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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. VIDEO MS Education

    MS Next Step®

    Hearing the diagnosis of MS is never easy. MS Next Step is designed to answer questions that are commonly asked immediately following a diagnosis and provides an introduction to MS and the programs and services of the National MS Society. (Available in Spanish.)

  2. IN PERSON Symptom Management

    NYC- SNY Chapter Air Conditioner Program

    The Chapter recognizes that heat creates problems for many people living with MS and may worsen their symptoms. Financial assistance can be provided to purchase air conditioners when it is medically necessary. A referral from your physician is required along with two price quotes from vendors. Funding is limited. Must live in the NYC-SNY Chapter territory to qualify.

  3. ONLINE Everyday Matters

    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.

  4. IN PERSON Exercise

    Physical Therapy

    The physical therapist works primarily with motor skills: standing, walking, lifting or moving about in a wheelchair. A program is then tailored to meet a person’s specific needs. Up to eight sessions of PT are available. A doctor’s prescription and the letter of refusal from your insurance company (when applicable) are required.

  5. ONLINE Employment

    Should I Work from Home or Start My Own Business?

    Trying to decide if working from home or starting your own business is for you? Experts in both of these areas will talk about what it takes to be a successful home-based employee or entrepreneur.

  6. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Meet Up in Orange County, Self-Help Group

    Meet other people with MS living in Orange County and share a cup of coffee while networking.

    Multiple Dates
    Middletown, NY 10940See Map
  7. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Depression and MS (.pdf)

    Symptoms of depression, the relationship between MS and depression, available therapies, and where to find help. (last updated November 2011)

  8. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

    Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, formerly the Heuga Center for Multiple Scelerosis, is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. It has a web-based lifestyle empowerment program where you can interact with other participants online.

  9. IN PERSON Financial Assistance

    Medical Transportation

    The chapter offers a maximum of three round trips (or the financial equivalent) for members to get to appointments with health care professionals. Requests must be made at least one week prior to the medical appointment. Please identify if you are using a wheelchair, scooter, or power wheelchair.

  10. IN PERSON Family and Relationships

    Rose Messina Family Counseling:

    Counseling services are offered through couple and family sessions. Up to seven counseling sessions are available.