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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

    Self-Help Group: New Orleans (West Bank Jesters)

    Self-help group for individuals living with MS. First time visitors should call to confirm location.

    Multiple Dates
    Gretna, LA 70053See Map
  2. IN PERSON Knowledge is Power

    Teleconference Series: Progressive MS

    This teleconference discusses the nature of progressive MS and its impact on individuals and families, and discusses resources available for the management of symptoms and of family care.

    (recorded: 9 Aug 2010; time/size: 1h6m50s/18.4MB)

  3. IN PERSON Knowledge is Power

    Teleconference Series: Working and Keeping Benefits

    This teleconference discusses the unique challenges people with MS may face in their various careers and keeping existing benefits, as well as disability services and work incentives for people out of work due to MS, and finally disclosure and accommodation of your diagnosis in finding new work.

    (recorded: 9 Mar 2011; time/size: 54m06s/15.3MB)

  4. ONLINE Adaptive Equipment

    How to Choose the Mobility Device that is Right for You (.pdf)

    Understand the full range of tools available to stay functionally mobile, comfortable and safe. Offers full-color photos of devices ranging from the simplest cane to the most complex power chair, guidance on how to determine if and when a device might be appropriate, and important safety tips. Introduces readers to assistive technology professionals and outlines the steps involved in a comprehensive evaluation for a wheeled mobility device. (New August 2013)

  5. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs in MS: An Introduction (.pdf)

    Practical guide to diet supplements for people with MS. Outlines what is and is not known, with references for further study. By Allen Bowling, MD, PhD, and Thomas Stewart, PA-C, MS, JD. (last updated August 2011)

  6. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Fatigue: What You Should Know (.pdf)

    MS fatigue can be reduced with treatments and self-help. (last updated January 2012)

  7. PRINT Exercise

    Documents: Stretching for People with MS

    This booklet focuses on the basics to move and gently stretch muscles and other soft tissues, such as tendons, on your own, at your own pace. For the purposes of this book, the familiar term “stretching” is used, though most of these exercises are, technically, range of motion activities and followed by exercises combining the motions that can be done sitting or on your bed for flexibility.

  8. ONLINE Financial Planning

    Websites: Financial Education Partners

    The National MS Society has partnered with Financial Education Partners to provide financial planning services to those living with MS. Financial Education Partners will assist you in finding a credentialed financial professional near you.

  9. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Plaintalk—A Booklet about MS for Families (.pdf)

    Discusses some of the more difficult physical and emotional problems many families face. By Sarah Minden, MD, and Debra Frankel, MS, OTR. (last updated January 2014)

  10. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 2 (video)

    This video features part two of a discussion about pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.

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