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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 Recreation

    Therapeutic Recreation

    "Homebound TR Program" provides individuals with MS, who are isolated in their home, the opportunity to gain insight into their leisure lifestyle and gain skills that promote the positive use of free time in an isolated environment.

  2. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Pain (video)

    MS Learn Online is the National MS Society's online educational webcast series. This video features Nancy Holland, EdD, RN, MSCN, who discusses pain associated with multiple sclerosis, the types of pain, and options for managing it.

  3. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS: A Family Affair

    MS comes with many challenges for both the individual and family living with MS. Changes occur in family roles and everyday functions. Learning about MS and communicating are effective strategies for coping with these challenges and developing a healthier lifestyle.

  4. TELEPHONE One-on-one Peer Support

    MSFriends

    The MSFriends program connects you with volunteers living with MS. The common bond of living with MS creates a unique connection. MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.

  5. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    MS and Pregnancy (.pdf)

    Covers pregnancy, delivery, nursing, hormones, and questions about the disease-modifying drugs. (last updated May 2006)

  6. VIDEO Symptom Management

    Managing Symptoms in MS: Bladder Dysfunction (video)

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

  7. ONLINE Adaptive Equipment

    Using Assistive Technology for People Living with MS

    This teleconference will explore a variety of assistive technologies that can enable people living with MS to function better at home, at work and at leisure. The presenter will also address resources that may be available in the community for funding of equipment.

  8. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Guidelines for the Outside Meeting Support Program (.pdf)

    This document provides guidelines for the National MS Society's support of meetings, workshops and conferences.

  9. IN PERSON Cognition

    CogniFitness – Keep the Mind Moving

    This call discusses cognitive issues and engages you in practical activities to help focus your attention and improve memory, planning and problem solving skills. Speaker: Nancy Lowenstein, OT, Mount Auburn Hospital Comprehensive MS Care Center.

  10. ONLINE Employment

    Home-Based Employment: What Employers Want

    Learn from employers about what they look for when hiring people to work from home.

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