Augmentative Communications Program

A program for individuals with ALS

The ability to communicate is essential to human interaction. Of all the challenges that ALS brings, one of the most devastating is the loss of speech. When people with ALS lose the ability to speak, they not only lose an important part of their self-identity, but they also lose the ability to play an active role in their care. It doesn’t have to be this way.

A first-of-its kind program at Boston Children’s Hospital offers hope. Director of the Augmentative Communications Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, John Costello, MA, can give people with ALS the ability to speak, in their own voice, to caregivers, friends, and loved ones.

Boston Children’s Hospital is creating a fully integrated program with resources and staffing to help newly identified ALS patients preserve their voices. Your gift will help us reach our goal of raising $10 million to endow this program and make it available to ALS patients for years to come.

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