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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

    Kankakee Support Group

    Community support group for individuals living with MS.

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

    Savoy Support Group

    Community support group for individuals living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    IL 61874
  3. 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.

  4. 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
  5. Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge is Power

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

  6. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Bloomington Support Group

    Community support group for individuals living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    IL 61701
  7. 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)

  8. ONLINE Employment

    Should I Work (.pdf)

    General overview of the employment issues that might concern people newly diagnosed. (last updated January 2012)

  9. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Keep S'myelin: A newsletter about MS for children

    Keep S’myelin is a colorful, engaging, informative, and reassuring newsletter to help children and their parents talk and learn about MS together. Each issue is filled with stories, interviews, games, and activities that highlight a specific topic related to MS, as well as a special section just for parents.

  10. ONLINE One-on-one Peer Support

    One-on-One Peer Connections

    Through the Peer Connections program you can search for and connect with a peer support volunteer who has “been there” and can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. You can connect with your peer via one-on-one ongoing telephone or email conversations. Peer Connections volunteers have been through a rigorous screening and training process.

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