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.

Amputee Connections Group

Contact: Carolyn Brown, TOR/L, CLT, 860-832-6258 ext. 5715
Interested individuals can request meetings on an as needed basis.

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

Balance/Dizziness

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 the month March through October, 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- 4:30
Contact: Gabrielle Ortiz, 860-827-1958, ext. 2924

Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome Resource Group – on hold

When: TBA

Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) Support Group

When: Second Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 2:00 pm via zoom
Contact: Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP 860-827-1958 ext. 5491

Lions Low Vision Support Group

Contact: Carolyn Brown, OTR/L, CLT, 860-832-6258 ext. 5715
Meetings will resume in April 2023.

Long COVID Support Group

When: Every second Thursday 5-6pm in person and/or via zoom
Contact: Alli Gallaher, MA, CCC-SLP, X-RAY 860-827-1958 ext. 6354

LOUD Crowd®

When: Every wednesday at 11am via Zoom.
-one in person meeting each month
Contact: Krista Orszulak 860-827-1958 ext. 4071

PoWEr Through Parkinson’s Support Group

When: Every third Wednesday of the month, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Contact: Krista Orszulak 860-827-1958 ext. 4071

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

When: Tuesday from February 7th to March 14th at 1-2:30pm via zoom
This group is sessional.
Contact: Alli Gallaher, MA, CCC-SLP, X-RAY 860-827-1958 ext. 6354

Stroke Support Group

When: Second Wednesday each month, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Contact: Elizabeth Collin