Support Services

Assistive Technology Grant

The Les Turner ALS Foundation partners with Asyst Communications Co. Inc. (Asyst) to offer accessible technology to help people living with ALS communicate, control their environment and meet their care needs. The Assistive Technology grant helps cover an initial assessment and approved follow-up visits from consultants with Asyst.

You may request an online application from your ALS Support Services Coordinator or the Les Turner ALS Foundation Director of Support Services and Education.


  • Grants are available to people with ALS who demonstrate financial need.
  • All existing sources for obtaining the requested equipment will be explored before grants are approved. Please work with your ALS Support Services Coordinator to identify community resources or help with insurance navigation.
  • To be eligible you must receive your care at the Lois Insolia ALS Clinic at Northwestern Medicine and speak with a member of our Support Services Team to demonstrate financial need.
  • You may apply for an Assistive Technology grant annually.

Asyst Communications Home Services for People Living with ALS

  • Training on speech generating devices (SGD’s) and eye gaze control systems
  • Text to speech computer software programs and speech apps
  • Voice banking systems
  • Portable assistive communication and remote control
  • Call system: call for attention with the touch of a button
  • Portable voice amplifier
  • Home automation technology
  • Computer access and internet navigation
  • Cell phone/texting
  • You may apply for an Assistive Technology grant annually.

For more information about our Assistive Technology Grant, Asyst Communications Home Services or loaner communication devices, please contact your ALS Support Services Coordinator or or call 847 679 3311.

For more information on Asyst, please contact Steve Wells at or call 888 888 9060.

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