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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 AR Care Services Coordinator



Kelsey Sundara, LMSW

NWA Care Services Coordinator


2017 Events


Northwest AR:

 July 29, ALS Night at the Madison County Rodeo @ Sky High Arena, Huntsville, AR 8pm

August 18, 1st Annual Ice Out ALS Gala CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

August 26, NWA Walk to Defeat ALS @ Compton Gardens in Bentonville

September 16, Brits in the Ozarks @ Agri Park in Fayetteville

October 8 Support Group 1:30-3:00pm @ McAuley Hall, Center for Nonprofits in Rogers (1200 W. Walnut)  

December 10, Holiday Party @ McAuley Hall, Center for Nonprofits in Rogers (1200 W. Walnut)  


**Events are subject to change without notice. For the most updated event information, please call 479-621-8700 or email  



Central AR:

Please contact Cris Mammarelli, Care Services Coordinator, for the most updated list of events at 501-773-3832 or email

The Little Rock Support/Resource Group meets every third Wednesday of the month from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, offering a light lunch and often times a guest speaker.

Location: Little Rock Children’s Library meeting room, 4800 W. 10th Street in Little Rock. Here’s a link to the library: The meeting space is just inside the front door. There is a reading nook for children attending the meetings to have a spot to read and play on the computers. Hope to see you there!