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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 Support and Self Help Groups

    Mix and Mingle Networking Hour – Walnut Creek

    Looking to meet other working professionals in the 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 at Modern China Cafe for light appetizers to wrap up your day.

    Walnut Creek, CA 94596See 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. TELEPHONE Legal

    MS and Employment - Legal Basics: Know Your Rights

    Learn about your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including disclosure. Job Accommodation Network Principal Consultant, Linda Batiste and Client Assistance Program attorney Jamie Ray-Leonetti will discuss practical ways to be proactive in your work situation and what to do if things do not go as planned. Also, hear from an individual with MS about their experience utilizing their rights in the workplace.

  4. TELEPHONE Employment

    MS and Employment - Managing Cognitive Symptoms and Fatigue in the Workplace

    Cognitive dysfunction and fatigue are two of the most common symptoms impacting people with MS in the workplace. They can pose significant challenges to maintaining employment. Neuropsychologist, Dr. Cynthia Sullivan, and occupational therapist, Tracy Carrasco, will discuss how these symptoms may present themselves and will share practical ways to manage them on the job.

  5. TELEPHONE Employment

    MS and Employment - Supports to Help You Find Employment

    Employment resources vary depending on the level of impact your MS has upon your ability to work. Samantha Mankin, Rehabilitation Supervisor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilition, Russell Bowe of the Speer Adult Workforce Center, and Amira Fahmy of Getting Hired Inc. will discuss how to use their resources to find employment opportunities appropriate to your needs.

  6. TELEPHONE Employment

    MS and Employment -The Essential Guide to Flexible and Home-Based Jobs

    What are the latest trends in the work-from-home and flexible job market? Brie Reynolds from Flexjobs.com, will walk participants through the trends, top career fields and most common jobs available, who's hiring, and how to find these flexible opportunities. Learn how to avoid common job scams and tips for successful job applications.

  7. VIDEO Employment

    Career Crossroads

    This video program focuses on the legal rights of employees with MS and examines ways to mitigate the effects of MS on work performance. A self-study companion workbook is also available.

  8. ONLINE Legal

    ADA and People with MS (.pdf)

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis. (last updated in August 2012)

  9. ONLINE Financial Planning

    Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with MS (.pdf)

    Addresses financial organization, planning, insurance options, employment concerns, and benefit issues important to people with MS and their families; provides information for the future and to meet financial challenges that often accompany life with MS. 72-pages. (This guide is a collaboration of the National Endowment for Financial Education, the National MS Society, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.)*published prior to the enactment of the ACA.

  10. ONLINE Employment

    Focus on Employment (.pdf)

    Covers disclosure, Americans with Disabilities Act, fatigue & cognitive issues on the job, and telework options. (last updated August 2007)

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