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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association


Contact Information

Amber Walters, Resource Connection Manager
1275 K Street NW, Suite 1050
Washington, DC 20005

1-800-782-4747 (Voice - Toll-free), Information & Referral Service
202-407-8580 (Voice), National Headquarters
818-880-9007 (Voice), General Information
818-880-9006 (FAX),

Internet Resources


Abstract

The ALS Association has committed more than $55 million to find effective treatments and a cure for Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Our global research effort has helped increase the number of scientists working on ALS, advanced new discoveries and treatments, and has shed light on the complex genetic and environmental factors involved in ALS.

Publications

The ALS Association publishes a variety of materials to help ALS families and health care professionals improve the quality of life of those living with this disease. Information fact sheets are available on a number of topics including tips for caregivers, information on benefits, genetic testing, adaptive devices and augmentative/alternative communication (to name a few). A set of six manuals is available that address many of the common concerns and issues that face people living with ALS. Booklets, videos, DVD and newsletters are also available.

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Notes

Address updated--MP

Audit

Date Entered: 4/1/1998
Date Edited: 3/12/2013
Date Revised: 2/8/2013
Health Referral Number: HR0164
Accession Number: DP91A0815

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