ALS and Speech Loss

ALS and Speech Loss

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurological disease. Approximately 10% - 15% of individuals with the disease present with speech difficulties as their primary symptom. Issues with speech often begin gradually with the…
Veterans and ALS

Veterans and ALS

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As we have discussed in a previous article, those who have served in the military appear to be at a higher risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Additional studies point to the possibility that military veterans with…
Protecting Your Family From COVID-19

Protecting Your Family From COVID-19

(part two) We are continuing our series on tips to help protect your family from COVID-19. Our previous article discussed monitoring local health department recommendations, wearing a mask, and showering and washing clothes after being out…
Neither ALS Nor Covid-19

Neither ALS Nor Covid-19 Kept This Father From His Son’s Games

As a premier provider of assistive technology for quadriplegics and individuals with debilitating diseases, we work with many clients affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). So, when a story like this catches our eyes, we feel compelled…
Family Members, Caregivers and COVID-19

Family Members, Caregivers and COVID-19

(part two) We are continuing our series on keeping your family safe during COVID-19. Our last article discussed the importance of monitoring local health department recommendations, wearing a mask and showering/washing clothes after being…
Keeping Your Family Safe From COVID-19

Keeping Your Family Safe From COVID-19

(part one) Quadriplegics and individuals with chronic diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and multiple sclerosis (MS) are especially vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19.  If you or a loved one is a quadriplegic or has…
custom environmental control unit/ALS communication device

National Institutes of Health Rolling Out New Initiative to Further ALS Research

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The National Institutes of Health announced a five-year, $25 million investment in a new program aimed at incentivizing additional research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, amyotrophic lateral…
augmentative and alternative communication

ALS Assistive Technology Benefits

Part One Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) is continuing our series of articles on the benefits of ALS assistive technology.  We are focusing specifically on the autonoME, a proprietary environmental control unit/speech generating device…