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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. TELEPHONE Treating MS

    Preparing for MS Doctor Visits

    Learn tips to prepare for successful visits with your doctor. Kathy Costello, MSCN, Associate Vice President of Clinical Care, National MS Society shares ideas on how to build a true partnership with your provider.

  2. ONLINE MS Education

    "Términos y definiciones usados en la esclerosis múltiple: inglés-español"

    (English-Spanish MS Terms and Definitions) ¿Tiene problemas con los términos de la EM en inglés? Descargue "Términos y definiciones usados en la esclerosis múltiple: inglés-español".

  3. ONLINE Insurance

    Websites: US Social Security Program

    U.S. Social Security Disability (SSD) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs website

  4. IN PERSON Knowledge is Power

    Teleconference Series: Mood, Cognition, and Memory

    This teleconference discusses the effects of MS on mood, cognitive function, and memory, and covers tools and methods for people with MS and their families/friends in managing these changes.

    (recorded: 13 Apr 2011; time/size: 46m8s/14.3MB)

  5. VIDEO MS Education

    MS Next Step®

    Hearing the diagnosis of MS is never easy. MS Next Step is designed to answer questions that are commonly asked immediately following a diagnosis and provides an introduction to MS and the programs and services of the National MS Society. (Available in Spanish.)

  6. IN PERSON Knowledge is Power

    Teleconference Series: Working and Keeping Benefits

    This teleconference discusses the unique challenges people with MS may face in their various careers and keeping existing benefits, as well as disability services and work incentives for people out of work due to MS, and finally disclosure and accommodation of your diagnosis in finding new work.

    (recorded: 9 Mar 2011; time/size: 54m06s/15.3MB)

  7. ONLINE Everyday Matters

    Everyday Matters

    Everyone has their own idea of their best life. For people living with multiple sclerosis, the idea of that “best life” can change due to the challenges of having a chronic, unpredictable and lifelong disease. The National MS Society’s Everyday Matters, supported by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, was an interactive national project that uncovered stories of real people facing the everyday challenges that MS can bring on the path to one’s best life.

  8. ONLINE Insurance

    Websites: The Chronic Disease Fund

    The Chronic Disease Fund is a non-profit organization that helps underinsured patients with chronic disease obtain the expensive medications they need. They assist patients who meet income qualification guidelines and have private insurance or a Medicare Part D plan but cannot afford the co-payments for their specialty therapeutics. They pay the patient’s out-of-pocket costs directly to the provider, eliminating the cash flow problems that can prevent you from getting your medications.

  9. ONLINE Social gatherings and networking

    MS Connection Online Community

    MSconnection.org is an online community that provides the opportunity to connect with people involved in the MS movement and with valuable content, activities and resources.

  10. ONLINE Emotional Health

    Depression and MS (.pdf)

    Symptoms of depression, the relationship between MS and depression, available therapies, and where to find help. (last updated November 2011)

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