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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. TELEPHONE One-on-one Peer Support

    Peer Counseling Program 

    Professionally trained peers (people with MS) are available to provide support and information to members facing difficult issues. Through support over the telephone or via email, the peers use their firsthand knowledge to help solve problems and develop coping strategies.

  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 Family and Relationships

    Parenting Skills - Developing a Tool Kit for families with MS

    This teleconference will help you identify your parenting strengths, and challenges managing MS and parenting responsibilities. It will focus on the importance of communication, planning, prioritizing and developing a support network.

  5. ONLINE Employment

    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.

  6. ONLINE Employment

    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.

  7. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    NYC-SNY Chapter Support Group Program

    Professionally led support groups offered in-person and via conference call. The Spring Support Group Semester concluded July 2014. Fall semester groups begin in October, 2014. Registration and group listings for the upcoming Fall Semester will be available as of September 15, 2014. Please visit us again for specific group information and dates. Note: Registration is open for ongoing support groups that are also listed on this page.

  8. VIDEO Treating MS

    Treatment Options and Research Advances in Progressive MS (video)

    If you have a progressive form of MS, you undoubtedly are awaiting treatment options and research advances. Joining us as we discuss this topic with Dr. Benjamin Segal. Dr. Segal directs the Multiple Sclerosis Center, and is a professor of neurology at the University of Michigan's Holtom-Garrett Neuroimmunology Program.

  9. ONLINE Financial Assistance

    Partnership for Prescription Assistance New York

    PPARNY is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer. PPARNY offers a single point of access to public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.

  10. ONLINE Community

    Barrier Free Living(BFL)

    Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilites live independently in the community. BFL provides a range of services and linkages to other community resources through various programs, enabling individuals to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their living dignified, secure lives. They specialize in programs for domestic violence, homelessness and disability advocacy.