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Local Care Services in Arkansas

Founded in 2005, The ALS Association Arkansas Chapter serves people living with ALS throughout the state with compassionate support. Our services are provided free of charge and include:

                   Care coordination is assistance in navigating the various processes of obtaining in home care, a power wheelchair, referral to an ALS specialty clinic, transportation, an augmentative communication device and much more.

                  Support groups provide an opportunity for people living with ALS to gather, connect, and talk with one another. These groups meet every other month at various locations throughout the state.

                  The Loan Closet has items to help people living with ALS every step of the journey, shared with us to be shared with you. Before purchasing a piece of equipment, check with us and we may have the item available.

                  Operation Speak Easier is a team of tech savvy individuals who assist people living with ALS in troubleshooting and fixing problems that may arise with augmentative communication devices.  

                 Caregivers' Conferences are held in various locations around the state to provide skills training and support to caregivers of our people living with ALS.

                 Educational Outreach is offered to local healthcare providers, institutions, and community members to increase awareness and knowledge of ALS throughout Arkansas. 

              Children and Family Support provides support and resources to children of those who have been affected by ALS.

                Our Grant Program is available to those in need to assist with respite care or medical supplies/groceries.

                Advocacy for legislation that improves people living with ALS' coverage for in home care, power wheelchairs, augmentative communication devices and a streamlined process and increased access to research, treatments, and medications.

                Bereavement Support for those who have lost a loved one due to ALS.

               Collaboration and partnership with ALS specialty clinics.


Care Services Coordinators

Cris Mammarelli

Central Arkansas Care Services Coordinator



Ruth Ellen Tubbs

NW Arkansas Care Services Coordinator