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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 Long-Term Care

    Self Advocacy for Medical Care and Long Term Care (.pdf)

    This guide is intended to help people with multiple sclerosis engage in self advocacy to better understand and guide their medical care, and, as necessary, manage their long-term care

  2. ONLINE You CAN!

    You CAN!

    You CAN! is brought to you with the help of Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis) as a reminder that despite the challenges MS may bring, you have a whole life to live. Can Do Multiple Sclerosis teaches people with MS to focus on what they ‘can do’ in life instead of what they cannot, empowering them to live fuller, more productive lives.

  3. MS Education

    Lending Library

    The Connecticut Chapter is proud to offer the unique service of a loan library, featuring books, videos, audiotapes and magazines on multiple sclerosis and related subjects. These resources include medical, physical, emotional and research issues. These materials are available free of charge through the online library, or by calling the chapter at 860-913-2550. Materials are avaiable for loan for people with MS, family members and health professionals currently registered with the chapter.

  4. ONLINE Home

    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 2005)

  5. ONLINE Financial Assistance

    Scholarships

    The Society’s Scholarship Program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS, or who have a parent with MS, achieve their dreams of going to college.

  6. Financial Assistance

    State of Connecticut Department of Social Services

    The Department of Social Services (DSS) offers a wide variety of services for Connecticut residents. These include health care coverage, independent living services, housing, long-term care, energy assistance, and food and nutrition aid. For a complete listof programs that address the specific needs of families, people with disabilities, children and the elderly, please visit the Department of Social Services website.

  7. ONLINE Mobility & Accessibility

    Affordable Accessible Housing

    Affordable accessible housing is often a critical element in enabling people with MS to preserve their independence and remain engaged in their communities. The National MS Society has developed a user-friendly guide to explain the range of housing resources available in Connecticut. Topics addressed include how to renegotiate a mortgage, make home modifications, apply for rental vouchers or explore affordable assistive living.

  8. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Plaintalk—A Booklet about MS for Families (.pdf)

    Discusses some of the more difficult physical and emotional problems many families face. By Sarah Minden, MD, and Debra Frankel, MS, OTR. (last updated January 2014)

  9. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 2 (video)

    This video features part two of a discussion about pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.

  10. VIDEO Nutrition

    Vitamin D (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.

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