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The mission of The ALS Association of Georgia, Inc, is to lead the fight to cure and treat ALS through global cutting-edge research, and to empower people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
The ALS Association of Georgia is the only local nationally not-for-profit organization dedicated solely to the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and the support of ALS patients and their caregivers. Primary responsibilities of The ALS Association of Georgia include:-Basic Services: support of patients, families and caregivers through information and referrals, home visits, support groups, and coordination of medical care.
-Specialized Programs: Equipment loan, enabling patients to have access to equipment not covered by insurance; Children's counseling, for children of ALS patients who are in crisis because of their parent's illness; Respite care, allowing caregivers brief periods of rest while a trained healthcare aide assists the patient.
-Public Education and Awareness: To increase the understanding of ALS within the general public, and to provide in-service training to the healthcare community.-Research Support: of projects coordinated by the National Office of The ALS Association