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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. TELEPHONE Symptom Management

    Managing MS Bladder and Bowel Symptoms

    Learn strategies for managing bowel and bladder symptoms in MS with Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis and Dr. Marlene Murphy Setzko of the Mandell MS Center.

  2. TELEPHONE Employment

    MS and Employment -The Essential Guide to Flexible and Home-Based Jobs

    What are the latest trends in the work-from-home and flexible job market? Brie Reynolds from Flexjobs.com, will walk participants through the trends, top career fields and most common jobs available, who's hiring, and how to find these flexible opportunities. Learn how to avoid common job scams and tips for successful job applications.

  3. 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

  4. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Kankakee Support Group

    Community support group for individuals living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    IL 60901
  5. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Savoy Support Group

    Community support group for individuals living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    IL 61874
  6. ONLINE Clinical Trials

    Clinical Trials in MS

    Large Phase 3 trials in RR MS. Updated September 2013. Abbreviations Key: AAN – American Academy of Neurology. CIS – Clinically Isolated Syndrome.

  7. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Chicago: Near West Side Support Group

    Community support group for individuals living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    IL 60612
  8. Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge is Power

    Free, at-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with MS and their families.

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Bloomington Support Group

    Community support group for individuals living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    IL 61701
  10. ONLINE Employment

    Focus on Employment (.pdf)

    Covers disclosure, Americans with Disabilities Act, fatigue & cognitive issues on the job, and telework options. (last updated August 2007)

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