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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 Support and Self Help Groups

    Mt. Pleasant Self-Help Group

    Self-help groups provide a chance for individuals with MS, their families, friends and other care partners to share common experiences and concerns, provide and receive emotional support, obtain information related to the disease and on various aspects of living and coping with MS. Groups are led by people with MS, and all groups are free of charge.

    Multiple Dates
    Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466See Map
  2. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Managing School-Related Issues: A Guide for Parents with a Child or Teen Living with MS (.pdf)

    This is a guide to help parents with a child or teen living with MS advocate for them at school or their learning environment.

  3. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    Timmy’s Journey to Understanding MS (DVD)

    Timmy’s Journey to Understanding MS is an animated cartoon that shares a little boy's adventure learning about MS. David Lander is the voice of Captain Kip S’myelin, Timmy’s guide on his journey. The cartoon is an excellent resource to talk with children about MS. Developed for children ages 5-12, but appropriate for all ages.

  4. ONLINE One-on-one Peer Support

    One-on-One Peer Connections

    Through the Peer Connections program you can search for and connect with a peer support volunteer who has “been there” and can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. You can connect with your peer via one-on-one ongoing telephone or email conversations. Peer Connections volunteers have been through a rigorous screening and training process.

  5. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    CARE e-magazine

    Caring for and about someone with MS can be challenging. This bi-annual e-magazine is written specifically for care partners and is full of helpful information on managing the challenges of MS, personal stories and resources.

  6. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    MS Community of WNC Awareness Group

    The MS Community of WNC Awareness Group's mission is to develop an inspirational and positive community consisting of individuals, families and caregivers in western North Carolina affected by multiple sclerosis along with supportive professionals, volunteers and neighbors. We educate and empower with opportunities and resources that will enhance quality of life while strengthening relationships. Groups are led by people with MS, and all groups are free of charge.

    Multiple Dates
    Asheville , NC 28806See Map
  7. ONLINE Nutrition

    Food for Thought—MS and Nutrition (.pdf)

    A guide to healthy eating—includes managing symptoms, changing eating habits, and the effects of diet on MS. By Denise M. Nowack, RD. (last updated January 2012)

  8. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    Parenting with MS (video)

    This video features Deborah M. Miller, PhD, who talks about parenting and having multiple sclerosis.

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    A Place for Us Self-Help Group

    Self-help groups provide a chance for individuals with MS, their families, friends and other care partners to share common experiences and concerns, provide and receive emotional support, obtain information related to the disease and on various aspects of living and coping with MS. Groups are led by people with MS, and all groups are free of charge.

    Multiple Dates
    Asheville, NC 28806See Map
  10. TELEPHONE Employment

    Employment Advisor

    Working but worried? Contact the chapter to connect with our volunteer employment advisor who can provide guidance on possible job discrimination, how to ask for accommodations and tips on disclosing to your employer.

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