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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. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Self-Advocacy Skills Training: Overcoming Barriers to Getting What You Need- Pleasanton

    This practical “hands-on” workshop offers an opportunity to hear from communication and advocacy professionals about the most effective methods for presenting fact-based needs to achieve maximum results. Representatives from congressional and statewide offices will discuss how to expedite problems with Medicare and Medi-Cal, accessibility issues, Social Security claims, and intervening with governmental issues.

    Pleasanton, CA 94566See Map
  2. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Newly Diagnosed Orientation – Chico

    The National MS Society can help you get the information and support you need to live comfortably and confidently with this change in your life. Friends and family are welcome for this overview of MS facts and how the Society can help.

    Chico, CA 95926See Map
  3. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Mix and Mingle Networking Hour - Sacramento

    Looking to meet other working professionals in the Sacramento area and see how they live with their MS? Or are you thinking of going back to work after a break? Want to do so in a relaxed social setting? Join us for happy hour and some light appetizers at Hock Farm Craft & Provisions to wrap up your day.

    Sacramento, CA 95814See Map
  4. WEBCAST Family and Relationships

    Communication Tools for Maintaining Good Relationships (Teleconference Recording)

    Original Air Date: February 6, 2014 During this teleconference, Catherine Freemire, LCSW, shared Tools for Creating Positive Emotion within Relationships, Tools for Making Requests vs. Making Complaints and Tools for Making Repairs in Relationships When Conflict Arises

  5. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    Live Fully, Live Well

    Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

  6. ONLINE Everyday Matters

    Everyday Matters

    Everyone has their own idea of their best life. For people living with multiple sclerosis, the idea of that “best life” can change due to the challenges of having a chronic, unpredictable and lifelong disease. The National MS Society’s Everyday Matters, supported by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, was an interactive national project that uncovered stories of real people facing the everyday challenges that MS can bring on the path to one’s best life.

  7. ONLINE Support and Self Help Groups

    Online Groups

    Online groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. MSconnection.org groups have different purposes and goals. Groups may focus on support, advocacy, education, or be more social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed.

  8. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

    MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD. (last updated February 2012)

  9. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

    Covers pregnancy, delivery, nursing, hormones, and questions about the disease-modifying drugs. (last updated May 2006)

  10. ONLINE Home

    Hiring Help at Home (.pdf)

    Checklists and worksheets for people who need help at home. Forms for a needs assessment, job description, and employment contract. (last updated 2005)

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