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,, 860.612.6316

Last Saturday of each month, 12:00 pm

Silvia Adames,, 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,, 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,, 860.612.6316
Parkinson's 3rd Thursday of each month, 2:00-3:30 pm Brigitte Scalabrini, MSW,, 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,, 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,, 860.827.1958, ext. 5091