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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 Employment

    MS on the Job Web and Tele-Discussion Series

    Each group will start with a web based video presentation on the topic. An open discussion will follow. Members can ask questions and share what has worked for them. This program is only for individuals working with MS. Participation is limited so register early.

  2. IN PERSON Legal

    Legal Day

    The New York City – Southern NY Chapter of the National MS Society cordially invites you and your family to Legal Day 2014. 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Attend a special presentation by an Independent Care System specialist on Consumer Directed and Personal Assistance Services, and Surplus Trusts as an option for qualified people to become eligible for Medicaid.

    New York, NY 10017See Map
  3. TELEPHONE Legal

    Tips for People with MS and Their Partners – Planning for the Future

    This telelearning session will provide helpful information – including legal and financial considerations – for carepartners and people living with MS.

  4. TELEPHONE Legal

    Tips for People with MS and Their Partners – Planning for the Future

    This telelearning session will provide helpful information – including legal and financial considerations – for carepartners and people living with MS.

  5. TELEPHONE Legal

    MS and Employment - Legal Basics: Know Your Rights

    Learn about your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including disclosure. Job Accommodation Network Principal Consultant, Linda Batiste and Client Assistance Program attorney Jamie Ray-Leonetti will discuss practical ways to be proactive in your work situation and what to do if things do not go as planned. Also, hear from an individual with MS about their experience utilizing their rights in the workplace.

  6. TELEPHONE Employment

    MS and Employment - Managing Cognitive Symptoms and Fatigue in the Workplace

    Cognitive dysfunction and fatigue are two of the most common symptoms impacting people with MS in the workplace. They can pose significant challenges to maintaining employment. Neuropsychologist, Dr. Cynthia Sullivan, and occupational therapist, Tracy Carrasco, will discuss how these symptoms may present themselves and will share practical ways to manage them on the job.

  7. TELEPHONE Employment

    MS and Employment - Supports to Help You Find Employment

    Employment resources vary depending on the level of impact your MS has upon your ability to work. Samantha Mankin, Rehabilitation Supervisor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilition, Russell Bowe of the Speer Adult Workforce Center, and Amira Fahmy of Getting Hired Inc. will discuss how to use their resources to find employment opportunities appropriate to your needs.

  8. TELEPHONE Employment

    MS and Employment -The Essential Guide to Flexible and Home-Based Jobs

    What are the latest trends in the work-from-home and flexible job market? Brie Reynolds from Flexjobs.com, will walk participants through the trends, top career fields and most common jobs available, who's hiring, and how to find these flexible opportunities. Learn how to avoid common job scams and tips for successful job applications.

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

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