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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 Family and Relationships

    Kidventure Aquatic Adventure

    Kidventure offers recreation, support, and fun for children and teens, ages 7 to 17, who have a parent with MS. Join Kidventure for a day of fun and exploration at the National Aquarium! We will meet near the Chinatown Metro and travel by bus as a group to Baltimore.

    Washington, DC 20001
  2. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    Holy Cross Hospital: Family and Caregiver Resource Center

    Holy Cross Hospital’s family and caregiver services are empowering caregivers with information, emotional and spiritual support—and links to critical resources.  We’re advocates for seniors—and serve their needs in many ways.  If you are caring for an elderly relative or friend who is ill or disabled it is our mission to give you the resources you need to provide this important service for your loved one.

  3. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    Fairfax County Family Caregiver Support Program

    Provides support for family caregivers, including information, respite care, education and training, and support groups.

  4. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    Family home visits

    MS happens to families, not just to individuals. When a person is diagnosed with MS, there is immediate impact on all who love them. Chapter social workers and counselors are available to facilitate family meetings at your home and provide age-appropriate information to all family members.

  5. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    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.

  6. ONLINE Everyday Matters

    Everyday Matters

    Everyone has their own idea of their best life. For people living with multiple sclerosis, the idea of that “best life” can change due to the challenges of having a chronic, unpredictable and lifelong disease. The National MS Society’s Everyday Matters, supported by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, was an interactive national project that uncovered stories of real people facing the everyday challenges that MS can bring on the path to one’s best life.

  7. ONLINE Support and Self Help Groups

    Online Groups

    Online groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. MSconnection.org groups have different purposes and goals. Groups may focus on support, advocacy, education, or be more social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed.

  8. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

    MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD. (last updated February 2012)

  9. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

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

  10. 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)

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