Accessibility Begins at Home Original Air Date: September 21, 2010
Presenter: Van Roberts
This teleconference focuses on how home improvements can provide greater accessibility; making your home more efficient and barrier free; and home modification and increasing your independence.
American Disability Act & Disclosure 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.
Applying Through Your Employer's Long Term Disability Benefits when MS Progresses 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.
Caring for the Caregiver Original Air Date: November 17, 2010
Presenter: Suzanne Geffen Mintz
The topics of this teleconference include: caregiving doesn't have to be this hard; care for another begins with care for yourself; and help is not a dirty word.
CA State Disability Benefit Program Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
Presenter: Alicia Oldfield
This teleconference highlights the challenges faced when accessing State Disability Insurance due to the unpredictable nature of MS. Information about the program, who qualifies and instructions on how to apply is also featured.
Diet & MS - The Nutrition Connection Original Air Date: October 13, 2010
Presenter: Denise Nowack, RD
This teleconference highlights the importance of proper nutrition in MS; diet & symptom management; and simple strategies for eating well.
Energy Management: Fatigue & MS Original Air Date: March 8, 2011
Presenter: Maureen "Mo" Johnson, MS, OT/L
Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of MS, occuring in about 80% of people. It can interfere with your ability to function at home and at work. Yes, fatigue is a difficult symptom to treat, but you CAN manage your fatigue!
Exercise & MS Original Air Date: February 18, 2010
Presenter: Richard W. Hicks, Ph.D.
This teleconference highlights how to start moving and keeping moving; bringing exercise back into your life; and choosing exercise that's right for you.
Facts About California's State Disability Benefit Program Original Air Date: August 17, 2011
Presenter: April Oakley
This teleconference highlights information about the program, who qualifies and instructions on how to apply.
Getting the Most Out of Social Security Original Air Date: January 12, 2010
Presenter: Judith Leland, JD, APLC
This teleconference highlights how and when to apply for Social Security Disability; questions to ask yourself at all stages of the process; and financial stability and MS. *COMING SOON*
Health Care Reform 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.
How the National MS Society Makes Funding Decisions Original Air Date: March 22, 2011
Presenter: Dr. Patricia O'Looney
Research in MS is progressing at a remarkable rate, with more potential therapies in the pipeline than at any other time in history. The National MS Society is a driving force of MS research. Learn how far we've come, where we're going, and what the Society is doing to move toward a world free of MS.
Ins & Outs of Accessible Travel Original Air Date: February 2, 2011
Presenter: Candy Harrington
If you are avoiding travel because you don't think you can get around, think again! Learn about how to plan your trip, deal with airports and navigtate new places; even if you use a wheelchair or scooter.
Living With Progressive MS Original Air Date: March 9, 2010
Presenter: Patricia K. Coyle, MD
The topics addressed in this teleconference include: how to live well with progressive MS; medical management of progressive MS; and emotional issues.
Managing Pain & MS Original Air Date: August 10, 2010
Presenter: Heidi Maloni, Ph.D.
This teleconference focuses on experience of pain; assessment tools for managing pain; and alternative and complementary therapies in MS pain management.
Option D: The Ins & Outs of Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage) Original Air Date: November 4, 2010
Presenters: Aileen Harper, MHA & Kimberly Calder, MPS
The topics of this teleconference include: what is open enrollment & when does it occur; questions to ask a potential Part D insurance company; and plan options & resources for people with MS.
Secrets to a Successful Career Change Original Air Date: July 20, 2011
Presenter: Steve W. Nissen, M.S., CRC & Michelle Alford-Williams
The topics of this teleconference include: retaining and other issues faced with a change in career direction.
Stress Management for Mind & Body Original Air Date: December 8, 2010
Presenter: Suzy Peltier, CMT, CHT
The topics of this teleconference include: effects of stress on the body & mind and an introduction to visualization, breathing & mediation.
Turning Humor Into Medication Original Air Date: February 17, 2011
Presenter: David Lander
Studies have shown that humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Take a tour of your life and learn how to laugh at yourself and to create humor out of the not-so-funny experience of life.
Volunteering: A Win-Win Putting Your Skills and Passion to Work Original Air Date: August 3, 2011
Presenter: Valerie Troup, Jim Langdon & Mike Milne
The topics of this telenconference include: options and tips on how to connect with volunteering opportunities.