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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
This Brain Injury Alliance of Connecticut (BIAC) support group is a great opportunity to meet, learn from, and share support with others whose lives have been affected by brain injury. Survivors, family members, friends, and caregivers are all welcome.
|Second Wednesday of each month, 6:00-7:30 pm||Dr. Dennis Johnston, 860.827.1958, ext. 3351|
|Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)||First Tuesday of each month, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 pm||Brigitte Scalabrini, MSW, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860.612.6316|
Last Saturday of each month, 12:00 pm
|Silvia Adames, email@example.com, 860.827.1958 X 4258|
|Care For You: a caregiver support group
All caregivers of adults are welcome to attend, to share your stories and learn from others.
|Second Tuesday of each month, 4:30 pm||Kristin Mooney, LCSW, firstname.lastname@example.org, 860.827.1958, ext. 5091|
|Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
Sessions are for caregivers and individuals living with IBM
|Fourth Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3:00 pm||Brigitte Scalabrini, MSW, email@example.com, 860.612.6316|
|Parkinson's||3rd Thursday of each month, 2:00-3:30 pm||Brigitte Scalabrini, MSW, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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||Jenna DiGirolamo, PT, JDiGirolamo@hfsc.org, 860.827.1958 ext. 5491|
|Stroke||Second Tuesday of every other month (Jan., Mar., May, Jul., Sept., Nov, 3:00-4:30 pm||Kristin Mooney, LCSW, email@example.com, 860.827.1958, ext. 5091|