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    1. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    Resources

    1. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts. (last updated June 2016)

    2. "Términos y definiciones usados en la esclerosis múltiple: inglés-español"

      (English-Spanish MS Terms and Definitions) ¿Tiene problemas con los términos de la EM en inglés? Descargue "Términos y definiciones usados en la esclerosis múltiple: inglés-español".

    3. Información Bilingüe Sobre la Esclerosis Múltiple (.pdf)

      Información sobre la esclerosis múltiple en inglés y español.

    4. MS in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers (video)

      This video is a resource for employers, featuring discussions about multiple sclerosis in the workplace.

    5. Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

      This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

    6. Students with MS and the Academic Setting: A Handbook for School Personnel (.pdf)

      This handbook for school personnel explores the unique challenges and fluctuating needs of students with MS.

    7. MS Learn Online-Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence (.pdf)

      This is the transcript from the MS Learn Online feature presentation: Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence, featuring Jodie Haselkorn, MD, Christopher Bever, MD, and Gary Herarro, PT.

    8. Kids Get MS Too: A Handbook for Parents Whose Child or Teen has MS (.pdf)

      This handbook is a guide for parents with a child or teen with MS.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

    11. Keep S'myelin: A newsletter about MS for children

      Keep S’myelin is a colorful, engaging, informative, and reassuring newsletter to help children and their parents talk and learn about MS together. Each issue is filled with stories, interviews, games, and activities that highlight a specific topic related to MS, as well as a special section just for parents.

    12. Family Matters

      MS happens to families, not just to individuals. You probably have many questions about MS – what will happen to my family member with MS, how can we plan, how do we manage the unpredictability of the disease? The National MS Society is here to help you navigate the challenges of living MS with a personalized response to your unique needs.

    13. Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis

      The National MS Society is collaborating with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs MS Centers of Excellence to support improved care and support services for veterans with multiple sclerosis and their families.

    14. The Spectrum of MS: Below the Belt: Bladder and Bowel Issues in MS

      Learn about common bladder and bowel issues that can arise with MS, as well as way to treat and cope with them.

    15. The Spectrum of MS: MS, Sex, and Intimacy

      A forthright discussion about the deeply personal side of living with MS and explore concepts of intimacy and sexual expression.

    16. The Spectrum of MS: Improving Independence in Progressive MS

      MS symptoms can sometimes progress to they point that they significantly interfere with daily activities. Maintining control and independence in daily living does not always mean doing things the same way you did them before. This call discusses how to na

    17. The Spectrum of MS: Top 10 MS Questions

      This call addressed the most common questions and concerns facing individuals newly diagnosed with MS.

    18. The Spectrum of MS: Invisible Symptoms

      Learn how to successfully manage the "invisible symptoms" of MS such as pain, fatigue and cognitive issues.

    19. The Spectrum of MS: A Family Affair

      Learn about effective ways family members can communicate and implement strategies for coping with everyday challenges.

    20. The Spectrum of MS: Mindfulness Based Strategies for Coping with MS Pain

      Pain is often overlooked in MS. Learn about its origins, how it is treated and management techniques, including meditation.

    21. The Spectrum of MS: The Emotional & Physical Health of Caregivers

      Learn tips for overcoming physical and emotional exhaustion while providing valuable resources to address the challenges of caring for a loved one living with a chronic illness.

    22. The Spectrum of MS: The Other Side of MS Research: Health Policy & Cognition

      Discover the wide range of MS research that impacts quality of life and everyday issues for people with MS.

    23. Managing Cognitive Issues on the Job

      Cognitive Symptoms such as poor memory, decelerated processing of information, and distractibility can be particularly challenging to people leaving work prematurely. This program will address these and other common cognitive symptoms and provide practica

    24. Managing Fatigue on the Job

      Fatigue, one of the most common symptoms of MS, contributes to a significant amount of MS disability. This program will provide information on various causes and forms of MS fatigue and suggest workplace strategies to minimize its effects.

    25. Managing Your MS Symptoms with Technology

      This program will address ways that technology can assist in managing certain MS symptoms that may become barriers to productivity and provide a variety of useful tools and devices to help make work work.

    26. Wellness and Work

      Positive wellness behaviors can minimize the impact of fatigue and cognitive symptoms and lead to greater productivity on the job. Join a personal trainer and nutritionist as they share tips for physical exercise, healthy eating, stress management, and go

    27. Practical Applications of the ADA Amendments

      Did you know that significant amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been proposed? These changes have direct implications on people with MS. This program, will address the ADA, the proposed changes, and key issues including accommo

    28. To Tell or Not to Tell: The Disclosure Dilemma

      When disclosing MS to an employer, it is important to be sure that telling benefits you. Learn about disclosure from both the legal and employer’s perspectives.

    29. Discrimination on the Job

      Think you’ve been discriminated against on the job? Want to know the signs to look for? Learn how to spot discrimination on the job, what steps to take, and where to turn for help. Get informed and know your rights in the workplace.

    30. Protect Yourself: Insurance Options

      Insurance coverage on the job may involve more than just health insurance. Employer benefits may also include coverage for short-term or long-term disability as well as long-term care insurance. Learn about health insurance protections under COBRA and HIP

    31. Get Informed: Legal Protections in the Workplace

      Learn about key employment laws, such as ADA and FMLA, and how you can use them to make an informed decision about employment

    32. Social Security Disability Eligibility and Application Process

      Learn what it takes to be approved for Social Security disability benefits from a Social Security attorney.

    33. Social Security Disability and Returning to Work

      Learn about the impact work might have on your disability benefits from a community work incentive coordinator.

    34. Don’t Do It Alone: Employment Resources

      Learn about agencies and resources available to help you gain and maintain employment

    35. Resources for Training and Placing Older Workers

      Are you an older individual looking to return to the workforce or change careers? This program will provide various tips for older workers seeking employment including where to search, temporary work, volunteering, resume writing, and more.

    36. How to Apply for Jobs in the Federal Government

      Learn about special hiring programs for people living with disabilities and how to navigate the federal system from a regional recruitment coordinator with the U.S. Department of Labor.

    37. A 21st Century Approach to Job Searching

      Network your way to your next job. Learn about the role online job boards and social networking websites can play in your job search. This program will include an optional online component for those who have internet access.

    38. Managing Challenging Resumes

      Do you need to restructure your resume due to gaps, layoffs, or a career change? Are you over 50 and need a resume makeover? HR professionals will address these and other resume challenges.

    39. Part-Time Jobs with Flexibility

      Learn about part-time and non-traditional job opportunities that allow for a flexible schedule.

    40. Reinvent Yourself

      Hear from others living with MS who changed careers after their diagnosis, along with a vocational specialist who will offer tips on how to navigate this transitional period.

    41. Considerations for Career Changers

      Are you having difficulty with your current job? Are you considering changing careers but need direction? This program will explore the necessary steps to effectively navigate through this transition.

    42. Starting a Business: With the Right Supports, It’s Easier Than You Think

      This program will provide information on different types of businesses, important things to consider, and potential resources available to help launch a successful business.

    43. Home-Based Employment: What Employers Want

      Learn from employers about what they look for when hiring people to work from home.

    44. 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.

    45. Navegante para la EM®

      Describe como los Navegantes de la Sociedad pueden ayudar a las personas a explorar todos los recursos que están disponibles para ellos.

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