State/Province Pages will evolve over time, but provide preliminary lists or links in the mean time.
*ILADS Banff Brochure
Local Support Groups
- Help us get in touch with your group leader and/or list your group or a group contact
- Consider starting a local group. If you need help with this, perhaps we (or a local organization) can assist, such as:
- helping you find other patients in your area;
- helping you find your next-nearest neighbor groups for networking;
- brainstorming ways to connect where geography precludes in-person meetings.
Some of our states may have very few to no existing support groups, though you also could have a fellow Lyme patient less than a mile away, in the very next town, at your child’s school, or across town that you don’t know about yet (all of the above were the case for me).
Please feel free to share any of the following via comments, the contact form below, or vie firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interests/talents/skills or just that you’d like to get involved;
- Relevant or interesting links for your state;
- Organizations either in your state or involved in your state;
- Events in your state (past, present, future);
- Lyme or tick research, data, survey, or detection efforts (Lyme and/or ticks).
This graphic by Jill McAllister is extremely meaningful, as it provides information not currently available in terms of geographic distribution of Lyme and Lyme infected ticks.
As a side note, some of these locations, although across the border, are not really all the far from where I was bit in 2010 (various maps will be constructed over time). As you will read elsewhere on this site, distribution estimates and maps can be dangerously misleading if they do not depict associated levels of detection effort. As is seen time and time again (with North Dakota serving as a highly relevant example) the areas where we are not finding Lyme coincide with areas where we are not yet, or not adequately looking.