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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.

  1. TELEPHONE MS Education

    LINKS "Quality of Life" Teleconference Series

    We are pleased to present a series of teleconferences for clients with MS and their families entitled “LINKS.” Whether you just received a diagnosis of MS or have been living with it for a long time--the goal of this series is to “link” you with information and tips on how to maintain your quality of life in the years ahead.

  2. TELEPHONE Employment, Insurance and Financial Planning

    Why Everyone Needs a Power of Attorney Teleconference

    Estate planning for individuals with disabilities requires specific knowledge beyond ordinary legal documentation. The cornerstone of an effective plan is an appropriately drafted Power of Attorney. While Powers of Attorney vary in characteristics, specific planning considerations related to disability issues must be considered in order to provide effective, long term use of this planning document. The registration deadline for this call is April 22, 2014.

  3. TELEPHONE MS Education

    MS: The African-American Experience Teleconference

    The myth that African Americans do not get MS is just that — a myth. African Americans do get MS. In fact, studies suggest that MS can be especially active in African Americans. Listen in on this call as Dr. Mary Hughes, chair of the National MS Society’s African American Advisory Council, discusses issues ranging from clinical course of MS to response to therapy to genetics. The registration deadline for this call is April 29, 2014.

  4. IN PERSON Social and Emotional support

    Effective Parenting: Balancing Family and Multiple Sclerosis Webinar

    Presented by Can Do MS Programs Consultants: Peggy Crawford, PhD; Laura Kingston, OTR/L; Jennifer Smrtka, ANP-BC, MSCN Being a parent can be the most rewarding adventure in life, but parenting comes with many unforeseen challenges. Join Clinical Psychologist Peggy Crawford, Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Smrtka and Occupational Therapist Laura Kingston in this webinar to learn how to best balance parenting while managing your MS.

  5. TELEPHONE MS Education

    Gotta Go, Gotta Go! An Update on Bladder Problems in Individuals Living with MS Teleconference

    Bladder dysfunction, which can include frequency and/or urgency of urination, hesitancy in starting urination, frequent nighttime urination, and incontinence, occurs in at least 80% of people living with MS. This call will explore more about the normal neurologic control of the bladder and what can occur with MS regarding neurologic control, as well as signs and symptoms of bladder problems, diagnostic tests, and treatment options. The registration deadline for this call is May 6th, 2014.

  6. TELEPHONE Employment, Insurance and Financial Planning

    Ask the Employment Specialist: Telephone Q&A Sessions

    Quarterly regional employment calls that allow individuals to submit employment-related questions in advance and obtain individualized answers from National MS Society employment specialists. The next calls will take place May 14, 2014 and August 13, 2014. Registration is now open for the May call.

  7. TELEPHONE MS Education

    Complimentary Approach to MS Teleconference

    In the US, about 75% of people with MS use one form or another of complementary and alternative medicine, generally in combination with their prescribed MS treatments. This teleconference will review a complementary approach including energy movement, such as Tai Chi and Qi Qong as a form of healing, as well as changes in diet, life style, and essential supplements in addition to the conventional medical treatments currently available. The registration deadline for this call is May 13th, 2014.

  8. TELEPHONE Research and Clinical Trials

    Progress in Treatment Options and MS Research Teleconference

    Research in MS is progressing at a remarkable rate, with more potential therapies in the pipeline than at any other time in history. Join us and learn how far we’ve come, where we’re going, and what the Society and others are doing to move toward a world free of MS. The registration deadline for this call is May 20, 2014.

  9. WEBCAST Mobility & Accessibility

    Tips for Traveling with Multiple Sclerosis Webinar

    Presented by Can Do MS Programs Consultants: Juliann Hanson-Zlatev, OTR & Mandy Rohrig, PT, DPT The spring/summer travel season is fast approaching!! What are your plans? Do they include attending that family reunion, or dipping your toes in the surf and sand, or traveling to that “bucket list” location you have wanted to visit for so long? Maybe it is time to “get away from it all” with the family, or use up that vacation time from work? If so, now is the time to start planning.

  10. IN PERSON Social and Emotional support

    MS Kids Camp

    The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter is pleased to extend an invitation to children ages 7-15 of a parent or guardian living with multiple sclerosis for a weekend of fun and learning at Camp Jumonville in Hopwood, Pennsylvania. Join other children for a weekend of swimming, zip lines and more. This special weekend offers a great opportunity for kids who have a parent or guardian with MS to connect with each another in a fun and supportive environment.


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