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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.

  1. IN PERSON Employment, Insurance and Financial Planning

    Social Security Disability Insurance Support

    The Mid America Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program provides a three-tiered response for those in need of help applying for Social Security Disability Insurance.

  2. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Hastings Self-Help Group

    Self-Help group for individuals with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    Hastings, NE 68901See Map
  3. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Manhattan Area Self-Help Group

    Self-Help group for individuals with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    Manhattan, KS 66503See Map
  4. ONLINE Nutrition

    Food for Thought—MS and Nutrition (.pdf)

    A guide to healthy eating—includes managing symptoms, changing eating habits, and the effects of diet on MS. By Denise M. Nowack, RD. (last updated January 2012)

  5. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    Parenting with MS (video)

    This video features Deborah M. Miller, PhD, who talks about parenting and having multiple sclerosis.

  6. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Beginning Rehab for MS (video)

    Mary Hughes, MD, answers a viewer's question about how to begin rehabilitation for multiple sclerosis.

  7. VIDEO Treating MS

    Treatment Options and Research Advances in Progressive MS (video)

    If you have a progressive form of MS, you undoubtedly are awaiting treatment options and research advances. Joining us as we discuss this topic with Dr. Benjamin Segal. Dr. Segal directs the Multiple Sclerosis Center, and is a professor of neurology at the University of Michigan's Holtom-Garrett Neuroimmunology Program.

  8. VIDEO Employment

    MS & the Workplace: Employer Education DVD (DVD)

    Provides basic information to employers about managing the impact of MS in the work setting.

  9. IN PERSON Clinical Trials

    Effect of Exercise on Sleep and Cognitive Function in People Living with MS

    The Mid America Chapter has partnered with the University of Kansas Medical Center (KU MED) to pursue a research study about the effect of exercise on sleep and cognitive function in people living with multiple sclerosis. The purpose of this study is to determine the impact of a 3-month aerobic exercise program on cognitive function and sleep quality in individuals with MS.

  10. VIDEO Exercise

    Yoga: For MS and Related Conditions (DVD)

    Who is this tape for? Anyone with limited mobility. This includes people with: Multiple Sclerosis, Mild Arthritis, Chronic Illness or Pain, Post-Polio Syndrome,or Chronic Fatigue. This tape is also for Seniors and anyone with daily stresses as well as people who are overweight or temporarily limited. If aerobics videos are too difficult, but you know that you need to exercise - This is the tape for you!