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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

    Manatee County Self-Help Group "Multiple Sclerosis Social 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. IN PERSON Live Fully, Live Well

    MS Teen Expression

    Day-long workshop for teens ages 13 to 18 whose lives are impacted by MS. Participants will share their stories, make friends, learn about MS, do team-building activities and have fun at SeaWorld!

  3. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    MS Memory Clinic

    MS Memory Clinic is a free series of workshops sponsored by the University of South Florida to help people living with MS improve memory and cognitive function.

    Multiple Dates
  4. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    MS Family Night at Tropicana Field

    St. Petersburg, FL 33705See Map
  5. TELEPHONE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Southeast Region Teleconference: Alternative Therapies in MS

    Teleconferences are designed for people to listen and learn about MS-related topics from home. Alternative therapies are difficult to define and can include anything from drugs and diet to food supplements, mental exercises and lifestyle changes. This teleconference will help identify and discuss alternative options.

  6. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    Day of Discovery

    Day of Discovery is a day for people with MS and their families and caregivers to discover new information about MS, learn about resources and products available in their community and enjoy a fun day together at SeaWorld. The next Day of Discovery will take place on December 13, 2014. Registration will open in November.

    Multiple Dates
  7. 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.

  8. ONLINE Treating MS

    MS Treatments-Disease Modifying Therapies, Part One (video)

    Featuring: Dr. Benjamin Segal, Dr. George Kraft and Dr. Aliza Ben-Zacharia This video was produced prior to approval of the latest disease modifying therapies Aubagio® & Tecfidera®. To learn about these new therapies, please watch the videos above.

  9. WEBCAST Research

    Promising MS Research - Recorded Webcast

    Promising MS Research to Repair, Protect and Restore the Nervous System. Moderator Kate Milliken and panelists Dr. Ben Barres, Dr. Jonah Chan, Dr. Timothy Coetzee and Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl. December 5, 2013

  10. TELEPHONE One-on-one Peer Support

    MSFriends

    The MSFriends program connects you with volunteers living with MS. The common bond of living with MS creates a unique connection. MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.

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