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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. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Challenges of Employment with MS

    Learn about the challenges of employment with MS with Joe Stuckey, Rehabilitation Counselor with the UW Medicine MS Center.

    Seattle, WA 98133See Map
  2. IN PERSON Social gatherings and networking

    Social Security Disability Insurance Workshop

    This workshop is presented by Seattle area attorney Peter McKee, Social Security appeals specialist, and Rebecca Pursley, MS patient and claimant advocate since 1998.

    Seattle, WA 98122See Map
  3. ONLINE Family and Relationships

    Teleconference Recordings

    Learn more about a variety of topics on your own timeline from the comfort of your home through these recorded teleconferences.

  4. ONLINE Legal

    "Affordable Care Act: Key Provisions for People with MS" recorded teleconference

    Original Air Date: October 3, 2013 Presenter: Kim Calder, Director of Federal Health Affairs and Insurance Policy of the National MS Society Topics of this teleconference include: background on the National MS Society’s involvement in healthcare reform, explanation of the ways the Affordable Care Act impacts private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, an overview of the new Health Insurance Marketplace and state Exchanges & additional resources about the Affordable Care Act

  5. ONLINE Legal

    "American Disability Act & Disclosure" recorded teleconference

    Original Air Date: July 13, 2011 Presenter: Eddie Whidden, M.A. The topics of this teleconference include: when and how to disclose that you have MS, as well as provide input on what kinds of accomodations can be offered to employees and how to request them.

  6. ONLINE Insurance

    "Applying Through Your Employer's Long Term Disability Benefits when MS Progresses" recorded teleconference

    Original Air Date: August 10, 2011 Presenter: Lisa Kantor The topics of this teleconference include: how to apply for and access vital Long Term Disability benefits.

  7. ONLINE Employment

    "Deploying Your Passions for Successful Careering in Today's World of Work" recorded teleconference

    Original Air Date: July 25, 2012 Presenter: Dr. Kenneth M. Nowack How do we define success in today’s world of work? This interactive workshop will help you identify areas of passion and what matters most to you, explore the factors associated with career and life success, consider how the unpredictability of MS might impact your career journey and use conference tools and resources to successfully navigate today’s turbulent work.

  8. PRINT Financial Planning

    Financial Assistance Application

    The cost of living with MS can be a tremendous stress. If you are struggling to pay for something that will help you maintain independence, safety, health or overall quality of life, let us help you get what you need. A quick and easy application is all we need to get the ball rolling, and help completing the form is always available if needed. Download the application now or call 1-800-344-4867 and press 1 for assistance.

  9. ONLINE Insurance

    "Getting the Most out of Your Health Insurance" recorded teleconference

    A presentation addressing some of the practical issues people face when dealing with insurance companies and governmental health programs. Speakers include: Liz Mercer, regional trainer for Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors Helpline and Washington State Office of the insurance commissioner; Elizabeth Pelley, former insurance company executive; John Wood, attorney and advocate.

  10. ONLINE Insurance

    "Health Care Reform" recorded teleconference

    Original Air Date: Thursday, July 22, 2010 Presenters: Shawn O'Neail & Lauren Chiarello The topics addressed in this teleconference include: key provisions and dates of healthcare reform implementation; pre-existing condition clauses; lifetime limits and long term care; and major impacts on healthcare coverage, Medicare and Medi-Cal.

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