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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 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.

  2. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Tri-County Pizza Party

    The Greater Illinois Chapter and the Knights of Columbus invite you to attend our free, annual Tri-County Pizza Party in Morton, IL.

    Morton, IL 61550See Map
  3. IN PERSON Social and Emotional support

    Relationship Matters

    The Relationship Matters workshop is designed so that both partners learn to use a common language for communicating, resolving conflicts and solving problems.

    Oak Brook, IL 60523See Map
  4. TELEPHONE Legal

    Tips for People with MS and Their Partners – Planning for the Future

    This telelearning session will provide helpful information – including legal and financial considerations – for carepartners and people living with MS.

  5. TELEPHONE Legal

    Tips for People with MS and Their Partners – Planning for the Future

    This telelearning session will provide helpful information – including legal and financial considerations – for carepartners and people living with MS.

  6. TELEPHONE Research

    MS Research - Your Questions Answered

    Explore current work being done by the Progressive MS Alliance Initiative and the Wellness Work Group with Bruce Bebo, Associate Vice President of Research, National MS Society and Doug Landsman, Senior Director of International Research Programs, National MS Society.

  7. TELEPHONE Research

    MS Research - Your Questions Answered

    Explore current work being done by the Progressive MS Alliance Initiative and the Wellness Work Group with Bruce Bebo, Executive Vice President of Research, National MS Society and Doug Landsman, Senior Director of International Research Programs, National MS Society.

  8. TELEPHONE Legal

    MS and Employment - Legal Basics: Know Your Rights

    Learn about your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including disclosure. Job Accommodation Network Principal Consultant, Linda Batiste and Client Assistance Program attorney Jamie Ray-Leonetti will discuss practical ways to be proactive in your work situation and what to do if things do not go as planned. Also, hear from an individual with MS about their experience utilizing their rights in the workplace.

  9. TELEPHONE Employment

    MS and Employment - Managing Cognitive Symptoms and Fatigue in the Workplace

    Cognitive dysfunction and fatigue are two of the most common symptoms impacting people with MS in the workplace. They can pose significant challenges to maintaining employment. Neuropsychologist, Dr. Cynthia Sullivan, and occupational therapist, Tracy Carrasco, will discuss how these symptoms may present themselves and will share practical ways to manage them on the job.

  10. TELEPHONE Employment

    MS and Employment - Supports to Help You Find Employment

    Employment resources vary depending on the level of impact your MS has upon your ability to work. Samantha Mankin, Rehabilitation Supervisor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilition, Russell Bowe of the Speer Adult Workforce Center, and Amira Fahmy of Getting Hired Inc. will discuss how to use their resources to find employment opportunities appropriate to your needs.

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