Receiving a diagnosis of ALS can be overwhelming. You may experience many different emotions, and you may feel the need to learn more about how this complex disease will affect you. Some people want to know as much as possible, often right after diagnosis. Others prefer to take a gradual approach as changes occur and as the need for specific information develops. Take the approach that works best for you.

Family members and close friends may also wish to learn more about ALS.

Here are a few important resources to get you started:

Some of the content on this page is sourced from the ALS Guide, which was published in 2019 as a joint project of ALS Societies across Canada.