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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. TELEPHONE Employment

    Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace

    Join us for Employment Matters, a 5-week web training and tele-discussion series. As a complex and unpredictable disease, MS can have varying effects on a person's ability to work. Trying to manage MS on the job can be challenging for many. Join us for an open discussion where other members can ask questions and share what has worked for them. Each group will start with a web-based video presentation on the topic. This program is only for individuals with MS who are currently employed.

    Multiple Dates
  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. TELEPHONE Employment

    Teleconference Recordings - 2014 Employment Teleconference Series

    Listen to recordings from Teleconference Programs put on throughout the year. Topics from this employment-focused series include Maintaining Cognitive and Emotional Health While Unemployed, Federal Hiring Initiatives for People with Disabilities, Home Based Employment: What You Need to Know, and Disability Application Secrets.

  5. IN PERSON Long-Term Care

    Care Management

    The chapter provides limited assistance for a care manager (social worker or nurse) to help locate and coordinate community resources and benefits for individuals and families facing numerous challenges from MS.

  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 Long-Term Care

    Friendly Visitors

    The Friendly Visitors Program pairs trained volunteers with nursing home residents with MS for companionship and emotional support. Visitors and residents are matched based on similar interests, hobbies, or desires. Participants are encouraged to take part in mutually enjoyable activities, such as reading, arts and crafts, games, or other pastimes. Visitors are not expected to provide health care or transportation services. They are there to offer support and friendship.

  8. IN PERSON Long-Term Care

    In-service trainings at long term care facilities

    Education programs for professionals in assisted living and nursing centers, offered by National MS Society staff.

  9. IN PERSON Employment

    In-service trainings for employers on disability employment issues

    Diversity awareness training for employer managers and HR professionals on MS, employment concerns of individuals with adult-onset conditions and hidden disabilities.

  10. IN PERSON Employment

    In-service trainings for vocational rehabilitation staff

    To strengthen relationship with state VR agencies, in-service opportunities available to educate vocational rehabiltation counselors on MS, employment concerns of people with MS and adult-onset and/or hidden disabilities, and services/resources available from the NMSS.

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