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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

    Financial Planning for a Future with MS

    Learn about special considerations for financial planning while while living with MS and understand the importance of making informed estate and lifetime planning decisions with David A. Malson, lawyer and partner at Barnes & Thornburg, L.L. P.

  2. ONLINE Financial Assistance

    Lending library

    In support of our mission, we provide free access to accurate, current, and comprehensive information to people with MS, those who care for them, and health professionals through the Midwest Regional Lending Library.

  3. ONLINE MS Education

    Managing Bowel and Bladder Issues

    Explore possible bowel and bladder issues with MS; learn how to talk with health professionals about these sensitive issues; and gain practical tips for managing these symptoms. This program was part of the Midwest Teleconference Series.

  4. ONLINE Nutrition

    Practical Nutrition for People with MS

    Learn the importance of a healthy diet in managing MS symptoms and gain insight about specific diets and their impact on your health with Dr. Bhupendra O. Khatri. This program was part of the Midwest Teleconference Series.

  5. ONLINE MS Education

    Sharing Your Diagnosis with Friends and Family

    Gain tips for talking with friends and family about your MS diagnosis; learn to respond to people who don't understand your disease; and be empowered to create your own support network. This program was part of the Midwest Teleconference Series.

  6. PRINT Financial Assistance

    Upper Midwest Chapter MS Resource Guide

    Whatever your connection to MS may be, use this guide to access the resources and support you need.

  7. ONLINE MS Education

    What's Happening NOW in Progressive MS Research

    Learn about the focus of the National MS Society's research and the NOW campaign; understand the challenges of researching progressive MS; and learn what's in the pipeline for future treatments. This program was part of the Midwest Teleconference Series.

  8. 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.

  9. ONLINE Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge Is Power

    Knowledge Is Power is a free, in-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with MS and their families. This comprehensive program provides up-to-date facts about many aspects of MS. (Available in Spanish.)

  10. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    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.


Group Leader Resources

The Society recognizes that well trained and supported volunteers are key to the ongoing delivery of self-help groups and one-on-one peer support. Click here for resources available to assist and support you in your leadership role.