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Resources for Patients

Finding answers and making sound decisions relies on having the right information at the right time. The National MS Society provides answers to questions and access to information about all of the options available. Our MS Navigators are highly-skilled professionals — equipped to respond to patient needs. Contact the National MS Society to learn more or request copies of the resources listed.

Newly Diagnosed

  • 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 upto-date facts about many aspects of MS. (Available in Spanish.)

Client Publications

  • Brochures - More than 60 booklets and brochures are available to people with MS and their families. Categories include General Information, Newly Diagnosed, Employment Issues, Staying Well, Managing Specific Problems, Managing Major Changes, and For Children & Teenagers. Publications, including many in Spanish, are available online.

Connection Programs

  • Peer to Peer - The Society helps people living with MS connect with others to share experiences and provide support. Connection programs include traditional, in-person self-help groups, peer-to-peer support, online communities and other means of bringing people together.
  • MS Connection Online Community - MSconnection.org is an online community that provides the opportunity to connect with people involved in the MS movement with valuable content, activities and resources.

Employment

  • Career Crossroads - This video program focuses on the legal rights of employees with MS and examines ways to mitigate the effects of MS on work performance. A self-study companion workbook is also available.
  • MS & the Workplace: Employer Education video - Provides basic information to employers about managing the impact of MS in the work setting.

Financial Planning and Financial Assistance

  • Financial Planning - The Financial Education Partners program provides pro bono financial planning and education to individuals with special health or financial circumstances.
  • The National MS Society Financial Assistance Program - This nationwide program is comprised of a range of initiatives that support independence, safety, health and quality of life for people living with MS, as well as their families. This program offers guidance and resources to help contain the financial impact of MS.

Online Learning

  • MS Learn Online - MS Learn Online is the Society’s educational webcast series. New webcasts and past webcasts, many in Spanish, can be viewed at any time from the Society’s Web site.

Pediatric MS Resources


Resources For Families

Scholarships

  • The Society’s Scholarship Program - The Society’s Scholarship Program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS, or who have a parent with MS, achieve their dreams of going to college.

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