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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 Social and Emotional support

    Relationship Matters

    Having a satisfactory relationship is hard work even in the best of times. MS can make it even harder. The Relationship Matters program exists to help couples minimize the impact of MS on their lives.

    Des Moines , IA 50314See Map
  2. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Teen Gathering and Pizza Party - North Dakota

    Teens ages 13-18 are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun and games!

    Fargo, ND 58103See Map
  3. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Teen Gathering and Pizza Party - Iowa

    Teens ages 13-18 are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun and games!

    Altoona, IA 50009See Map
  4. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Teen Gathering and Pizza Party - South Dakota

    Teens ages 13-18 are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun and games!

    Sioux Falls, SD 57104See Map
  5. TELEPHONE Symptom Management

    Sex Ed for Grownups – Intimacy in MS

    MS can certainly change a romantic relationship – learn from Dr. Timothy Hlavinka, Urology San Antonio and Dr. Linda Mona, VA Long Beach how to maintain or build intimacy now that MS is in the picture.

  6. TELEPHONE Symptom Management

    Sex Ed for Grownups – Intimacy in MS

    MS can certainly change a romantic relationship – learn from Dr. Timothy Hlavinka, Urology San Antonio and Dr. Linda Mona, VA Long Beach how to maintain or build intimacy now that MS is in the picture.

  7. 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.

  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 Support and Self Help Groups

    Online Groups

    Online groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. MSconnection.org groups have different purposes and goals. Groups may focus on support, advocacy, education, or be more social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed.

  10. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

    MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD. (last updated February 2012)

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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.