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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.

  1. TELEPHONE One-on-one Peer Support


    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.

  2. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. TELEPHONE Mobility & Accessibility

    Equipment Loan Program

    The Connecticut Chapter's Equipment Loan Program provides much-needed assistive devices such as manual wheelchairs, walkers and scooters on a short-term basis. Borrowing from the chapter offers a free alternative for people who are waiting for insurance to cover equipment costs or those who need equipment for a short period of time.

  6. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Derby Support Group

    Self-help group for individuals with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    Derby, CT 06418See Map
  7. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Waterbury Support Group

    Self-help group for individuals with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    Waterbury, CT 06705See Map
  8. TELEPHONE Social and Emotional support

    Computer Outreach Program

    The Computer Outreach Program provides computers to those who live with multiple sclerosis and are restricted to their homes or are living in long-term care facilities. This unique program enables these individuals to remain connected to the world beyond their homes despite financial constraints that preclude them from purchasing computers or assistive technology.

  9. VIDEO MS Education

    MS Next Step®

    Hearing the diagnosis of MS is never easy. MS Next Step is designed to answer questions that are commonly asked immediately following a diagnosis and provides an introduction to MS and the programs and services of the National MS Society. (Available in Spanish.)

  10. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    New Haven Support Group

    Self-help group for individuals with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    New Haven, CT 06511See Map