It’s hard to predict what a future with MS will hold. But MS Next Step® helps people take their “next step” toward getting the information and support they want and need after diagnosis.
Intended to be given to people at the moment of diagnosis, MS Next Step® is a primer on what to expect. This new program produced by the Society includes a booklet and DVD with a short video (closed captioning in English and Spanish, and print transcripts are also offered). The materials cover what MS is, including possible causes, how it is treated, and some of the life challenges a person with MS may face early on, such as disclosure. There is guidance on where to go for more information, and a description of what the Society offers.
Hearing the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis is never easy
Whether the symptoms that brought you to the doctor are relatively new or you have been searching for answers for quite some time, the words multiple sclerosis can be very frightening.
MS Next Step® is designed to answer questions that are commonly asked immediately following a diagnosis. If you are just beginning your search for information about MS; wondering how the diagnosis may affect you; or considering issues like disclosure, treatment strategies and working with your health care team...MS Next Step® is for you.
MS Next Step® includes:
- A printed booklet to introduce you to MS, common concerns and helpful resources
- A DVD including interviews with people who have learned to live well with MS who provide perspectives relevant to people newly diagnosed
- Electronic files, in PDF format, of the booklet content and video transcripts, all included on the DVD
- Spanish translations of the booklet and transcripts are also available on the DVD. Spanish subtitles are available for the video content.
If you are newly diagnosed and would like to receive a copy of MS Next Step®, please request your copy at 1-800-344-4867 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you did not receive a copy from your doctor and would like to let him/her know about this program, please let us know.
For individuals who have already developed a basic knowledge of MS, Knowledge is Power is an ideal way to add to your knowledge and learn how to live even better with MS.
For people diagnosed within the last five years, call a toll free number to hear from experts about various topics of interest to those recently diagnosed with MS. Live Q&A session held during each call — get your own questions answered!
Held the first Tuesday of the month from 7-8 p.m.
April 3: Ask the Doctor
May 1: But You Look So Good: The Invisible Symptoms of MS
Eligibility: Person with MS must have been diagnosed within the last five years, their adult family member/friend may also register. Must register in advance to participate.
For more information about this program please call 1-800-344-4867 or email email@example.com.