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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 Family and Relationships

    National MS Society Scholarship Program

    MS shouldn’t stand in the way of an education. This is why the National MS Society's scholarship program exists — to help highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college.

  2. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Butte County: Chico Self-Help Group

    Self-help group for individuals with MS. Please call leader for location, dates/time and more information.

    Multiple Dates
    Chico, CA 95926
  3. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Santa Clara County: Palo Alto Self-Help Group

    Self-help group for individuals with MS. Please call leader for location, dates/time and more information.

    Multiple Dates
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
  4. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Vision Problems (.pdf)

    Current therapy for MS-related eye disorders. Discusses low-vision aids. (last updated November 2008)

  5. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    San Francisco County: Young at Heart Self-Help Group

    Self-help group for individuals with MS. Please call leader for location, dates/time and more information.

    Multiple Dates
    San Francisco, CA 94158
  6. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Shift in Doctor - Patient Relationship (video)

    Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Excerpt from 2013 North American Education Program.

  7. Financial Planning

    Taking Control of Your Money

    It can be challenging to deal with finances when living with MS, so this teleconference will help families living with MS plan for stability and financial success in the future.

  8. ONLINE Nutrition

    Food for Thought—MS and Nutrition (.pdf)

    A guide to healthy eating—includes managing symptoms, changing eating habits, and the effects of diet on MS. By Denise M. Nowack, RD. (last updated January 2012)

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Solano County: Vacaville-Fairfield MS Self-Help Group

    Self-help group for individuals with MS. Please call leader for location, dates/time and more information.

    Multiple Dates
    Vacaville, CA 95687
  10. IN PERSON Nutrition

    Living Well with MS

    Living Well with MS is an extraordinary program designed to help you better understand MS and develop lifestyle strategies that can help diminish the effects of the disease. Get the tools and knowledge you need in this multi-week course that combines online learning with in-person classes. Develop a healthy eating and exercise program. Connect with others, like you. Gain access to MS experts. Participants must be able to walk unassisted and have Internet access.

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