The following is a list of SMA support groups, organized by state.

Some State Coordinators organize in-person support groups in their area. Others wish to start them via phone, email or in-person when there is enough interest. If your state or area is not listed, and you are interested in starting a support group in your area, please contact our Connections Coordinator.

City Contact Person Phone / Location Meeting Times


Northwest Suburbs of Chicago SM Parent Support Group with Kathy Slattery Arlington Heights/other Every 4-6 weeks on Saturday mornings

New Hampshire

Bedford Annie DiVello 603-296-5241
169 South River Road Unit 9 Bedford NH 03110
Meets the third Wednesday of the month in January, April, July, October

New Jersey

Kinnelon Gail Kervatt 973-479-8067
Kinnelon Public Library, Room 3 or 4, 132 Kinnelon Road, Kinnelon, NJ 07405, 973-838-1312
Meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 am


The following State Coordinators would LIKE TO start a support group in their area, but are waiting for enough willing participants:


Atlanta Colleen Sandick


McCordsville Lana Harves


Milwakuie Rachel Alston

Rhode Island

Warren Todd Penoyer