PROGRAMS FOR NEWLY DIAGNOSED
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
The Knowledge Is Power (KIP) program is a free, at-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with MS and their families. KIP is written by Dr. Rosalind Kalb, a highly regarded author and psychologist, who knows about MS and the effect it can have on your life and the lives of people who care about you. KIP provides up-to-date facts about many aspects of MS.
Knowledge Is Power provides information about dealing with one of the greatest challenges presented by MS—the unpredictability and uncertainty of the future.
Receive new topics each week in the convenience of your home:
- Taking the First Steps: What is MS? Dealing with Your Diagnosis & Disclosure
- Disease-modifying Treatments for MS
- Maximizing Your Employment Options
- Treating Yourself Well
- Maintaining Healthy Relationships: Family, Friends, and Colleagues
Working with Your Doctor
You can have Knowledge Is Power delivered to your email address or your postal address. Choose the service that serves you best.
When we receive your registration, your subscription will begin the very next month and will continue for six weeks at no cost to you.
If you would like to register through our chapter, call 1-800-344-4867 or 336-299-4136.
Looking for someone who understands what it’s like to live with multiple sclerosis? Are you a family member of someone living with MS and want someone to talk to about your loved one’s MS? Our peer support program is beneficial to individuals facing challenging circumstances in their lives. This program offers support to people with MS and their families.
Our chapter has trained peer support volunteers to offer information, companionship, emotional support, and encouragement via the telephone to peers affected by MS. They can help you deal with changes brought about by MS, reduce your feeling of isolation, reduce your anxiety, expand your social connections, and provide you with new coping strategies and information.
To be paired with a peer support volunteer, call the chapter at 299-4136 or 1-800-344-4867.
Self-help groups are located throughout our chapter area to provide you with a place to go and talk with others and learn more about MS.
Groups meet regularly for educational and social purposes, allowing members to express feelings and provide support to one another. Members share a belief that positive personal change can happen through individual effort with the support of others.
The Society recognizes the valuable role self-help groups can play in addressing the informational, emotional, and social support needs of our members.
We have women’s, men’s, and co-ed groups. For more information about our groups, please contact the chapter at 336-299-4136. You can also go to our self-help groups page for individual group information..