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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 Work

    Staying Mobile

    Staying Mobile can be accomplished through effective symptom management, the use of mobility aids, automobile adaptations and the use of assistance animals.

  2. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Multiple Sclerosis and Your Emotions (.pdf)

    How to manage some of the emotional challenges created by MS. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD (last updated December 2011)

  3. VIDEO Treating MS

    MS Treatments-Disease Modifying Therapies, Part Two (video)

    Featuring: Dr. Benjamin Segal, Dr. George Kraft, Dr. Aliza Ben-Zacharia, and Dr. Susan Bennett Discusses the following: Can exacerbations be managed? Disease-modifying therapies Symptom management The role of rehabilitation Complementary medicine This video was produced prior to approval of the latest disease modifying therapies Aubagio® & Tecfidera®. To learn about these new therapies, please watch the videos above.

  4. VIDEO Nutrition

    Nutrition and MS (video)

    This video provides information on maintaining general good health and following the recommendation of MS specialists that people with MS adhere to the same low-fat, high-fiber diet that’s recommended for the general population.

  5. VIDEO Treating MS

    Making Treatment & Lifestyle Decisions: Thinking About Benefits & Risks (video)

    Explores the factors people must consider when making treatment and lifestyle decisions, including when to begin treatment, the role information overload can play in decision making, and how to weigh the benefits and risks of a treatment or lifestyle decision. Download a copy of the companion book and transcripts.

  6. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

    MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD. (last updated February 2012)

  7. IN PERSON Exercise

    Degraff Wellness Center Wellness Program (Buffalo Area)

    The Degraff Wellness Center Wellness Program offers a variety of exercises for individuals with neurologic challenges. A physical therapist will see you for an assessment and discuss your exercise goals, then design an exercise program to meet your specific needs and abilities. The programs consist of stretching, strengthening, and aerobic exercises in a fun-filled atmosphere.

  8. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Livingston County Social Group

    Social group for people living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Poughkeepsie Self Help Group

    Self-help group for people living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
  10. IN PERSON MS Education

    Training Opportunities

    The Upstate New York Chapter conducts in-service training programs for healthcare professionals in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, long-term care facilities, independent living agencies, home health agencies and employment related organizations. We can customize in-service presentations to the needs of the group. To schedule an in-service training program email nyr@nmss.org

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