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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 Legal

    ADA and People with MS (.pdf)

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

  2. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    West Linn - Sharing Feelings MS Support Group

    A professionally-led group for people with MS, their families and caregivers. Meeting times and locations may change! Please call or email the group prior to attending to confirm the meeting date and location. (PLEASE NOTE some groups do not meet every month of the year or at the holidays.)

    Multiple Dates
    West Linn, OR 97068See Map
  3. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Astoria MS Self-Help Group

    Group for people living with MS of all ages and family members. Meeting times and locations may change! Please call or email the group prior to attending, to confirm the meeting date and location. PLEASE NOTE: some groups do not meet every month of the year, or at the holidays

    Multiple Dates
    Astoria, OR See Map
  4. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Someone You Know has MS: A Book for Families (.pdf)

    For children, 5-12. A story about Michael and his family explains MS and explores children’s fears and concerns. Adapted by Martha King from original material by Cyrisse Jaffee, Debra Frankel, Barbara LaRoche, and Patricia Dick. (last updated February 2012)

  5. ONLINE Long-Term Care

    A Guide for Caregivers (.pdf)

    Practical issues faced by caregivers. Includes resource list. By Tanya Radford. (last updated December 2011)

  6. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    Live Fully, Live Well

    Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

  7. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    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.

  8. VIDEO Family and Relationships

    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.

  9. IN PERSON Support and Self Help Groups

    Bend MS Support Group

    A professionally-led group for people with MS of all ages, their families and caregivers. Meeting times and locations may change! Please call or email the group prior to attending, to confirm the meeting date and location. (PLEASE NOTE some groups do not meet every month of the year or at the holidays.)

    Multiple Dates
    Bend, OR 97701See Map
  10. ONLINE Knowledge is Power

    Knowledge Is Power

    Knowledge Is Power is a free, in-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with MS and their families. This comprehensive program provides up-to-date facts about many aspects of MS. (Available in Spanish.)

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