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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. 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.

  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. 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.

  4. VIDEO Employment

    Career Crossroads

    This video program focuses on the legal rights of employees with MS and examines ways to mitigate the effects of MS on work performance. A self-study companion workbook is also available.

  5. 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.

  6. ONLINE Legal

    ADA and People with MS (.pdf)

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis. (last updated in August 2012)

  7. ONLINE Financial Planning

    Adapting: Financial Planning for a Life with MS (.pdf)

    Addresses financial organization, planning, insurance options, employment concerns, and benefit issues important to people with MS and their families; provides information for the future and to meet financial challenges that often accompany life with MS. 72-pages. (This guide is a collaboration of the National Endowment for Financial Education, the National MS Society, and Paralyzed Veterans of America.)*published prior to the enactment of the ACA.

  8. ONLINE Long-Term Care

    A Guide for Caregivers (.pdf)

    Practical issues faced by caregivers. Includes resource list. By Tanya Radford. (last updated December 2011)

  9. VIDEO Employment

    Career Crossroads: Employment and MS (DVD)

    Developed by employment and MS experts to help individuals living with MS remain in the workforce. The information is applicable to all people with disabilities or chronic health conditions.

  10. VIDEO Health & Wellness

    Donnie Horner - A Veteran's Perspective (video)

    This video features Donnie Horner, a veteran living with MS.

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