An ALS diagnosis is difficult to process. People often feel shocked and isolated by the news, whether the diagnosis was for themselves or a family member. It’s hard to move forward or figure out what comes next.
“For many people, it can take weeks or months to process their diagnosis and begin to understand the information they receive about ALS. It can be overwhelming and isolating,” says Rochelle Walwer, LCSW, Support Services Coordinator.
The Les Turner ALS Foundation is proud to launch the ALS Newly Diagnosed Support Series. Set in a relaxed and supportive virtual environment, this support series will allow you to connect with others who have received an ALS diagnosis within the last nine months.
The series will be facilitated by members of the Foundation’s Support Services team. Each session will address a topic and provide resources and education to consider, with time set aside for Q&A.
Starting in June, the ALS Newly Diagnosed Support Series will meet every second and fourth Wednesday of the month for one hour, beginning at noon CST. Each series is comprised of eight sessions, with the first session on June 14.
“We want to create an opportunity for people who were recently diagnosed with ALS and their loved ones to gain valuable information and start building connections with the ALS community,” says Rochelle.