Our Care Services

ALS United Connecticut offers a full range of services to guide and assist you as you learn more about ALS. Here you will find pertinent information for patients, caregivers, family members, friends and healthcare professionals.

Our organization is dedicated to providing patient and family support, and increasing public awareness regarding ALS. We offer a comprehensive array of services for ALS patients, family members and caregivers. When appropriate, we also make referrals to other agencies and groups offering supportive services.

A sampling of services provided free of charge:

Staff Care Services

On-Staff Care Services Managers

Our licensed social workers offer individual support and to assess needs, suggest equipment, connect with local resources and help families plan.

Call Us to Get Started: (203) 874-5050

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ALS Clinics, Centers and Physicians

We work with ALS multidisciplinary clinics, centers and individual neurologists in Connecticut and other states.

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Transportation Program

We offer short rides through Coordinated Transportation Solutions (CTS) to provide transportation for people living with ALS in CT. Van rentals for longer trips are also available.


Equipment Loan Program

We partner with vendors across the state to assist in maintaining and delivering The Chapter’s most frequently requested loaner durable medical equipment.

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Caregiver Support

We provide family caregiver-focused support groups, Care Connections guidance, and referrals. 

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Support Groups

We facilitate support groups for people living with ALS, caregivers, family members, and friends. More specific groups are also available.


Care Assist Grants

Through our small grant program, we can help offset some of the financial burdens for those living with ALS.

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Bereavement Support

Resources for family members and friends who have lost a loved one to ALS.

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Resources for Military Veterans

Information and resources about care and benefits for military veterans.

Care Services Team

Amy Chickles

Director of Programs

Office: (203) 874-5050
Mobile: (203) 617-1825

Michelle Gaski, LCSW

Senior Care Services Manager

Office: (203) 874-5050 
Mobile: (203) 648-9337

Jessica Poruban-Ortiz, LCSW

Regional Care Services Manager

Office: (203) 874-5050
Mobile: (203) 794-7140

We can only offer free services with the help of donors and fundraisers like you!