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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 Long-Term Care

    Legal Day

    Receive free 30-minute legal consultations from volunteer attorneys specializing in various aspects of disability law - disability benefits including Social Security and private disability, estate planning, employment law, and domestic/family law.

    Washington, DC 20036See Map
  3. 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
  4. 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.

  5. ONLINE Work

    Minimizing Your Risk of Falls (.pdf)

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

  6. IN PERSON Financial Planning

    Financial Education Partners Program

    It’s never too early to begin planning financially for the future – evaluating your income, assets, debts, benefits, and other resources is essential to being well-prepared for a future with MS. This program provides pro bono financial planning and education to individuals with special health or financial circumstances.

  7. IN PERSON Exercise

    Gateway to Wellness

    Gateway to Wellness is a five-week, professionally led course, designed to help people with MS learn ways to maximize their health and cope with the challenges presented by MS. Each session includes exercise and education.

    Multiple Dates
  8. VIDEO Treating MS

    What You Need To Know About Tecfidera® (video)

    What is Tecfidera® (dimethyl fumarate), formerly known as BG-12? Clinical trial findings; Potential side effects. Featuring: Bruce Cohen, MD and Gabriel Pardo, MD. Part one of one: 12 minutes

  9. IN PERSON Exercise

    Adaptive Aquatic Exercise (DC)

    Exercise in the water to help maintain flexibility, build strength, and relax the body. Exercises adapted to all ability levels. Instructor Cynthia Webb-Manley.

    Multiple Dates
  10. VIDEO Mobility & Accessibility

    Free From Falls Part 1 (video)

    Free From Falls is a comprehensive fall prevention program for people with multiple sclerosis. This DVD provides an introduction and overview of fall risk and prevention. The target audience is people with MS who are ambulatory (alone or with a cane, walking stick or crutch). Part one of a two-part series.

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