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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.

  1. ONLINE Financial Assistance

    Financial Assistance Programs

    This nationwide program is comprised of a range of initiatives that support independence, safety, health and quality of life for people living with MS. This program offers guidance and resources to help contain the financial impact of MS.

  2. ONLINE Clinical Trials

    From Clinical Trials to Treatments

    This presentation is: From Clinical Trials to Treatments.

  3. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    Speech Therapy

    Speech therapy is available for people who experience slurred speech, low volume, harsh voice quality, slow rate of speech and swallowing difficulties. Up to eight sessions are available. A doctor’s prescription and the letter of refusal from your insurance company(when applicable) are required. Financial assistance toward the purchase of speech communication devices is also available.

  4. ONLINE Symptom Management

    Solving Cognitive Problems (.pdf)

    Discusses mental functions most likely to be affected by MS. Self-help and information on cognitive rehabilitation. By Nick LaRocca, PhD, with Martha King. (last updated November 2011)

  5. ONLINE Legal

    Law Help/NY

    LawHelp/NY is an online tool for helping low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems. It is the only comprehensive source of legal referral information in the state and includes: free legal service organizations with their contact & intake information, "Know Your Rights" and self-help resources covering 15 areas of law, extensive links to social service, advocacy and government organizations, and information about the legal system.

  6. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bowel Dysfunction (video)

    This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses bowel dysfunction associated with multiple sclerosis and strategies for managing the symptoms.

  7. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    Occupational Therapy

    This program helps people living with MS to deal with the variety of diminished cognitive and physical capabilities that may accompany the disease. Members may be referred to an OT for a home evaluation for accessibility compliance. Up to eight sessions of OT can be arranged. A doctor’s prescription and the letter of refusal from your insurance company (when applicable) are required.

  8. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Your Symptoms in MS: Tremors, Seizures, and Loss of Balance (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Michael Kaufman, MD, who discusses how to treat tremors, seizures, and loss of balance in multiple sclerosis.

  9. ONLINE Employment

    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.

  10. VIDEO Health & Wellness

    Donnie Horner - A Veteran's Perspective (video)

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