The ALS Association Texas Chapter
How can WE help YOU? Our team specializes in the programs listed below. For general information, please contact us at 877.ALS.HOPE or email@example.com.
Our Texas Chapter facilitates monthly meetings in various cities throughout the state. Our meetings are designed to benefit persons diagnosed with ALS, their family members, and/or caregivers. It also offers an opportunity for helpful information to be shared that benefits the ALS community. We also offer Caregiver specific meetings for anyone involved in the care of a person with ALS. For a list of meetings and locations, click here
Equipment Loan Bank
Our Chapter is able to loan durable medical equipment and augmentative communication devices to persons diagnosed with ALS, based upon a recommendation from qualified professionals (such as wheelchair seating experts and speech pathologists).
Consultation and Referral
One of the goals of our chapter is to assist with needs such as discovering community resources. Our staff is available for home visits and phone consultations in order to discuss resources in the community that can assist in meeting the needs of our patients and families.
Respite and Transportation Grants
Caregivers can utilize our respite grant in order to hire an agency to provide care for the person with ALS. Taking respite on a regular basis can help prevent burnout and assure that the caregivers are able to maintain their own physical and emotional health. Persons diagnosed with ALS can apply for our transportation grant in order to obtain assistance with expenses associated with getting to and from one of our two ALS Association Certified Centers (Clinics) located in San Antonio and Houston.
Veteran Medical Benefits Referral Service
Our Chapter assists persons diagnosed with ALS who served in the U.S. Military with referral to local veteran advocacy agencies who are equipped to help veterans navigate the Veterans Administration (VA). The VA system provides veterans diagnosed with ALS with monthly compensation, equipment, medications, grants, home health services, and other benefits.
ALS Community Education
The “Living with ALS” Series
The ALS Association offers a series of manuals and a DVD that are extremely helpful to persons diagnosed with ALS, their family members, and medical professionals to assist them in becoming more educated about ALS. The manual series, “Living with ALS,” addresses many of the common concerns and issues that face people living with ALS. There are six booklets in the series, addressing issues such as mobility changes, symptom management, adjustment to swallowing and speaking changes, adapting to breathing changes, and coping with lifestyle changes when living with ALS. **ALS patients, their immediate families, and health care professionals who provide direct care to ALS patients are not charged a fee to receive any educational materials from the ALS Association – Texas Chapter. If you are interested in obtaining these helpful educational tools, please call the office to place an order.
Sympathy cards are sent out to family when a loved one has passed from ALS. Hope through Healing grief cards are sent out at regular intervals during the first 13 months after the passing of a loved one from ALS. Grief counseling is available along with support groups for those who have lost a loved one to ALS.
*Note: Some of the programs listed above are only offered in specific locations. Additional programs may be available through your local office. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.