Led by professionals, Support Groups provide opportunities for group members to share their personal experiences and to learn more about living with ALS. Participants learn that they are not alone nor without help or hope. Support Group meetings are free and open to all people living with ALS and their caregivers. Support Groups sometimes feature speakers on relevant topics and are designed to share information as well as strategies for preserving the independence and quality of life of both people living with ALS and their caregivers.
The Orange County Chapter currently holds two (2) support group meetings per month. One is in-person and the other is virtual allowing as many people to participate as possible.
The in-person support group meeting will be held the first Wednesday of every month from 6:00 - 7:30pm at:
310 Commerce, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92602
If you decide to come to an ALS Support Group, come at least three times to figure out if it is right for you. The first time can be scary not knowing what you will see or hear. The second time, you feel more comfortable and start taking in more information. By the third time, you stop seeing people with ALS and just see people who are your friends and supporters.”