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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 MS Education

    What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

    Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts. (last updated May 2014)

  2. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    When a Parent Has MS: A Teenagers Guide (.pdf)

    For older children and teenagers who have a parent with MS. Discusses real issues brought up by real teenagers. By Diane O’Connell with the Programs staff of the National MS Society.

  3. ONLINE Health & Wellness

    MS Learn Online-Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence (.pdf)

    This is the transcript from the MS Learn Online feature presentation: Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence, featuring Jodie Haselkorn, MD, Christopher Bever, MD, and Gary Herarro, PT.

  4. VIDEO Treating MS

    Shift in Doctor <-> Patient Relationship (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.

  5. ONLINE Social gatherings and networking

    Connecting with Others Living with MS (.pdf)

    Outlines resources available from the National MS Society that can help you connect with others who share similar life experiences with MS. Choose from one-on-one conversations, group/social settings or online resources for your peer connections.

  6. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Gait or Walking Problems (.pdf)

    Walking problems and how they can be addressed. (last updated May 2010)

  7. IN PERSON Mobility & Accessibility

    Financial Assistance - Equipment/Home and Vehicle Modifications

    Offers limited funding to help meet equipment, home modification, or auto modification needs that are not covered adequately by insurance or other community programs. Assistance may include new purchases of durable medical equipment, including insurance deductibles or co-payments; repairs to previously purchased medical equipment; home modifications for accessibility, such as ramps or grab bars; auto modifications, such as hand controls or trunk lifts.

  8. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Vision Problems (.pdf)

    Current therapy for MS-related eye disorders. Discusses low-vision aids. (last updated November 2008)

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    MS Family Caregiver Support Group (Bethesda)

    Join other family caregivers of people with MS - spouses, partners, siblings, adult children, parents - to share concerns, stories, and resources.

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  10. IN PERSON Exercise

    Gentle Yoga (Lorton)

    A low impact yoga that improves strength and coordination in the body. Gentle yoga is performed sitting in a chair enhancing balance and muscle flexibility, bringing increased range of motion in all joints of the body. It also relieves stress and helps to bring calmness to the mind. It is appropriate for any type of mobility, whether ambulatory or using wheelchair.

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