Les Turner ALS Foundation Provides Resources for Awareness Month

May is ALS Awareness Month. The Les Turner ALS Foundation has graphics, statistics, and other resources to share throughout the month.

ALS Awareness Month ad says 5,000 to 6,000 people are diagnosed with ALS annually.

The foundation, created in 1977, is named after Les Turner, a Chicago-area business owner diagnosed at age 36. Says the foundation’s Web site: “At a time when information and research on ALS was almost nonexistent, Harvey [Gaffen, Turner’s brother in law], his wife, Bonny, and Les and his wife, Ina, along with their friends and family, set out to raise funds to provide vital research and resources to people living with ALS and their families. Les passed away in 1978, but this extraordinary group of founders went on to establish what is now the longest-serving independent ALS organization in the U.S.” 

Effortless Postural Management Now Available on Demand

Did you miss last week’s live Mobility Management Webinar — Introducing Effortless Postural Management — presented by Bart Van der Heyden and Filipe Monforte Correia on behalf of Stealth Products? You can now watch the presentation free of charge and on demand.

Learning objectives include an overview of the biomechanics behind the limitations of tilt-in-space, back support recline systems, and aftermarket back supports; the biomechanics behind facilitation of spine extension, head position, and postural variation; and the benefits of managing postural variation and tone changes using the new Stealth Products’ EPiC seating system.

Seating Benefits Podcast with Ride Designs