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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 Support and Self Help Groups

    Pasco County West Pasco MS Self-Help Group

    Self-help groups provide a chance for individuals with MS, their families, friends and other care partners to share common experiences and concerns, provide and receive emotional support, obtain information related to the disease and on various aspects of living and coping with MS. Groups are led by people with MS, and all groups are free of charge.

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  2. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Acupuncture and MS: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

    An exploration of what is known and not known about this complementary therapy by Alan Bowling, MD, PhD and Tom Stewart. (last updated 2004)

  3. ONLINE Support and Self Help Groups

    Online Groups

    Online groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. MSconnection.org groups have different purposes and goals. Groups may focus on support, advocacy, education, or be more social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed.

  4. TELEPHONE Emotional Health

    Newly Diagnosed Outreach

    Newly diagnosed outreach involves staff or trained volunteers making contact with people who have recently been diagnosed with MS to share information about the disease and ways to engage with the Society.

  5. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Vision (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses the types of vision problems associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms

  6. IN PERSON Live Fully, Live Well

    Women's Retreat

    This program is an opportunity for women living with MS to learn about the disease and symptom management, learn leadership and coping skills, and enjoy "girl time" while forging friendships with other women living with MS. Women's Retreats are hosted by the North Florida and South Florida Chapters and supported by the Mid Florida Chapter. The next Women's retreat will take place in summer 2014. Please check back for details.

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  7. ONLINE Clinical Trials

    Clinical Trials in MS

    Large Phase 3 trials in RR MS. Updated September 2013. Abbreviations Key: AAN – American Academy of Neurology. CIS – Clinically Isolated Syndrome.

  8. ONLINE Employment

    Focus on Employment (.pdf)

    Covers disclosure, Americans with Disabilities Act, fatigue & cognitive issues on the job, and telework options. (last updated August 2007)

  9. ONLINE Employment

    Should I Work (.pdf)

    General overview of the employment issues that might concern people newly diagnosed. (last updated January 2012)

  10. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Keep S'myelin: A newsletter about MS for children

    Keep S’myelin is a colorful, engaging, informative, and reassuring newsletter to help children and their parents talk and learn about MS together. Each issue is filled with stories, interviews, games, and activities that highlight a specific topic related to MS, as well as a special section just for parents.

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