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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis


Other Names for this Disease
  • ALS
  • Lou Gehrig disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 1
  • ALS1
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Financial Resources

  • Patient Services, Inc (PSI) provides financial support and guidance for qualified patients with specific chronic diseases. PSI helps patients find solutions to the social and economic problems confronting patients with chronic conditions.
  • The Social Security Administration has included this condition in their Compassionate Allowances Initiative. This initiative speeds up the processing of disability claims for applicants with certain medical conditions that cause severe disability. More information about Compassionate Allowances and applying for Social Security disability is available online.
Other Names for this Disease
  • ALS
  • Lou Gehrig disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis type 1
  • ALS1
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.