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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 Symptom Management

    Vision Problems (.pdf)

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

  2. 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.

    Multiple Dates
  3. 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.

    Multiple Dates
  4. ONLINE Adaptive Equipment

    How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

    Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device. (New August 2013)

  5. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs in MS: An Introduction (.pdf)

    Practical guide to diet supplements for people with MS. Outlines what is and is not known, with references for further study. By Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, and Thomas Stewart, PA-C, MS, JD. (last updated August 2011)

  6. IN PERSON Legal

    Legal Referral

    If you have questions about a legal issue involving MS, the chapter may be able to help by providing a legal referral. After conducting an assessment over the phone, the chapter may direct you to some helpful community resources or make a referral to an attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable about MS and disability issues. The attorney may be able to provide a pro-bono consult.

  7. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Fatigue: What You Should Know (.pdf)

    MS fatigue can be reduced with treatments and self-help. (last updated January 2012)

  8. VIDEO Work

    MS in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers (video)

    This video features is a resource for employers, featuring discussions about multiple sclerosis in the workplace.

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Facing the Challenge: MS in Your 20s

    Share with other 20-somethings who live with MS in this professionally led group. Topics may include dating and relationships, employment, and treatment tips.

    Multiple Dates
  10. ONLINE Clinical Trials

    Symptomatic Treatment Trials

    This document outlines Symptomatic Treatment Trials.

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