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Listing: Support Groups at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Media Type

Online Resource

Reviewed Date

Oct 19, 2023


The following groups are currently meeting online: 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

AA - Online  Online Intergroup of Alcoholics Anonymous


Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Online Conversation Support Group

Come join us for a monthly online group, especially for individuals with acquired brain injury and cognitive or communication challenges. 

This group is for individuals who: 
• have an acquired brain injury (for example, stroke or traumatic brain injury)
• experience cognitive-communication challenges (but do NOT have aphasia) 
• are motivated to listen to, share, and build community with other participants

We meet monthly online via ZOOM on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 PM
Interested in joining and wanting more information? Contact Rachel Hitch, rhitch@sralab.org  312-238 6163 or Victoria Galarnyk, vgalarnyk@sralab.org  312-238-3106


Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

Support group with open meeting for persons who have Multiple Sclerosis and their family members. The group meets at various times online. 

Contact: Roberta Winter, rwinter@sralab.org for link and to be placed on the mailing list. 


Parkinson's Works - Employment Support Group

The purpose of the “Parkinson’s Works” Peer Support Group is to develop a sense of community among people with Parkinson’s who may share similar experiences in the workplace or job-searching process.

Moderated by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor who specializes in Vocational Rehabilitation at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
Open to: anyone in the United States with Parkinson’s disease.
Place: confidential web-based videoconference platform.
When: Bi-weekly schedule.
Time: 4:40pm-5:40pm CST.
please contact Paulo Aco at paco@sralab.org or (312) 238-7275.


Brain Health and Recovery Group - Burr Ridge

This group is open to former and current patients and their families who have experienced brain injury or stroke. It's a place for sharing, caring, and learning with an educational focus including guest speakers.
Date: The first Tuesday of each month
Time: 4:00 - 5:30pm.
Place: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab - Burr Ridge Day Rehab, 7600 South County Line Road. Burr Ridge, IL 60527, North Day Rehab Entrance


This content is for informational purposes only and may not be comprehensive. Information contained does not imply an endorsement from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and does not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.  See here  for further details.© Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago)
Henry B. Betts LIFE Center – (312) 238-5433

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