Support groups provide safe places for people living with disability or illness and their family members to meet, share information and develop friendships. Hospital for Special Care conducts a number of support groups, listed below. Participation in most groups is free of charge. For more information, call the contact person listed.

Support Group Meeting Day and Time For More Information Contact
Acquired Brain Injury Second Wednesday of each month, 6:00-7:30 pm Dr. Dennis Johnston, 860.827.1958, ext. 3351
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Third Wednesday of each month, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 pm Brigitte Scalabrini,, 860.612.6316 or Candace Kiely, R.N., 860.612.6303

Last Tuesday of each month, 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Robert Rosso,, 860.827.1958 X 5042
Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS/CIDP) Meetings dates and times vary. Please contact Lori to be on the mailing list. Lori Annear, LCSW, 860.832.6218
Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) Last Wednesday of every other month, 2:00 – 3:30 pm (January, March, May, July, September, November). Brigitte Scalabrini, MSW,, 860.612.6316
Neuromuscular Disorders Last Wednesday of every other month 2:00 – 3:30 pm (February, April, June, August, October, December).The group is open to individuals or family members affected by any neuromuscular disorder. Brigitte Scalabrini, MSW,, 860.612.6316
Parkinson’s 3rd Thursday of each month, 2:00-3:30 pm Brigitte Scalabrini,, 860.612.6316
Pulmonary Fourth Thursday of each month, 11:00 am-1:00 pm Janet Bowen, BA, CRT, 860.827.4735
Spinal Cord Injury - Round Table Discussion Third Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5:00 pm Dr. Tim Belliveau, 860.827.1958, ext. 3091
Stroke Second Tuesday of each month, 3:00-4:30 pm Kristin Mooney, LCSW,, 860.827.1958, ext. 5091