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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. Minimizing Your Risk of Falls (.pdf)

      Identifies risk factors for falling and strategies to reduce those risks. (last updated April 2016)

    2. At Home with MS—Adapting Your Environment (.pdf)

      Modify a house or apartment to save energy, compensate for reduced vision or mobility, and live comfortably when MS is severe. Many do-it-yourself changes. By Jane E. Harmon, OTR. (last updated October 2016)

    3. Driving with Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      Addresses questions and concerns about how MS might affect a person’s ability to drive now or in the future. Includes information about driving evaluations and different types of auto adaptive equipment. By Pat Niewoehner, BS, OTR/L, CDRS, and Florian P. Thomas, MD, PhD. (Updated August 2016)

    4. Hiring Help at Home (.pdf)

      Checklists and worksheets for people who need help at home. Forms for a needs assessment, job description, and employment contract. (last updated 2014)

    5. 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)

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

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

    7. 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.

    8. Free From Falls Part 1 (video)

      Free From Falls is a comprehensive fall prevention program for people with multiple sclerosis. This DVD provides an introduction and overview of fall risk and prevention. The target audience is people with MS who are ambulatory (alone or with a cane, walking stick or crutch). Part one of a two-part series.

    9. Free From Falls Part 2 (video)

      Free From Falls is a comprehensive fall prevention program for people with multiple sclerosis. This DVD provides an introduction and overview of fall risk and prevention. The target audience is people with MS who are ambulatory (alone or with a cane, walking stick or crutch). Part two of a two-part series.

    10. 101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas For Wheelers And Slow Walkers (book)

      101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

    11. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace Part 1(video)

      Part 1- Thinking Proactively About Employment

    12. 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.

    13. Staying Mobile

      Staying Mobile can be accomplished through effective symptom management, the use of mobility aids, automobile adaptations and the use of assistance animals.

    14. Increasing Accessibility

      Increasing Accessibility often requires the adaptation of tools and devices at one’s home or work — and becoming an MS activist in the community.

    15. Maryland Affordable Accessible Housing Guide

      Affordable, accessible housing is critical to maintaining independence and remaining engaged in life. There are numerous options and eligibility requirements that can quickly become confusing. Whether you’re seeking to renegotiate a mortgage, arrange home modifications, apply for rental vouchers, or explore assisted-living options, this guide can help you evaluate your housing needs and better understand options.

    16. Live Fully, Live Well

      Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

    17. Virginia Accessible Affordable Housing Guide

      Affordable, accessible housing is critical to maintaining independence and remaining engaged in life. There are numerous options and eligibility requirements that can quickly become confusing. Whether you’re seeking to renegotiate a mortgage, arrange home modifications, apply for rental vouchers, or explore assisted-living options, this guide(s) can help you evaluate your housing needs and better understand options.

    18. DC Accessible Affordable Housing Guide

      Affordable, accessible housing is critical to maintaining independence and remaining engaged in life. There are numerous options and eligibility requirements that can quickly become confusing. Whether you’re seeking to renegotiate a mortgage, arrange home modifications, apply for rental vouchers, or explore assisted-living options, this guide(s) can help you evaluate your housing needs and better understand options.

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