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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 Mobility & Accessibility

    Pacific Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center

    Pacific Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the ADA and Accessible Electronic and Information Technology (E&IT).

  2. IN PERSON Treating MS

    Resources for Professionals

    Advances in research are changing the face of multiple sclerosis every day. The National MS Society is committed to helping healthcare providers keep abreast of these changes. To ensure quality care for people with MS, the National MS Society regularly offers Continuing Education programs for medical professionals. Some programs can be completed by mail or online; others promote networking by meeting in local healthcare facilities.

  3. Treating MS

    Turning Humor into Medication

    Studies have shown that humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Take a tour of your life and learn how to laugh at yourself and to create humor out of the not-so-funny experience of life.

  4. IN PERSON Health & Wellness

    Care Management

    This program serves individuals and families whose chronic long-term care needs can no longer be solely met by family and friends. It also assists families in navigating the and social service delivery system in order to access services and programs that support community living and avoid premature institutionalized care. The goal is to coordinate social, economic, and health care resources to meet individual needs and prevent costlier care.

  5. TELEPHONE Emotional Health

    Counseling Services

    We can help you get the emotional support you need. We offer professionally-led telephone counseling groups with licensed therapists. We can also provide you with referrals to community-based and professional counselors in your area.

  6. IN PERSON Treating MS

    UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center

    The UCSF Regional Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Center offers the latest in comprehensive care and treatment for children with MS and other related disorders, as well as the information and support their families need.

  7. 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.

  8. ONLINE You CAN!

    You CAN!

    You CAN! is brought to you with the help of Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis) as a reminder that despite the challenges MS may bring, you have a whole life to live. Can Do Multiple Sclerosis teaches people with MS to focus on what they ‘can do’ in life instead of what they cannot, empowering them to live fuller, more productive lives.

  9. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Acupuncture and MS: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    An exploration of what is known and not known about this complementary therapy by Alan Bowling, MD, PhD and Tom Stewart. (last updated 2004)

  10. VIDEO Nutrition

    Antioxidants and MS (video)

    Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's questions about antioxidants and if they are recommended for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.

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