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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. ONLINE Complementary and Alternative Medicines

    Clear Thinking About Alternative Therapies (.pdf)

    Facts and common misconceptions, plus practical ways to evaluate benefits and risks. By Virginia Foster. (last updated August 2011)

  2. ONLINE Exercise

    Exercise as Part of Everyday Life (.pdf)

    Physical activity can be a regular part of staying healthy if you have MS. Includes tips on handling MS symptoms. By Mary Harmon. (last updated December 2011)

  3. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 1 (video)

    This video features part one of a discussion about pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.

  4. 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.

  5. IN PERSON Exercise

    Aquatics

    Aquatic is a class designed for people with MS who have varying levels of disability or activity limitations. Taught in shallow water in a group setting, the emphasis is on fun and independence. Wellness and Recreation programs will begin in October. Registration opens in September.

  6. PRINT Community

    101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas For Wheelers And Slow Walkers (book)

    101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

  7. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Invisible Symptoms in MS Part 1 (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features part one of a two-part discussion with Rosalind Kalb, PhD, who talks about invisible symptoms in multiple sclerosis.

  8. VIDEO Emotional Health

    Mood Changes and MS, Part 3: Diagnosing and Treating Depression (video)

    This video features a discussion on diagnosing and treating depression in people with multiple sclerosis.

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Harris Coping with MS Rose Messina Support Group

    A general support group open to both people living with MS and/or their family members. Group members can attend with or without an accompanying person.

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  10. VIDEO Employment

    Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace (video)

    This video series is designed to provide tips to help you succeed in maintaining employment. Topics include: thinking proactively; the ADA; disclosure; managing fatigue & cognition; assistive technology. The companion toolkit provides information on resume writing, job searches, preparing for an interview, and government assistance programs. Closed captions are available by selecting the CC button on the toolbar that appears below the video in YouTube and selecting on.

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