to fully functioning SGDs. Here’s what the latest policy changes could mean to you.

Mark Your Calendar: Advocacy Day

The National ALS Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference will take place Sunday, May 10 through Tuesday May 12, 2015 at the JW Marriott Hotel. Please consider joining us to learn about the latest research news, meet with Members of Congress, and network with others who have been touched by ALS.


Now or Later? Decisions Involving Feeding Tubes Require a Proactive Approach

Before Brian Epp needed a feeding tube, he went ahead with the procedure to have his placed. The reason? Epp leads a remarkably active life and having a feeding tube helps keep him moving forward.

Bath Time: Simple Tips for Safety and Comfort

Knowing what to do isn’t always easy. This brief how-to on safe hygiene practices can lower the risk of injury and ease stress and strain for people with ALS and their caregivers.


Building Your Own Care Services Team

Hiring a home health aide or skilled nursing provider is often a big step for people with ALS. From coping with letting go of an additional level of privacy and independence to finding someone you can trust can be a daunting process. The first step begins here.

An Ounce of Prevention Helps in Financial Planning

When it comes to money and illness, it’s appropriate to be concerned about financial strain. Here are some excellent resources to help families get organized and outline a strategy.


Beware the Internet Rumor Mill: Tips for Staying on Top of the Latest Research News

Your Guide to Decoding ALS Genetics


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