Kids Get MS Too
Although MS is typically thought of as an adult-onset disease, children and teens are also being diagnosed. Children and Teens with MS: A Network for Families offers educational and psychosocial support for families living with MS. The Network is a collaborative effort of the National MS Society and the MS Society of Canada. Together we recognize the unique needs of your family.
Kids Get MS Too: A Handbook for Parents Whose Child or Teen has MS is an informational handbook containing a wide range of information pertaining to pediatric MS. The handbook was written by specialists in childhood MS.
Managing School-Related Issues: A Guide for Parents with a Child or Teen Living with MS provides parents with the tools and resources to be their child's best advocate in the school system. The guide includes a discussion on the potential impact of MS in the school setting, recommended accommodations and modifications, transition issues, and sample 504 plans and request for academic accommodations.
Students with MS & the Academic Setting: A Handbook for School Personnel is an informational guide for school staff working with children and teens with MS. The handbook includes a discussion on the issues children and teens with MS may face, recommended accommodations and modifications in the school setting, transition issues, as well as basic information on MS.
Your Education Rights as a Student with MS Every person has a right to strive for his or her education goals despite having a disability. This brochure explains the differences in rights and responsibilities both for students and the schools they attend.
Virtual Community for Parents The Network connects parents through an online group, Pediatric MS Online Group, where you can share concerns and information. Please visit msconnection.org to get started.
Pediatric MS: Understanding for Today, Hope for Tomorrow A 20 minute DVD that provides an overview of pediatric MS and how the Society is addressing the challenges faced by families with a child or teen with MS. The piece includes interviews with parents with a child with MS, healthcare professionals, and Society staff and volunteers.
For information specific to pediatric MS, to learn more about the resources available to you and your family, or to register for the Network contact an MS Navigator by email or at 1-800-344-4867.