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    1. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    Resources

    1. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts. (last updated June 2016)

    2. "Términos y definiciones usados en la esclerosis múltiple: inglés-español"

      (English-Spanish MS Terms and Definitions) ¿Tiene problemas con los términos de la EM en inglés? Descargue "Términos y definiciones usados en la esclerosis múltiple: inglés-español".

    3. Información Bilingüe Sobre la Esclerosis Múltiple (.pdf)

      Información sobre la esclerosis múltiple en inglés y español.

    4. MS in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers (video)

      This video is a resource for employers, featuring discussions about multiple sclerosis in the workplace.

    5. Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

      This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

    6. Students with MS and the Academic Setting: A Handbook for School Personnel (.pdf)

      This handbook for school personnel explores the unique challenges and fluctuating needs of students with MS.

    7. MS Learn Online-Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence (.pdf)

      This is the transcript from the MS Learn Online feature presentation: Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence, featuring Jodie Haselkorn, MD, Christopher Bever, MD, and Gary Herarro, PT.

    8. Kids Get MS Too: A Handbook for Parents Whose Child or Teen has MS (.pdf)

      This handbook is a guide for parents with a child or teen with MS.

    9. Managing School-Related Issues: A Guide for Parents with a Child or Teen Living with MS (.pdf)

      This is a guide to help parents with a child or teen living with MS advocate for them at school or their learning environment.

    10. Timmy’s Journey to Understanding MS (DVD)

      Timmy’s Journey to Understanding MS is an animated cartoon that shares a little boy's adventure learning about MS. David Lander is the voice of Captain Kip S’myelin, Timmy’s guide on his journey. The cartoon is an excellent resource to talk with children about MS. Developed for children ages 5-12, but appropriate for all ages.

    11. 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.

    12. Family Matters

      MS happens to families, not just to individuals. You probably have many questions about MS – what will happen to my family member with MS, how can we plan, how do we manage the unpredictability of the disease? The National MS Society is here to help you navigate the challenges of living MS with a personalized response to your unique needs.

    13. Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis

      The National MS Society is collaborating with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs MS Centers of Excellence to support improved care and support services for veterans with multiple sclerosis and their families.

    14. Resource Lending Library

      A library of resources for people with MS and their loved ones.

    15. Telelearning Series

      Greater New England Chapter Telelearning Series

    16. Achieving Optimal Wellness: Exercise and Nutrition

      Learn about the benefits and importance of wellness behaviors, exercise and nutrition to manage the symptoms of MS. Speakers: Brian Quinn, PTA, M.S. at St. Charles Rehabilitation Network, Partner in MS Care and Mara Crans, M.D., a competitive triathlete living with MS for 18 years. Northeast Region Teleconferences: Living Well with MS: Spring 2014 Series.

    17. Maintaining Cognitive and Emotional Health While Unemployed

      Psychologist Lauren Strober discusses current research that shows the importance of staying productive to maintain your health while unemployed. Along with others living with MS, she shares practical tips on how this is accomplished. Recorded February 20, 2014.

    18. Federal Hiring Initiatives for People with Disabilities

      The Federal Government is taking steps to become a model employer for people with disabilities. Michael Murray of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) discusses Schedule A hiring authority and U.S. Department of Labor regulations designed to increase the employment of people with disabilities by federal government contractors. Recorded March 6, 2014.

    19. Home-Based Employment: What You Need to Know

      Are you interested in working from home? Have you been unsuccessful in finding work –from- home positions? Home-based workers living with MS, along with MS Employment Specialist Barbara McKeon, shares tips and resources to help increase your chances of succeeding at home-based employment. Recorded March 20, 2014.

    20. Social Security Disability Application Secrets

      Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult and lengthy process with a high chance of being denied the first time around. Disability advocate Delores Gonzalez shares information you need to know to increase your chances of getting your application approved. Recorded April 3, 2014.

    21. CogniFitness: Memory, Attention and Executive Skills

      Up to 60% of people with MS experience cognitive changes in some form. This call will discuss issues and engage you in practical activities. Learn exercises and strategies to help focus your attention, improve memory, planning & problem solving skills. Speaker: Nancy Lowenstein, MS OTR, BCPR, Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. Northeast Region Teleconferences.

    22. Everyday Matters

      Everyone has their own idea of their best life. For people living with multiple sclerosis, the idea of that “best life” can change due to the challenges of having a chronic, unpredictable and lifelong disease. The National MS Society’s Everyday Matters, supported by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, was an interactive national project that uncovered stories of real people facing the everyday challenges that MS can bring on the path to one’s best life.

    23. Navegante para la EM®

      Describe como los Navegantes de la Sociedad pueden ayudar a las personas a explorar todos los recursos que están disponibles para ellos.

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