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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.

  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

    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
  3. IN PERSON Insurance

    Maneuvering Through the World of Disability Insurance

    Disability insurance can be confusing, and leave you with questions. Join us as we tackle maneuvering through disability insurance, answer your questions and clear up confusion that you may have.

    Carmichael, CA 95609See Map
  4. Legal

    Affordable Care Act: Key Provisions for People with MS

    Original Air Date: October 3, 2013 Presenter: Kim Calder, Director of Federal Health Affairs and Insurance Policy of the National MS Society Topics of this teleconference include: background on the National MS Society’s involvement in healthcare reform, explanation of the ways the Affordable Care Act impacts private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, an overview of the new Health Insurance Marketplace and state Exchanges & additional resources about the Affordable Care Act

  5. Legal

    American Disability Act & Disclosure

    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011 Presenter: Eddie Whidden, M.A. The topics of this teleconference include: when and how to disclose that you have MS, as well as provide input on what kinds of accomodations can be offered to employees and how to request them.

  6. WEBCAST Insurance

    "Applying for Long Term Disability Benefits" recording

    Original Air Date: August 10, 2011 Presenter: Lisa Kantor. The topics of this teleconference include how to apply for and access vital Long Term Disability benefits.

  7. ONLINE Employment

    California State Department of Rehabilitation

    California State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) provides consultation, counseling and vocational rehabilitation.

  8. Insurance

    CA State Disability Benefit Program

    Original Air Date: August 17, 2011 Presenter: Alicia Oldfield This teleconference highlights the challenges faced when accessing State Disability Insurance due to the unpredictable nature of MS. Information about the program, who qualifies and instructions on how to apply is also featured.

  9. ONLINE Insurance

    Covered California

    Covered California is a new, easy-to-use marketplace where you and your family may get financial assistance to make coverage more affordable and where you will be able to compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget.

  10. WEBCAST Employment

    "Deploying Your Passions for a Successful Career" recording

    Original Air Date: July 25, 2012. Presenter: Dr. Kenneth M. Nowack. How do we define success in today’s world of work? This interactive workshop will help you identify areas of passion and what matters most to you, explore the factors associated with career and life success, consider how the unpredictability of MS might impact your career journey and use conference tools and resources to successfully navigate today’s turbulent work.