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Care Services

Since its founding in 1988, the ALS Association of Georgia has worked with ALS patients and their families to ensure the highest quality of life possible.The progression of ALS varies significantly from one patient to another. No matter a patient’s situation, the ALS Association of Georgia is available to provide vital services and reliable information.  

Need information or assistance? Call us at (404) 636-9909 or toll free (888) 636-9940

The ALS Association of Georgia programs and services include:

*ALS101: Navigating the Journey is a 1-to-1 or small group meeting designed to educate you or a loved one after a confirmed diagnosis of ALS. Navigating this disease can be overwhelming and this is an opportunity to be armed with information to make informed decisions at each stage throughout the journey. ALS101 is offered throughout the month at various times and places. If you are interested in participating, please contact a member of our Care Services team. Currently, all meetings are being scheduled via phone or an online video platform.

*Support Groups for patients, family members, caregivers and friends

*Kostiuk ALS Care Grant Program This program is a reimbursement program that assists families with expenses that are not traditionally covered by private insurances, Medicaid or Medicare.

2021 Care Grant Cycle #2: 

The ALS Association of Georgia Care Services Team is excited to announce that the 2021 Care Grant Cycle #2 application period has officially closed. 

We received a record number of applications this week and all 100 application slots are filled. We’d like to sincerely, thank you for taking the time to submit your cycle #2 application and invite you to apply again when our next cycle opens February 2022.

Valid Receipt Date Range - Cycle #2: July 1, 2021 - January 2, 2022 
Should you have any questions, you can consult with your Care Services Coordinator or email us at  
  • Care Grant Overview
  • Application
  • Billing Statement Form
  • Reimbursement Procedures and Reimbursement Chart

  • *Paul B. Williams ALS Transportation Program to address the need of accessible van rentals, non-emergency transportation, van adaptations, and van vouchers. Click here to apply. To learn more about the ALS Transportation Program, click here

    *In-Home Care & Respite relief through the Sally Panfel ALS In-Home Care and Respite program. Click here to learn more about the program. Click here to apply. 

     *Information is vital to persons with ALS. As the body declines it is very important to be presented with realistic expectations regarding the disease trajectory. Skilled Care Service Coordinators are available to provide ongoing consultations through our Care Services Consultation Program. The ongoing consultations provide the opportunity to assess, educate and empower individuals and their families to make informed decisions. The coordinators are also very instrumental in identifying and making community referrals. The ALS Association is the connection between what is needed and what is available for persons with ALS, their families and caregivers.

    *We provide support to ALS Clinics staffed by neurologists, speech and respiratory therapists, social workers and dietitians

    *The Ricky P. Sweat ALS Equipment Loaner & Assistive Technology Program offers the opportunity to address mobility and communication needs when devices that may not be accessible through Medicare, Medicaid or private insurances based on individual needs and circumstances. For more information on this program you can contact Care Services at

    *A Reading Reference list of books for our patients and their families. 

    *An Emergency Preparedness Guide to help families with ALS prepare for emergency situations. 

    *Annual Educational Symposiums / Lunch and Learns designed to educate on current medical and psychosocial clinical care standards in ALS (2022 Resource Guide)

    *Hope for tomorrow through ALS Association funded research at Emory University, Augusta Universityand across the nation.

    2021 Research Study Alert

    Click here for information on the research study.

    Upcoming Events:

    2021 Symposium

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    Race for a Cure: Research Opportunities and Updates in ALS" - Click Here to Register for November 30th and Click Here to Register for December 7th.
    CLICK HERE for overview info. CLICK HERE for info on 11/30/21 event. CLICK HERE for info on 12/7/21.
    DATES: November 30, 2021 and December 7, 2021 from 7pm-9pm
    TOPIC: Race For A Cure, Research Opportunities & Update in ALS. The ALS Association of Georgia is committed to bringing increased awareness and participation to our ALS community. In this 2-part webinar series, the focus will be on the research efforts and opportunities available at ALS clinics in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. We will feature updates from the Emory ALS Center in Atlanta, The Augusta University ALS Clinic, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville ALS Center, and the Duke University ALS Clinic. 
    11/30/21 - Dr. Jonathan Glass, Director of the Emory ALS Center, Atlanta, GA
                        Dr. Benjamin Barnes, Co-Director of The Augusta University ALS Clinic, Augusta, GA  
    12/7/21 -   Dr. Bjorn Oskarsson, Director of the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville ALS Center, Jacksonville, FL 
                        Dr. Richard Bedlack, Director of the Duke University ALS Clinic, Durham, NC