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    1. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    Resources

    1. Minimizing Your Risk of Falls (.pdf)

      Identifies risk factors for falling and strategies to reduce those risks. (last updated April 2016)

    2. At Home with MS—Adapting Your Environment (.pdf)

      Modify a house or apartment to save energy, compensate for reduced vision or mobility, and live comfortably when MS is severe. Many do-it-yourself changes. By Jane E. Harmon, OTR. (last updated October 2016)

    3. Driving with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      Addresses questions and concerns about how MS might affect a person’s ability to drive now or in the future. Includes information about driving evaluations and different types of auto adaptive equipment. By Pat Niewoehner, BS, OTR/L, CDRS, and Florian P. Thomas, MD, PhD. (Updated August 2016)

    4. Hiring Help at Home (.pdf)

      Checklists and worksheets for people who need help at home. Forms for a needs assessment, job description, and employment contract. (last updated 2014)

    5. How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

      Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device. (New August 2013)

    6. MS in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers (video)

      This video is a resource for employers, featuring discussions about multiple sclerosis in the workplace.

    7. Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

      This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

    8. Free From Falls Part 1 (video)

      Free From Falls is a comprehensive fall prevention program for people with multiple sclerosis. This DVD provides an introduction and overview of fall risk and prevention. The target audience is people with MS who are ambulatory (alone or with a cane, walking stick or crutch). Part one of a two-part series.

    9. Free From Falls Part 2 (video)

      Free From Falls is a comprehensive fall prevention program for people with multiple sclerosis. This DVD provides an introduction and overview of fall risk and prevention. The target audience is people with MS who are ambulatory (alone or with a cane, walking stick or crutch). Part two of a two-part series.

    10. 101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas For Wheelers And Slow Walkers (book)

      101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

    11. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace Part 1(video)

      Part 1- Thinking Proactively About Employment

    12. Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis

      The National MS Society is collaborating with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs MS Centers of Excellence to support improved care and support services for veterans with multiple sclerosis and their families.

    13. Staying Mobile

      Staying Mobile can be accomplished through effective symptom management, the use of mobility aids, automobile adaptations and the use of assistance animals.

    14. Increasing Accessibility

      Increasing Accessibility often requires the adaptation of tools and devices at one’s home or work — and becoming an MS activist in the community.

    15. AT Network

      AT Network is dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians.

    16. 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).

    17. Disability.gov

      Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find answers to questions about everything from Social Security benefits to employment to affordable and accessible housing.

    18. Affordable Accessible Housing: Guide for Northern California

      The National MS Society has developed a user-friendly resource to help families evaluate their housing needs and better understand the range of housing options available to them. This resource addresses each of the subjects listed below and utilizes hyperlinks to provide users with direct access to the organizations and/or agencies relevant to that topic area.

    19. Secrets to a Successful Career Change

      Original Air Date: July 20, 2011 Presenter: Steve W. Nissen, M.S., CRC & Michelle Alford-Williams The topics of this teleconference include: retaining and other issues faced with a change in career direction.

    20. Accessibility Begins at Home (Teleconference Recording)

      Original Air Date: September 21, 2010 Presenter: Van Roberts This teleconference focuses on how home improvements can provide greater accessibility; making your home more efficient and barrier free; and home modification and increasing your independence.

    21. 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.

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