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.
- Slurred speech (6 days 4 hours ago)
- Require assistance/ support (1 week 3 days ago)
- Trying to Adjust (1 month 13 hours ago)
- Hi Dad, (1 month 1 day ago)
- PALS major panic and stuffy nose issues (1 month 2 weeks ago)
- My boyfriend has ALS and not sure how to move further in relationship (1 month 3 weeks ago)
- Wondering what's wrong (1 month 3 weeks ago)
20 most recent forum discussions
- Breathing Exercises and CRAMPS in diaphragm (6 hours ago, 46 views, 1 replies)
- Trilogy & Cough Assist Coming Tuesday (6 hours ago, 47 views, 1 replies)
- PLS symptoms and waiting (7 hours ago, 50 views, 3 replies)
- swallowing difficulties (8 hours ago, 77 views, 3 replies)
- Pain management while using a feeding tube (11 hours ago, 72 views, 3 replies)
- Bulbar' (11 hours ago, 120 views, 2 replies)
- Hi, I am new here (12 hours ago, 101 views, 4 replies)
- Refusing any help......giving up. (19 hours ago, 241 views, 12 replies)
- Need insight on hyper reflexes with fasiculations. (21 hours ago, 321 views, 17 replies)
- What am I supposed to be doing' (2 days ago, 262 views, 4 replies)
- Huge Thank You (2 days ago, 109 views, 1 replies)
- Clinic yesterday and need help with test results (2 days ago, 162 views, 2 replies)
- Goodbye to all (2 days ago, 703 views, 27 replies)
- Brother newly diagnosed (2 days ago, 257 views, 5 replies)
- Waiting (3 days ago, 335 views, 3 replies)
- So not fair (3 days ago, 290 views, 7 replies)
- Just Found This Forum....First Post / vent (') (3 days ago, 253 views, 9 replies)
- Hyperreflexia' (3 days ago, 260 views, 3 replies)
- Hello fellow PALS (3 days ago, 231 views, 6 replies)
- Toileting 201 (4 days ago, 529 views, 17 replies)
- Hopkinton: Thousands run to stomp out ALS during Sharon Timlin 5K (1 week 7 hours ago)
- Kelly Egan: One has ALS, the other destined to, but hope a shared defence (1 week 15 hours ago)
- Walk to Defeat ALS is also a walk to bring hope (1 week 1 day ago)
- Timlin 5K race returns to Hopkinton Saturday (1 week 4 days ago)
- Edaravone slows progression of ALS when started early on (1 week 5 days ago)
- PHOTO: Walk for ALS (1 week 5 days ago)
- ALS Awareness Month – June 2016 (1 week 6 days ago)
- What Pete Frates has meant to BC baseball (1 week 6 days ago)
- Granite Telecommunications donates to ALS ONE (2 weeks 1 day 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.