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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

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  1. ONLINE Financial Assistance

    Society Resources: Scholarship Program

    MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. The National MS Society’s scholarship program exists to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of earning a college education. Support offered is more than just financial; the Society facilitates connections between the scholars, offering peer support, volunteer and mentoring opportunities.

  2. PRINT Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis (book)

    With this book, readers will be able to find other options that may provide symptomatic relief when conventional therapies are limited,learn about potentially dangerous interactions between CAM therapies and medical treatments used in the management of MS, identify CAM therapies that are effective, low risk and inexpensive, and recognize ineffective, dangerous or costly alternative therapies.

  3. ONLINE Insurance

    Websites: The Chronic Disease Fund

    The Chronic Disease Fund is a non-profit organization that helps underinsured patients with chronic disease obtain the expensive medications they need. They assist patients who meet income qualification guidelines and have private insurance or a Medicare Part D plan but cannot afford the co-payments for their specialty therapeutics. They pay the patient’s out-of-pocket costs directly to the provider, eliminating the cash flow problems that can prevent you from getting your medications.

  4. ONLINE Vehicles

    Driving with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

    Addresses questions and concerns about how MS might affect a person’s ability to drive now or in the future. Includes information about driving evaluations and different types of auto adaptive equipment. By Pat Niewoehner, BS, OTR/L, CDRS, and Florian P. Thomas, MD, PhD. (New October 2013)

  5. ONLINE MS Education

    What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

    Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts. (last updated May 2014)

  6. ONLINE Knowledge is Power

    Society Services: Resource Library

    Books and other media resources are avaialble through the Lending Library at no cost to those living with MS and their families.

  7. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    When a Parent Has MS: A Teenagers Guide (.pdf)

    For older children and teenagers who have a parent with MS. Discusses real issues brought up by real teenagers. By Diane O’Connell with the Programs staff of the National MS Society.

  8. ONLINE Health & Wellness

    MS Learn Online-Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence (.pdf)

    This is the transcript from the MS Learn Online feature presentation: Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence, featuring Jodie Haselkorn, MD, Christopher Bever, MD, and Gary Herarro, PT.

  9. IN PERSON Employment

    Society Services: Career Coaching

    Work one-on-one with a professional career coach to achieve employment, career, and personal goals.

  10. VIDEO Treating MS

    Shift in Doctor <-> Patient Relationship (video)

    Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Excerpt from 2013 North American Education Program.

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