The ALS Maine Collaborative has announced a new program of financial grants to assist those living with ALS to be better able to maintain their quality of life through the course of this fatal disease.

The grants will cover partial support for the purchase of small adaptive equipment not covered by a patient’s health insurance, and they will also be used for assistance in purchasing home heating fuels and for respite for family caregivers.

The collaborative’s mission is to assist newly diagnosed ALS patients, their caregivers, and those without resources such as specialized clinics and support groups in finding the help they need in facing the disease’s many intense challenges.

More information about the grant program as well as the collaborative’s publications and useful links to helpful websites are available at

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