Support Groups

COVID-19 Update:
A number of support groups are moving to virtual platforms. Please check the Events Calendar for an updated schedule.

Support groups provide safe places for people living with a disability or illness and their family members to meet, share information and develop friendships. We host a number of support groups, of which participation is free of charge and is open to the community.

Acquired Brain Injury

When: Second Wednesday of each month, 6:00-7:30 pm
Contact: Scott Moore, 203-233-2129
Survivors, family members, friends, and caregivers are all welcome.

Alpha One Antitrypsin

Contact: Faithe Petty, 860-537-2668

Amputee Connections Group

When: Second Wednesday of each month, 6:00 pm
Contact: Barbara, 860-828-8241, or Carolyn Brown, TOR/L, CLT, 860-832-6258 ext. 5715

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

When: First Thursday of each month, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm
Contact: Michelle Gaski, LCSW Regional Care Manager, ALSA-CT, 203-874-5050


When: Third Saturday of every other month, 12:00 pm
Contact: Lisa O’Brien, 860-827-1958 ext. 5065

Breathtakers Pulmonary Support Group

When: Fourth Thursday of each month, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Contact: Stephanie Alderman, CRT, 860-832-6228

Cord Connections for Spinal Cord Injury

When: 3rd Thursday of every month 3:30- 4:30
Contact: Sarah Barnes, 860-827-1958, ext. 5068

Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome Resource Group – on hold

When: TBA

Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) Support Group

When: Second Tuesday of each month, 1:00-2:30pm
Contact: Lindsay Pratt-Bluemle, LCSW, 860-612-6316

Lions Low Vision Support Group

Contact: Carolyn Brown, OTR/L, CLT, 860-832-6258 ext. 5715

Parkinson’s Support Group – on hold

The Parkinson’s Support Group is an opportunity for all individuals with Parkinson’s disease and/or their caregivers to discuss research, community resources, and therapeutic programs. Come be part of the conversation!

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Contact: Laura Roix 860-268-0144 / Stephanie Alderman, CRT, 860-832-6228

Stroke Support Group

When: Second Wednesday each month, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Contact: Cheryl Rowe 860-832-6232