While no two people with ALS are exactly alike or will experience the condition in the exact same way, there is a great deal of collective knowledge and wisdom available from local chapter staff, professional health care providers, others living with ALS, and their family members and caregivers to guide you.
At one of the darkest times our family has ever faced, The ALS Association Arizona Chapter has been like a ray of light helping to guide us. The hope, support, training and genuine care from all of the staff we have encountered since my Dad’s diagnosis has been absolutely exemplary.
We are here for you!
Below are a few of the many ways our Arizona ALS community can support and help you every step of the way.
Connect with others at monthly support groups
One of the best ways to face the challenges of living with ALS is to connect with others who understand what you’re going through.
Short-term counseling services are available to assist you and your family with addressing the challenges of the diagnosis. To schedule a meeting with the counselor, please contact one of our Care Service Specialists.
ALS affects the entire family. Whether you’re the parent, grandparent, favorite aunt or uncle, or a close family friend, our Child Life Specialist can provide tips for when, how, and what to tell the kids in your life about ALS. To schedule a meeting with the counselor, please contact one of our Care Service Specialists.
As caregiving needs increase, it’s not uncommon for daily tasks such as meals, laundry, and children’s activities to become less of a priority. Yet, it’s often hard to know when and how to ask friends and neighbors for help. And for those who want to offer a helping hand, it’s difficult to know just what is needed and how to make a difference. This simple online tool organizes your community of those who want to help into taking care of some of those tasks that may be "falling through the cracks."