Support Groups

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: Dr. Dennis Johnston, 860-827-1958, ext. 3351
Survivors, family members, friends, and caregivers are all welcome.

Alpha One Antitrypsin

Contact: Faithe Petty, 860-537-2668

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

When: First Tuesday of each month, 2:00 pm–3:30 pm
Contact: Michelle Gaski, LCSW Regional Care Manager, ALSA-CT, 203-874-5050


When: Third Saturday of every other month, 12:00 pm (February, April, June, August, October, December)
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: Third Thursday of every month, 3:30 pm
Contact: Sarah Barnes, 860-827-1958, ext. 5068

Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome Resource Group

When: Second Friday of every other month, 3:00-4:00pm
Contact: Tricia LeDuc, DPT, 860-827-1958, ext. 5145

Parkinson’s Resource Group

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!

When: Third Tuesday of every month, 3:00 pm
Contact: Katharine Coggshall, RN, BSN, Clinical Coordinator, 860-612-6388

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
This support group is co-hosted with Hartford Healthcare; the site of the meetings rotates between Midstate Medical Center and Hospital for Special Care.