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    Services

    1. Society Services: Resource Library

      Books and other media resources are avaialble through the Lending Library at no cost to those living with MS and their families.

    2. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    Resources

    1. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts. (last updated June 2016)

    2. "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. Información Bilingüe Sobre la Esclerosis Múltiple (.pdf)

      Información sobre la esclerosis múltiple en inglés y español.

    4. MS in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers (video)

      This video is a resource for employers, featuring discussions about multiple sclerosis in the workplace.

    5. Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

      This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

    6. Students with MS and the Academic Setting: A Handbook for School Personnel (.pdf)

      This handbook for school personnel explores the unique challenges and fluctuating needs of students with MS.

    7. MS Learn Online-Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence (.pdf)

      This is the transcript from the MS Learn Online feature presentation: Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence, featuring Jodie Haselkorn, MD, Christopher Bever, MD, and Gary Herarro, PT.

    8. Kids Get MS Too: A Handbook for Parents Whose Child or Teen has MS (.pdf)

      This handbook is a guide for parents with a child or teen with MS.

    9. Managing School-Related Issues: A Guide for Parents with a Child or Teen Living with MS (.pdf)

      This is a guide to help parents with a child or teen living with MS advocate for them at school or their learning environment.

    10. Timmy’s Journey to Understanding MS (DVD)

      Timmy’s Journey to Understanding MS is an animated cartoon that shares a little boy's adventure learning about MS. David Lander is the voice of Captain Kip S’myelin, Timmy’s guide on his journey. The cartoon is an excellent resource to talk with children about MS. Developed for children ages 5-12, but appropriate for all ages.

    11. Keep S'myelin: A newsletter about MS for children

      Keep S’myelin is a colorful, engaging, informative, and reassuring newsletter to help children and their parents talk and learn about MS together. Each issue is filled with stories, interviews, games, and activities that highlight a specific topic related to MS, as well as a special section just for parents.

    12. 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.

    13. Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis

      The National MS Society is collaborating with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs MS Centers of Excellence to support improved care and support services for veterans with multiple sclerosis and their families.

    14. Websites: Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Webinar Series

      Can Do MS offers a monthly webinar, taking place the second Tuesday of the month. Each session gives insight from MS experts representing different medical fields so participants can ask questions and learn more about managing their MS from the comfort of their home, free of charge. The one-hour call begins at 7pm CST.

    15. Teleconference Series: Pain and MS

      Pain as a symptom of MS, including its causes and management.

      Download the accompanying PDF Slideshow.

      After viewing, we invite you to complete a short survey: Survey

      (recorded: 6 Sep 2012; time/size: 1h2m55s/28.8MB)

    16. Teleconference Series: Snappy Comebacks to "But You Look so Good"

      A discussion of the invisible symptoms of MS and how to deal with insensitivity or lack of knowledge by which people may not understand the impact on quality-of-life for persons living with MS.

      Download the accompanying PDF Slideshow.

      (recorded: 9 Jul 2012; time/size: 1h0m0s/16.1MB)

    17. Teleconference Series: Caregiver Burnout

      This teleconference is aimed at the role of the caregiver for people with MS and discusses tools and methods for prolonging caregiver stamina and promoting caregiver morale.

      (recorded: 10 Aug 2011; time/size: 49m57s/8.5MB)

    18. Teleconference Series: Research Updates

      This teleconference discusses new research and emerging therapies for treating multiple sclerosis, as of July 13, 2011.

      (recorded: 13 Jul 2011; time/size: 1h0m43s/12.5MB)

    19. Teleconference Series: Managing Transitions

      This teleconference discusses the ways MS may affect quality of life, such as through new symptoms, employment issues, alteration of family dynamics, and other daily challenges, and what Society resources are available to help cope with and manage these changes.

      (recorded: 8 Jun 2011; time/size: 1h2m43s/13MB)

    20. Teleconference Series: MS 101

      This teleconference is a comprehensive overview of multiple sclerosis, geared for the newly-diagnosed.

      (recorded: 11 May 2011; time/size: 39m30s/13.5MB)

    21. 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)

    22. 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)

    23. Teleconference Series: Advocacy

      This teleconference features speakers from the National MS Society discussing the Society's role in advocating for funds for MS research and for the Society's programs and services, and how the Society and other individuals work as activists on behalf of those living with MS in making a difference by working with politicians and legislators on the state level and federal level.

      (recorded: 10 Nov 2010; time/size: 41m45s/8.14MB)

    24. Teleconference Series: Healthcare Reform, Key Issues

      This teleconference broadly discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and possible positive and negative impacts for people living with MS.*

      (recorded: 13 Oct 2010; time/size: 1h1m19s/16.5MB)

      *not intended as a comprehensive, personalized review; please discuss with an insurance counselor if you have any questions about your particular situation.

    25. Teleconference Series: Progressive MS

      This teleconference discusses the nature of progressive MS and its impact on individuals and families, and discusses resources available for the management of symptoms and of family care.

      (recorded: 9 Aug 2010; time/size: 1h6m50s/18.4MB)

    26. Teleconference Series: Coping with Change

      This teleconference covers tools and methods for dealing emotionally and mentally with adversity experienced when living with a disabling disease.

      (recorded: 14 Jun 2010; time/size: 1h11m47s/13.3MB)

    27. Teleconference Series: Facing MS Related Changes with Confidence

      This teleconference discusses the impact of MS on individuals with MS, their families, and friends, and discusses tools and methods that can be used to overcome these new challenges.

      (recorded: 8 Jun 2010; time/size: 1h12m45s/16.3MB)

    28. Teleconference Series: MS Care: Health & Well-Being

      This teleconference discusses management and care in mental, emotional, and physical respects, as presented by a health care professional herself living with MS.

      (recorded: 13 Oct 2009; time/size: 1h5m22s/15.8MB)

    29. Websites: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation

      Our allies in the fight against MS, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation features its own set of programs and services to assist people living with MS and their families/caregivers.

    30. 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.

    31. Navegante para la EM®

      Describe como los Navegantes de la Sociedad pueden ayudar a las personas a explorar todos los recursos que están disponibles para ellos.

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