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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. Social and Emotional support

    The Family Caregiver Alliance

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

  2. ONLINE Legal

    Know Your Rights: A Legal Guide for People Living with MS (.pdf)

    Easy to read Q & A format containing information on employment, SSDI, family law, insurance, and more. Offers resources in each chapter, form letters and helpful guides for navigating legal difficulties.

  3. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Sandwich Support Group

    Community support group for individuals living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    IL 60548
  4. VIDEO Exercise

    Controlling Your Weight and MS (video)

    This video features Mary Hughes, MD, who answers a viewer's question about concerns of controlling weight for people with MS.

  5. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Dixon Support Group

    Community support group for individuals living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    IL 61021
  6. ONLINE Financial Assistance

    Equipment Donation

    Find out how to donate gently used, durable medical equipment.

  7. ONLINE Exercise

    Stretching with a Helper for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    For individuals who need a helper. Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated February 2012)

  8. ONLINE Exercise

    Stretching for People with MS—An Illustrated Manual (.pdf)

    Illustrated manual showing range of motion, stretching, and balance exercises for at-home program. By Beth E. Gibson, PT. (last updated November 2012)

  9. VIDEO Mobility & Accessibility

    Free From Falls Part 2 (video)

    Free From Falls is a comprehensive fall prevention program for people with multiple sclerosis. This DVD provides an introduction and overview of fall risk and prevention. The target audience is people with MS who are ambulatory (alone or with a cane, walking stick or crutch). Part two of a two-part series.

  10. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms: Numbness (Video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features a discussion with Stephen Krieger, MD, who talks about numbness and multiple sclerosis.

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