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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. VIDEO MS Education

    MS Next Step®

    Hearing the diagnosis of MS is never easy. MS Next Step is designed to answer questions that are commonly asked immediately following a diagnosis and provides an introduction to MS and the programs and services of the National MS Society. (Available in Spanish.)

  2. ONLINE Financial Assistance

    Scholarships

    The Society’s Scholarship Program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS, or who have a parent with MS, achieve their dreams of going to college.

  3. 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)

  4. 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.

  5. VIDEO Nutrition

    Vitamin D (video)

    Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Excerpt from 2013 North American Education Program.

  6. TELEPHONE Financial Assistance

    Rehabilitation Therapy - Michigan Residents Only

    Short-term, out-patient or in-home therapy provided for the under or uninsured. Available for physical therapy occupational therapy, and speech and language.

  7. ONLINE Everyday Matters

    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.

  8. ONLINE Social gatherings and networking

    MS Connection Online Community

    MSconnection.org is an online community that provides the opportunity to connect with people involved in the MS movement and with valuable content, activities and resources.

  9. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Depression and MS (.pdf)

    Symptoms of depression, the relationship between MS and depression, available therapies, and where to find help. (last updated November 2011)

  10. PRINT Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Multiple Sclerosis (book)

    With this book, readers will be able to find other options that may provide symptomatic relief when conventional therapies are limited,learn about potentially dangerous interactions between CAM therapies and medical treatments used in the management of MS, identify CAM therapies that are effective, low risk and inexpensive, and recognize ineffective, dangerous or costly alternative therapies.

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You can Count On US for health, knowledge and independence programs. The National MS Society, Michigan Chapter supports a wide range of programs and services designed to assist people with MS to live more productive lives. These programs are developed in direct response to needs expressed by our members.

The Chapter takes pride in offering important services under the direction of a caring and informed staff of professionals and volunteers.