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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 Social gatherings and networking

    MS Youth Camp

    MS Youth Camp is an opportunity for young people who have a parent living with MS to share a summer adventure and learn more about MS. This program is offered at no cost and is open to youth who are entering 4th grade through 12th grade.

  2. TELEPHONE MS Education

    Midwest Regional Teleconference Series: Practical Nutrition for People with MS

    Each month an MS Specialist will provide up to date information on a specific topic.

  3. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    MS Open House

    MS Open Houses are an opportunity to learn about multiple sclerosis and discover the many programs, services, events, and support resources available through the National MS Society, Greater Illinois Chapter for persons living with MS and their families. MS Open Houses are scheduled several times a year throughout Illinois.

    Effingham, IL 62401See Map
  4. IN PERSON Research

    Regional Research Symposium

    The regional research symposium held every summer in Peoria, is hosted in collaboration with the Illinois Neurological Institute and features local clinicians and researchers.

    East Peoria, IL 61611See Map
  5. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    Team of the Future

    Chapter-wide super team made up of Walk MS teams and volunteers led by young adults ages 13 - 19.

  6. TELEPHONE MS Education

    Midwest Regional Teleconference Series: Financial Planning for a Future with MS

    Each month an MS Specialist will provide up to date information on a specific topic.

  7. IN PERSON Knowledge is Power

    Success with MS

    A free two-part program for those newly diagnosed that discusses all aspects of living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    Northbrook, IL 60062See Map
  8. IN PERSON Research

    Research Symposium

    The day long research symposium takes place in the fall, features a keynote address about the latest in MS research, lunch, and afternoon break-out sessions by local clinicians and researchers.

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

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