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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. ONLINE Work

    Staying Mobile

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

  2. TELEPHONE Financial Planning

    Insurance and Financial Planning

    Professional consultations The chapter offers consulations with professional volunteers including a family attorney; employment specialist with tips on interviewing, resumes and more; employment discrimination/private disability attorney; and financial planning professionals. Consultations are free and by appointment only. To schedule, call an MS Navigator at 800-582-5296 to schedule an appointment.

  3. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Multiple Sclerosis and Your Emotions (.pdf)

    How to manage some of the emotional challenges created by MS. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD (last updated December 2011)

  4. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Oakdale

    Connect with others who understand MS. Enjoy lively discussions, learn valuable information and ways to cope with challenges, have fun and be inspired. Find a group in your community that's right for you.

    Multiple Dates
    Oakdale, MN 55128See Map
  5. VIDEO Treating MS

    MS Treatments-Disease Modifying Therapies, Part Two (video)

    Featuring: Dr. Benjamin Segal, Dr. George Kraft, Dr. Aliza Ben-Zacharia, and Dr. Susan Bennett Discusses the following: Can exacerbations be managed? Disease-modifying therapies Symptom management The role of rehabilitation Complementary medicine This video was produced prior to approval of the latest disease modifying therapies Aubagio® & Tecfidera®. To learn about these new therapies, please watch the videos above.

  6. VIDEO Nutrition

    Nutrition and MS (video)

    This video provides information on maintaining general good health and following the recommendation of MS specialists that people with MS adhere to the same low-fat, high-fiber diet that’s recommended for the general population.

  7. VIDEO Treating MS

    Making Treatment & Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking About Benefits & Risks (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. Download a copy of the companion book and transcripts.

  8. 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)

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Brookings

    Connect with others who understand MS. Enjoy lively discussions, learn valuable information and ways to cope with challenges, have fun and be inspired. Find a group in your community that's right for you.

    Multiple Dates
    Brookings, SD 57006See Map
  10. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Princeton

    Connect with others who understand MS. Enjoy lively discussions, learn valuable information and ways to cope with challenges, have fun and be inspired. Find a group in your community that's right for you.

    Multiple Dates
    Princeton, MN 55371See Map

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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.