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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 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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
  4. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    MS Family Day at Adler Planetarium

    Please join us at the Adler Planetarium on September 20 for our annual Fall Family Program!

    Chicago, IL 60605See Map
  5. IN PERSON Research

    Research Symposium

    Please join us at the annual Fannie and Charles Penikoff Research Symposium, Annual Meeting, and Volunteer Recognition Ceremony on Saturday, October 18. The Research Symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare (Grand Ballroom) Rosemont, IL.

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Chicago: Young Professionals Support Group

    Community support group for young professionals living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    IL 60611
  9. 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

  10. Social and Emotional support

    The National Caregivers Library

    Helpful source of information suggested by a care partner who has attended the Greater Illinois Chapter's MS Care Partner Support Groups

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