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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

    West Haven Support Group

    Professionally-led support group for individuals with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    West Haven, CT 06516See Map
  2. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    New London Support Group

    Professionally-led support group for individuals with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    New London, CT 06320See Map
  3. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    Caregivers' Meeting

    Multiple sclerosis brings changes and challenges not only to the person with MS, but also to their family and friends. Family members of people with MS need support too, especially primary caregivers. Caregivers are invited to join us at meetings held across the state to talk about the impact of MS on their lives and share struggles and solutions with each other.

    Hamden, CT 06518See Map
  4. IN PERSON Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Complementary and Alternative Therapies in MS

    In collaboration with the Yale MS Center, the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, is offering a free education series. Each session will feature a medical expert in the field of MS.

    North Haven, CT 06473See Map
  5. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    Couples Retreat Weekend

    A weekend getaway to focus on nurturing the loving relationships in our lives.

    Stamford, CT 06902See Map
  6. TELEPHONE One-on-one Peer Support

    MSFriends

    The MSFriends program connects you with volunteers living with MS. The common bond of living with MS creates a unique connection. MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.

  7. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

    Covers pregnancy, delivery, nursing, hormones, and questions about the disease-modifying drugs. (last updated May 2006)

  8. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bladder Dysfunction (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses diagnosing bladder problems associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms.

  9. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Guidelines for the Outside Meeting Support Program (.pdf)

    This document provides guidelines for the National MS Society's support of meetings, workshops and conferences.

  10. ONLINE Adaptive Equipment

    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)

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