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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 Support and Self Help Groups

    Online Groups

    Online groups bring people together on a regular basis for mutual support, education and camaraderie. MSconnection.org groups have different purposes and goals. Groups may focus on support, advocacy, education, or be more social in nature. Some groups also serve specific populations, such as young adults, carepartners, or people who are newly diagnosed.

  2. IN PERSON Employment

    FMLA Interactive Medical Advisor

    If you are having a bad day due to your MS and feel you need to take time off , but are concerned about your job you do have the right to utilize the Family and Medical Leave Act. This act allows you to take days - even hours - off intermittently when you feel you need to and have job protection. FMLA time does not provide you with income however is unpaid leave.

  3. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Staatsburg Self Help Group

    Self help group for people living with MS.

    Multiple Dates
    Staatsburg , NY 12580See Map
  4. VIDEO Clinical Trials

    Clinical Trials: Solving One Piece of the MS Puzzle Part 1 (video)

    This video features part one of a series that discusses research efforts for multiple sclerosis and clinical trials.

  5. IN PERSON MS Education

    Department of Veterans Affairs Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence

    The Multiple Sclerosis Centers of Excellence are dedicated to furthering our understanding of multiple sclerosis, its impact on Veterans, and effective treatments to help manage multiple sclerosis symptoms.

  6. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Family Matters

    MS happens to families, not just to individuals. You probably have many questions about MS – what will happen to my family member with MS, how can we plan, how do we manage the unpredictability of the disease? The National MS Society is here to help you navigate the challenges of living MS with a personalized response to your unique needs.

  7. VIDEO Employment

    Career Crossroads

    This video program focuses on the legal rights of employees with MS and examines ways to mitigate the effects of MS on work performance. A self-study companion workbook is also available.

  8. TELEPHONE Emotional Health

    MS Navigator®

    Finding answers and making decisions relies on having the right information at the right time. MS Navigator® provides answers to your questions and access to information about all of the options available to you. You can contact an MS Navigator by calling 1-800-344-4867.

  9. ONLINE Legal

    ADA and People with MS (.pdf)

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis. (last updated in August 2012)

  10. IN PERSON Employment

    Career Crossroads Participant Self-Study Workbook

    Career Crossroads is offered as either an in-person or self-guided coached program. To jumpstart your learning, you can access the self-study workbook and the companion videos below, or call 1-800-344-4867 to receive the self-guided program and companion DVD in the mail.

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