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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 Employment

    Working with MS Self-Help Group (Rockville)

    This group for individuals living and working (employed, seeking to return to work, or exploring how long to remain working) with the symptoms and diagnosis of MS offers solution-focused positive self-help.

    Multiple Dates
    Rockville, MD 20850See Map
  2. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Kids Get MS Too: A Handbook for Parents Whose Child or Teen has MS (.pdf)

    This handbook is a guide for parents with a child or teen with MS.

  3. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Invisible Symptoms in MS Part 2 (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part two of a two-part discussion with Rosalind Kalb, PhD, who talks about invisible symptoms in multiple sclerosis.

  4. IN PERSON Emotional Health

    Counseling

    The chapter offers a wide variety of counseling and support services, both professionally and peer-led. You may choose to request individual or family counseling, or participate in targeted short-term, professionally led groups. You may also want to get involved in one of our peer-support programs, such as a self-help group in your community.

  5. ONLINE Social and Emotional support

    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.

  6. IN PERSON Home

    Financial Assistance - Transportation

    Provides reimbursement for one trip per month to MS-related medical appointments and support group meetings provided by public transportation, MetroAccess, other local paratransit, or Medicaid. For trips not covered by other transportation options, provides round-trip transportation one time per month, budget permitting, to MS-related medical appointments and support group meetings, in taxis or wheelchair accessible vans.

  7. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Controlling Spasticity (.pdf)

    Managing this common, sometimes disabling, MS symptom—roles of self-help, medications, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians. (last updated May 2014)

  8. VIDEO Employment

    Career Crossroads: Employment and MS (DVD)

    Developed by employment and MS experts to help individuals living with MS remain in the workforce. The information is applicable to all people with disabilities or chronic health conditions.

  9. IN PERSON Exercise

    Adaptive Yoga: Floor Poses (Gaithersburg)

    Gentle stretches and modified poses help you gain a working knowledge of yoga and show you how to carry these approaches over into everyday activities. Participants in this class include individuals with MS, back pain, chronic pain, and those post surgery and injury. Postures and movements are explored while sitting or lying on the floor.

    Multiple Dates
  10. WEBCAST Research

    Promising MS Research - Recorded Webcast

    Promising MS Research to Repair, Protect and Restore the Nervous System. Moderator Kate Milliken and panelists Dr. Ben Barres, Dr. Jonah Chan, Dr. Timothy Coetzee and Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl. December 5, 2013

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