Connect with Our Team
A diagnosis of ALS can be overwhelming. Our team is here to support you and your family, helping navigate the complexities of the disease and connecting you with crucial resources. If you or a loved one have been recently diagnosed or have not connected with us before, please register with us and we can work with you to create a plan to stay one step ahead of the disease.
ALS Certified Treatment Centers & Clinics
ALS Clinics provide comprehensive care by providing access to neurologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, dieticians, speech therapists, social workers and other medical professionals all in one place. This approach results in better care and has been proven to extend a patient’s life by 12-18 months. ALS Texas partners with 12 clinics across the state.
Finding people who understand what you’re going through can be difficult when you’re coping with ALS. At our support groups, patients, caregivers, and friends, and family gather to discuss their experiences and provide advice and support. Most of our groups meet either monthly or bi-monthly, and we provide general connection groups (where people with ALS and families are welcome), Caregiver Groups, Veterans’ Groups, Youth and Children Groups, and more.
Equipment Loan Program
Equipment for people with ALS can be very expensive. Through the Equipment Loan Program, Texans with ALS have access to the equipment you need to stay mobile, communicate, and navigate everyday tasks safely. We provide equipment such as wheelchairs, speech-generating devices, and Hoyer lifts free to people with ALS, alleviating a financial burden.
Being the primary caregiver for a loved one with ALS can be stressful — not only are you on-call 24/7, but you may have additional outside responsibilities, like working a full- or part-time job, or caring for children. Often, caregivers are so busy supporting their loved ones that their own physical or mental health takes second priority. It’s important that caregivers get the support and assistance they need so they can care for their loved one to the best of their ability. The Caregiver Program provides caregivers with everything they need to be successful, including workshops, support groups, and connections to caregiver-specific resources.
Youth & Children Program
Young children and teens often have a difficult time understanding what is happening to a loved one who has been diagnosed with ALS. Our program for youth and children addresses their unique needs and helps them cope with a parent’s or grandparent’s diagnosis of ALS. Through workshops, therapy 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.
Educational Workshops & Presentations
We create workshops and presentations designed to help you learn more about clinics, equipment, resources, and navigating the disease. We host a recurring series called Navigating ALS for newly diagnosed patients as well as caregiver and youth-specific workshops.