ALS: Online Resources

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and ultimately, respiratory failure. Find helpful online resources for you and your family.

Patient Stories and Forums

ALS Facts and Research

  • NIH – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • ALS Association – Premier national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • WebMD – Brain & Nervous System Health Center

Support for Families

  • ALS Association – Find family support groups in your area http://www.alsa.org/als-care/  
  • Family Caregiver Alliance – Find caregiver stories
  • KidsHealth – Find information for children coping with a loved one with ALS
  • MDA – Muscular Dystrophy Association’s educational website
  • Walk to Defeat ALS – A national fundraising event to find a cure for ALS, sponsored by the ALS Association