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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 Mobility & Accessibility

    Center for Independent Living Central Florida

    Disabilities can enter your life at any time…not just at birth. They affect people of all ages and backgrounds — including 166,000 Central Floridians. For them — and for others yet to come — the Center for Independent Living in Central Florida (CIL) is a trusted, dependable source for education, resources and training to empower people with disabilities and promote their full inclusion in society.

  2. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Invisible Symptoms in MS Part 2 (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part two of a two-part discussion with Rosalind Kalb, PhD, who talks about invisible symptoms in multiple sclerosis.

  3. ONLINE Social and Emotional support

    Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

    This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

  4. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Controlling Spasticity (.pdf)

    Managing this common, sometimes disabling, MS symptom—roles of self-help, medications, physical therapists, nurses, and physicians. (last updated May 2014)

  5. VIDEO Employment

    Career Crossroads: Employment and MS (DVD)

    Developed by employment and MS experts to help individuals living with MS remain in the workforce. The information is applicable to all people with disabilities or chronic health conditions.

  6. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    MS Family Night in Orlando

    An evening out on the town with the opportunity to learn about and help raise awareness about MS, make connections and have fun. The next MS Family Night in Orlando will take place in January or February 2015. Please check back for more details.

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  7. 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 August 2014)

  8. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Pinellas County (South) Thursday Morning 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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  9. IN PERSON Live Fully, Live Well

    MS Kids Camp

    A weekend-long adventure for kids ages 7 to 13 whose lives are impacted by MS. Participants will learn about MS, make friends and have fun doing "camp" activities like canoeing, archery, swimming and more. Registration opens March 17, and all application forms must be received by the chapter by April 25. Register at 1-800-344-4867.

  10. ONLINE MS Education

    Students with MS and the Academic Setting: A Handbook for School Personnel (.pdf)

    This handbook for school personnel explores the unique challenges and fluctuating needs of students with MS.

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