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
Alpha One Antitrypsin   Faithe Petty,  860.537.2668
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) First Tuesday of each month, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 pm Michelle Gaski, LCSW Regional Care Manager, ALSA-CT ,, 203.874.5050
Balance/Dizziness 3rd Saturday of every other month, 12:00 pm (February, April, June, August, October, December) Lisa O’Brien,, 860.827.1958 X 5065

Cord Connections for Spinal Cord Injury

3rd Tuesday of every month, 3:30 pm. Sarah Barnes
860.827.1958, ext. 5068
Parkinson’s Resource Group Fourth Thursday of every month, 4:00 pm Jennifer Weed, MS CCC-SLP, 860.827.1958 ext. 5031
Pulmonary Fourth Thursday of each month, 11:00 am-1:00 pm Stephanie Alderman,, 860.827.4735
Pulmonary Fibrosis   Laura Roix,, 860.268.0144 / Stephanie Jae Alderman, CRT,, 860.832.6228
Stroke and Caregivers Support Group Second Wednesday every other month, 3:00 – 4:00pm Dora Rivera 860-827-1958 ext. 6363