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Resources To Help You
While there is currently no cure for ALS, the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) is working hard to find treatments. As you deal with your diagnosis, there are tools, resources, and people available to help you become informed and empowered to make choices about how to move forward. The information contained on this page includes ALS TDI resources as well as links to third-party organizations that provide additional resources and services that you may find valuable.

We're Here For You

As a nonprofit biotech, the ALS Therapy Development Institute is 100 percent focused on research to find treatments for ALS as quickly as possible. Our lab is funded by supporters and donors around the world who are united in ending ALS. If you would like to learn more about who we are, and our approach to ending ALS, you can watch our short video here.
When you feel ready, we encourage you to contact us so that a member of our ALS TDI team can tell you more about our ALS research and answer your questions.
Newly Diagnosed Resources
We hope that the following resources can help to answer questions about your ALS diagnosis and provide tools that will allow you to determine next steps.

Learn What Steps You Can Take Now
Precision Medicine Program
ALS TDI's Precision Medicine Program (PMP) allows people with ALS to gain valuable insights about their disease progression while also contributing to ALS research – all without having to leave your home. The program is free to participate in and may help you to make more informed decisions about potential treatments as well as track whether or not certain interventions are working. Learn more about the benefits of enrolling in the PMP.
Multidisciplinary Clinics
Getting an appointment at a multidisciplinary clinic (MDC) can be an important next step for people who are newly diagnosed with ALS. There is some evidence to support that people with ALS who consistently attend MDC's can improve their quality of life, possibly prolong their survival, and reduce hospital admissions. Through these clinics you can meet with a team of health care professionals specially trained to address the needs of people living with ALS. You can search ALS clinics by state at youralsguide.com.

Learn About ALS Treatments and Trials
Treatments and ALS Drugs
There are currently two approved FDA treatments that aim to slow ALS disease progression. While there are no effective treatments nor cures that halt disease progression, scientists at ALS TDI and around the world are working hard to develop therapies for ALS. Learning about current and potential ALS treatments, as well as ALS drugs that may help with managing symptoms, may be a helpful step following ALS diagnosis. You can view unbiased information on ALS treatments and drugs here.
Wondering about alternative treatments? ALS Untangled is a third-party organization that reviews alternative and off label treatments (AOTs), with the goal of helping people with ALS make more informed decisions about them.
ALS Clinical Trials
Following an ALS diagnosis you may want to learn more about ALS clinical trials. Doing so will ensure that you are aware of any that may be an option for you, as well as keep you informed on the status of potential treatments. ALS TDI maintains an unbiased listing of clinical trials and provides information on all those enrolling worldwide. To find information on all ALS clinical trials that are currently enrolling, browse our clinical trials database.
Do you want to learn more about how clinical trials work? To learn more about the four phases of clinical trials, read our blog post here.
Are you newly diagnosed with ALS and looking for help to begin searching for clinical trials? Watch ALS TDI's recent ALS Town Hall: Clinical Trial Series Part 1 to learn what steps you can take and hear other people with ALS talk about their experience with clinical trials. Watch Clinical Trials discussion here.

Stay Informed About ALS Research
Research News
At ALS TDI, we aim to keep you informed by providing up-to-date ALS research news articles. These articles include research at ALS TDI as well as general ALS research and science news. You can browse our ALS Research news articles here.
In addition to our own articles, ALS News Today is a third-party organization that publishes frequent articles related to ALS research, science, and living with ALS.

Get Connected to the ALS Community
ALS Forum
The ALS Forum provides a free virtual platform to connect with other members of the ALS community. Here you can ask questions or search through existing threads to find information that is relevant to you. You can create a free account and join our ALS community forum here.
ALS TDI Emails
Sign up for ALS TDI emails to stay updated on ALS research, learn about events and programs, and hear stories from the community. In addition to receiving our monthly PeriodicALS newsletter, you can opt-in to receive updates on clinical trials, events, and new episodes of our Endpoints Podcast. You can sign up for ALS TDI emails here.
Contact Us
Contact ALS TDI if you would like one of our team members to reach out to you directly. We can provide information about ALS TDI, ALS research, and ALS clinical trials, as well as help to answer questions. While ALS TDI does not provide patient services, we can help to direct you to third party organizations that do. Contact ALS TDI to start a conversation.
Additional Resources
Patient Health & Care
View a list of organizations and resources that can provide more information about patient care and assistance. Explore patient care and health resources here.
Research & Clinical Information
View a list of organizations and resources that provide additional information on research and clinics, and find answers to frequently asked questions. Explore research and clinical resources here.
Nutrition Tracking
In addition to tracking your symptoms, taking steps to maintain your weight can be beneficial following an ALS diagnosis. Researchers and dietitians at Massachusetts General Hospital have created an ALS Nutrition app to help people living with ALS consume the calories they need to maintain their current weight.
ALS Augmentative Communication Program
The The ALS Augmentative Communication Program at Boston Children's Hospital aims to support communication and daily functional needs for people with ALS. They provide comprehensive augmentative communication and assistive technology assessments, trials and training to people with ALS from the time of diagnosis throughout their lifespan.
We have one mission. End ALS.
To learn more about how ALS TDI is working to find effective treatments for ALS, click here.