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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 Health & Wellness

    Free From Falls Workshop

    Join us for Free From Falls, a one-day fall prevention workshop designed specifically for people with MS who are able to walk, but may be at risk for falling. This workshop will be facilitated by Jessica To-Alemanji, PT, DPT, a physical therapist and owner of Body Kinetic Rehab, LLC with more than 10 years' experience working with individuals with MS.

    Woodbridge, VA 22191See Map
  2. IN PERSON Health & Wellness

    Free From Falls - A multi-week fall prevention program (& research study)

    Do you sometimes feel unstable on your feet? Do you often use a wall or furniture to help you balance when you walk? Have you had an unexpected fall? Join us for Free From Falls, a multi-week fall prevention designed specifically for people with MS who are able to walk, but may be at risk for falling.

    Multiple Dates
    Washington, DC See Map
  3. 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.

  4. IN PERSON Mobility & Accessibility

    Equipment Loan Closet

    Offers loans of durable medical equipment items, including wheelchairs, scooters, hospital beds, and Hoyer lifts.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. ONLINE Work

    Minimizing Your Risk of Falls (.pdf)

    Identifies risk factors for falling and strategies to reduce those risks. (last updated May 2014)

  8. ONLINE Home

    At Home with MS—Adapting Your Environment (.pdf)

    Modify a house or apartment to save energy, compensate for reduced vision or mobility, and live comfortably when MS is severe. Many do-it-yourself changes. By Jane E. Harmon, OTR. (last updated December 2011)

  9. ONLINE Vehicles

    Driving with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

    Addresses questions and concerns about how MS might affect a person’s ability to drive now or in the future. Includes information about driving evaluations and different types of auto adaptive equipment. By Pat Niewoehner, BS, OTR/L, CDRS, and Florian P. Thomas, MD, PhD. (New October 2013)

  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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