November 15, 2018
Scott Smith has produced dazzling visual effects on major Hollywood films for nearly two decades and currently works for Brick Simple to create groundbreaking virtual reality and augmented reality projects. On Wednesday, November 28, Scott will bring his experience and ideas to The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter's Annual Dinner to talk about how Virtual Reality can be used to create a powerful empathy experience for ALS. This technology can be used for ALS awareness, education, caregiving and more.
Listen, subscribe, share, and then make sure to join us for the Annual Dinner by signing up at www.alsphiladelphia.org/annualdinner
October 9, 2018
In the latest Five Minute Tip on the Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, Alisa Brownlee talks about how people with ALS can use a scooter for mobility and answers some questions about their usefulness. Listen, share, subscribe and then get involved in the fight against ALS at www.alsphiladelphia.org
October 2, 2018
The Talk to Defeat ALS continues with another 5 Minute Tip with Alisa Brownlee. In this episode, Alisa talks about the value of Tech and Support groups and how they can make life better for a person with ALS and their family and caregivers. She explains how to find one near you and how you should be prepared to listen and learn from others.
Listen, subscribe, and do more in the fight against ALS online now at www.alsphiladelphia.org
September 25, 2018
In this 5 Minute Tip, Alisa Brownlee discusses how a person with ALS could use a Trilogy device and answers some quick questions that people may have. Listen, share, subscribe and then learn more at www.alsphiladelphia.org and follow Alisa on Twitter @ALSAssistiveTec and follow the Chapter @alsphiladelphia
September 11, 2018
In this latest 5 Minute Tip on the Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, Alisa Brownlee gives advice for how a person with ALS can call for help from a loved one outside of their home. Tune in and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes for more 5 Minute Tips and support the fight against ALS at www.alsphiladelphia.org
September 4, 2018
Alisa Brownlee is back with another 5 Minute Tip on our Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, this time to discuss how a person with ALS can use a cell phone even if they have difficulties using their hands and fingers. Listen, share, subscribe on iTunes, and then visit www.alsphiladelphia.org to learn more about resources for people with ALS and how you can donate and volunteer today.
August 23, 2018
Social Meida is a valuable tool for everybody in the 21st Century, but it can be even more vital for people with ALS who have challenges with communication and connecting with others. In this Talk to Defeat ALS podcast, Alisa Brownlee and Tony Heyl discuss the benefits and pitfalls of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and even Pinterest. This is also a reminder to follow The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter on social media @alsphiladelphia
Listen, Share, subscribe, and donate today at www.alsphiladelphia.org
August 21, 2018
In this latest 5 Minute Tip edition of the Talk to Defeat ALS Podcast, Alisa Brownlee discusses the importance of using the words Yes, No, and Maybe when communicating with a person with ALS. Many people with ALS struggle with speech and developing a Yes, No, Maybe approach to communicating can be vital to their quality of life.
Listen, share, and then get involved by donating or volunteering in the fight against ALS at www.alsphiladelphia.org
August 14, 2018
In this latest Five Minute Tip, Alisa Brownlee talks about the importance of a Go Bag for a person with ALS in case of emergencies. She talks about what to include in a Go Bag, where to put it, and why it is so vital. For more questions about a Go Bag, emergency preparedness, or Assistive Technology, email Alisa at Alisa@alsphiladelphia.org
Donate, advocate, and volunteer in the fight against ALS at www.alsphiladelphia.org
August 9, 2018
A diagnosis of ALS can be daunting and stressful. In this podcast, Alisa Brownlee discusses what to expect in your first visit to an ALS Association Treatment Center and how the clinic team works to make your experience less stressful so that you can get the care and resources you need. Alisa talks about which healthcare professionals you will meet, how to prepare for your first visit, asking questions, and what kind of follow up you and the care team will do after that visit. To learn more about the ALS Treatment Centers through The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter, visit www.alsphiladelphia.org and if you live outside of PA/NJ/DE visit www.alsa.org to find a chapter and clinic near you.
Donate, advocate, and volunteer at www.alsphiladelphia.org and make sure to follow on social media @alsphiladelphia