Wisconsin's ALS Association Certified Treatment Centers of Excellence
College of Wisconsin & the Milwaukee VA Medical Center ALS Clinics
Looking Back and Looking Forward
16th Annual ALS Care and Research (Virtual) Symposium
Melinda S. Kavanaugh, PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor and PhD Program Coordinator Social Work
Dr. Melinda S. Kavanaugh holds a PhD, MSW and an LCSW with years of clinical experience across health care settings and populations, including neurological disorders such as Huntington’s disease,
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Based on her clinical experience, Dr. Kavanaugh’s translational research focuses on an isolated population of caregivers - children and teens (“youth caregivers/young carers”).
What is Y-CARE and WHY is it so important?
Children of Patients with ALS
ALS Care & Research Symposium
HOPE THROUGH KNOWLEDGE
The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association is the ONLY national organization solely devoted to encouraging and funding research to discover the cause of and a cure for ALS. A nonprofit organization with a network of Chapters and support groups throughout the United States, The ALS Association also provides patient support, public awareness, legislative advocacy and education for health care professionals and the general public.
The ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter evolved from a local support group and became an official Chapter in 1987. The Fundraising and Care Services staff of the Wisconsin Chapter work together to raise much needed funds and provide services and support for our Chapter families. The staff is under the guidance of an energetic volunteer Board of Directors. In addition, dedicated volunteers and community partners provide invaluable support in all areas of the Chapter.
Provide education, guidance, services and support to ALS patients, their families and their caregivers.
Promote public awareness.
Raise funds for ALS research.
Support the ALS Association Certified Centers and affiliated ALS Multidisciplinary Clinics throughout Wisconsin. Encourage the development of ALS specialty care to ensure the highest level of care isavailable to individuals living with ALS in Wisconsin.
For more information on events, including our Support Groups and Caregiver Support Groups, visit our WI Chapter website.