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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 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
  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. ONLINE Legal

    Know Your Rights: A Legal Guide for People Living with MS (.pdf)

    Easy to read Q & A format containing information on employment, SSDI, family law, insurance, and more. Offers resources in each chapter, form letters and helpful guides for navigating legal difficulties.

  6. ONLINE Financial Planning

    Disability Benefits 101

    Disability Benefits 101 gives you tools and information on employment, health coverage, and benefits. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together. Get educated and get the answers you need.

  7. Legal

    Reasonable Accommodations and Disability Disclosure: The Basics

    Original Air Date: August 1, 2012 Presenter: Jan Garrett You may have found yourself asking questions such as, "If and when is it time to disclose your need for accommodations? Who do you disclose to? What accommodations can you ask for that will help support your continued employment?" Jan will touch on the basic rights that are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Legal

    Legislative Session Review (Teleconference Recording)

    Original Air Date: June 23, 2011 Presenter: Jim Freeburg Topics include health care reform implementation, long-term care oversight, budget negotiations, and new legislation to allow more MS specialists to practice in Washington.

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