Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, debilitating disease for which there is no cure.  There are treatments that slow the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and many individuals affected by the disease find comfort in being able to incorporate a custom environmental control unit / ALS communication device into their daily routine to help improve their quality of life.

A 24-year-old medical student at Thomas Jefferson University by the name of Brittany File has been interviewing patients at the Jefferson Weinberg ALS Center for the past two years. She soon became passionate about the disease as she heard stories of the patient’s hopes and struggles.  She has now published a book of original poetry titled, Stop Requested: A Collection of ALS Poetry. Her collection of poetry offers a unique perspective of this debilitating disease.

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We salute Brittany File on her willingness to share this inspiring poetry in an effort to shed a different light on ALS.

Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) is the developer of the autonoME, which is a custom environmental control unit/speech generating device that features full computing capabilities all in a single, user-friendly interface. The autonoME is available in residential, hospital and portable versions and each operates using our proprietary software. The new and improved autonoME Hospital is the world’s first single device to offer augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), environmental control (hospital ECU), full computing capabilities and a fully integrated television experience. Give your friends at ASI a call to learn more about how the autonoME can transform the lives of individuals with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.