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 224-366-8574
Arlington Heights/other
Meets 4 to 6 times per year. Days of the week may vary.


Plymouth Kelly Melhorn Public Library
15700 36th Ave N
Plymouth, MN 55446
Meets the second Saturday or Sunday of the month

New Hampshire

Bedford Annie DiVello 603-296-5241
125 Main Street, #E
Newmarket NH
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
Meets the second Saturday of each month at 10:30 am


Portland Rachel Alston Figlia Americana
1100 SE Grand Ave, Portland, Oregon
1st Monday of Every Month Time 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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


McCordsville Lana Harves


Nick Miller

Rhode Island

Warren Todd Penoyer