Centers & Clinics
We work with the best ALS physicians and clinics across Illinois to make sure people living with ALS have access to the best specialized care no matter where they live. Our Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence and Recognized Treatment Centers provide people living with ALS with compassionate care in a supportive, family-oriented atmosphere.
Local Care Services
Assistance to Newly Diagnosed
Information and assistance for people recently diagnosed with ALS or recently referred to The ALS Association.
Consultation on the use of equipment, home adaptations and computer-enhanced communication devices, as well as an equipment loan pool.
Providing support to family members and caregivers through programs such as Care Connection, support groups, caregiver and survivor support, the Community of Angels Fund, and The Walk to Defeat ALS.
Consultation on area issues with a team of nurses and master’s- level social workers, as well as a variety of support groups. Also, helping families deal with urgent issues locally, including problems with Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, rural resources, abuse, end-of life issues and more.
Research, Resources, Referrals, Education and Outreach
Linking families to appropriate resources to help them navigate the complex system of health, social, legal and financial services. Also, providing the most current resources, materials and speakers to families, healthcare professionals and the general public as well as working with all levels of government to draw awareness and resources.
Local Support Groups
Support groups are a great resource to help you maintain control over your life and give and take the wisdom and experience that comes from living with a devastating illness like ALS.