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Our Mission 

To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest.

About the Rhode Island Chapter

Each year, The ALS Association Rhode Island Chapter serves nearly 100 people living with ALS. Through the highest quality patient care services, international research programs, and fearless advocacy efforts, we are working to provide help and hope to people living with ALS and their families. The ALS Association provides a range of services such as equipment loans, medical transportation, respite care, support groups and multi-disciplinary care the the Louise Wilcox ALS Clinic.

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Helping the ALS Community During Covid-19

ALS doesn't stop and neither do we. During the COVID- 19 pandemic, The ALS Association remains dedicated to serving the ALS community while keeping the safety of people living with ALS, their caregivers, our staff, and volunteers as our top priority. Below are a few examples of how we are working hard to make sure our ALS families are supported during these challenging times. 

  • Virtual Caregiver Support Classes
  • Equipment loans
  • Respite Home Care Grants
  • Hybrid Tele-Health visits at the Louise Wilcox ALS Clinic

About ALS 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that slowly robs a person of the ability to walk, speak, swallow and, eventually breathe. With no known cause or cure, a person can expect to live typically 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.

ALS has no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries and in only 10% of cases there is a family history of ALS. Today, there are approximately 20,000 people in the US living with ALS and 5,600 people are diagnosed each and every year in the US.


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