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Programs for Young Adults, Youth and Children

In Texas, there are more than 2,500 youth and children involved in the ALS experience.
Young children and teens often have a difficult time understanding what is happening to a loved one who has been diagnosed with ALS, and there are very few resources available to help them. That’s why we’ve created programs to address their unique needs and help them cope with a parent’s, grandparent’s, or other family member’s diagnosis of ALS.

Check out our Young Caregivers in Texas Aren’t Alone blog to get a glimpse into the lives of young caregivers and learn more about the heart behind these support groups. Through workshops, online peer support groups, and children and youth-specific resources, we can help young people navigate the disease and support parents in caring for the emotional well-being of their children.

Virtual Support Groups for Youth & Children

Join us for monthly virtual support groups for young caregivers. We want them to know that they are not alone in this journey.

Ages 8 – 13 Peer Support Group
A support group for children ages 8 – 13 who love someone with ALS.

Youth Adult Peer Support Group
A support group for high schoolers, college students, and others under 30 who love someone with ALS.

You can find the latest meetings times and register by visiting our virtual events page! Please contact Tonya if you have any questions or need more information about this resource.

Virtual Programs for Youth & Children

fAmiLy talkS Series

For parents and children who love a person with ALS.

Youth and children who love a person with ALS can understand much more than we give them credit for, and starting from a point of openness and honesty is crucial. fAmiLy talkS is a series for both parents and children to help encourage these open discussions about ALS.

Trauma-Informed Yoga

Youth today face so much trauma, including trauma connected with the ALS experience. Through the practice of Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness, youth can develop stress and trauma management, self-esteem, enhanced strength and flexibility, and enhanced concentration and memory.

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