We are a volunteer-driven online community that originated in 2003. We are a resource for anyone affected by ALS and MND. We are a community of like-minded and compassionate individuals. Together we are the ALS Forum and together we build this online resource and online community.
Your ALS community and support group
The ALS support and MND help forums are here for individuals like yourself - people impacted by ALS and MND, whether you're a caregiver, patient, friend, or family member.
Our community consists of individuals working together; exchanging information, providing moral support, caregiver support and general help with ALS - together we cope with ALS, make friends, and help one another support those with ALS.
We encourage you to join our support group to ask questions, get help with ALS, and to share experiences.
Remember, you're not alone, chat about your journey with ALS with people that understand and have experience with this deadly disease.
Together we provide hope, information, support, help, and friendship. ALS support staff, individuals, mothers, daughters, brothers, sisters, patients, caregivers and friends alike.
We've already made a big difference, help us do even better by joining and getting involved today.
Join our community
ALSforum is a support group to help people deal with the daily living issues associated with ALS. The ALS forum will connect you with people that can provide answers, support and help with ALS. We invite you to join our community.
Recent member blogs
The following bloggers are from our online community. If you'd like to post a blog feel free to participate. We'd love to hear from you.
- New to ALS and the path of destruction (1 month 3 days ago)
- I'm getting more and more worried (1 month 4 days ago)
- Alone (1 month 5 days ago)
- Missing my dad. (1 month 1 week ago)
- Degenerative neurological disorder (1 month 2 weeks ago)
- First Day Back to Work After His Diagnosis (1 month 3 weeks ago)
- I can't help but wonder... (1 month 4 weeks ago)
20 most recent forum discussions
- FDA Accepts Filing of ALS Drug EdaravonE (5 hours ago, 72 views, 2 replies)
- Communication aid (11 hours ago, 66 views, 0 replies)
- Why does it hurt so much right now'' (22 hours ago, 151 views, 4 replies)
- Father with MND (1 day ago, 184 views, 2 replies)
- Respiratory Failure 101 (1 day ago, 341 views, 14 replies)
- Getting drugs released prior to trials (1 day ago, 135 views, 2 replies)
- It has been 2.5 years... (2 days ago, 201 views, 5 replies)
- Looking for Advice (2 days ago, 243 views, 5 replies)
- Worry spoiling wedding plans (2 days ago, 354 views, 8 replies)
- Clemastine (2 days ago, 102 views, 0 replies)
- Good aide for medicaid pay' (2 days ago, 151 views, 4 replies)
- Sub- Symptoms (2 days ago, 250 views, 7 replies)
- Scared and confused (3 days ago, 246 views, 2 replies)
- ALS Symptoms' (3 days ago, 343 views, 4 replies)
- Turning mattress (4 days ago, 247 views, 6 replies)
- Concerned possible ALS' (4 days ago, 264 views, 3 replies)
- Continuous inner bicep fasics weakness and golfer elbow pain (5 days ago, 370 views, 9 replies)
- ALS' I'm sure it's nothing but Help' God Bless. (5 days ago, 337 views, 4 replies)
- Enzyme that kills neurons discovered (5 days ago, 296 views, 3 replies)
- Don't mean to hijack... (5 days ago, 1660 views, 70 replies)
- New Research Report on Neurodegenerative Disease Market, 2015-2025 (4 days 20 hours ago)
- Volunteer Story: John (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)) (5 days 10 hours ago)
- Harvard researchers pinpoint enzyme that triggers cell demise in ALS (6 days 4 hours ago)
- Scientists identify spark plug that ignites nerve cell demise in ALS (6 days 19 hours ago)
- Research Shows How Genetic Mutations Disrupt ALS-linked Protein (1 week 4 days ago)
- ALS prognosis grim, but hope for treatment high: researchers (1 week 6 days ago)
- Mauril Belanger, 1955-2016: ‘A tireless MP and brave fighter’ (1 week 6 days ago)
Sponsorship and thanks
A very special thank you goes out to Al Pettit (ALS forum moderator supreme). Al passed away in 2012 from ALS. It's with great joy that we know Al is watching us from above. Without Al Pettit's hard work, kind nature, and thorough knowledge of ALS, this website would not be as important, or as helpful, as it is today.
Most importantly, a very big thank you to all of our moderators, heroic members and daily visitors, all of whom create a thriving atmosphere of support.