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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

    Orange County (includes Seminole County) Sunday Afternoon 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.

    Multiple Dates
  2. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bowel Dysfunction (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses bowel dysfunction associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms.

  3. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Your Symptoms in MS: Tremors, Seizures, and Loss of Balance (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Michael Kaufman, MD, who discusses how to treat tremors, seizures, and loss of balance in multiple sclerosis.

  4. ONLINE Financial Assistance

    Scholarships

    The Society’s Scholarship Program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS, or who have a parent with MS, achieve their dreams of going to college.

  5. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Plaintalk—A Booklet about MS for Families (.pdf)

    Discusses some of the more difficult physical and emotional problems many families face. By Sarah Minden, MD, and Debra Frankel, MS, OTR. (last updated January 2014)

  6. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 2 (video)

    This video features part two of a discussion about pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.

  7. VIDEO Nutrition

    Vitamin D (video)

    Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Excerpt from 2013 North American Education Program.

  8. IN PERSON Financial Assistance

    Financial Assistance

    The Mid Florida Chapter offers limited financial assistance to those who have been diagnosed with MS and meet certain criteria. We realize people living with MS are often faced with increased financial challenges due to medical treatments, medication costs and, at times, restricted income.

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Hillsborough County (South Tampa) Tuesday Evening 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.

    Multiple Dates
  10. ONLINE Nutrition

    Food for Thought—MS and Nutrition (.pdf)

    A guide to healthy eating—includes managing symptoms, changing eating habits, and the effects of diet on MS. By Denise M. Nowack, RD. (last updated January 2012)

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