A Network for Families with a Child or Teen with MS
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada have come together to offer Young Persons with MS: A Network for Families with a Child or Teen with MS. The network provides families living with a child or teen that has been diagnosed with MS the opportunity to connect with other families by offering multiple program options. The network targets two distinct populations:
- Children with MS (18 or younger) residing in the home of their parents or guardian
- Parents of a child or teen with MS
For more information or to register for the Network for Families, please call 1-866-KIDS W MS (1-866-543-7967) or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The network provides educational programs and written materials for children and their parents about childhood MS. One way to get involved is to participate in the quarterly teleconferences offered to parents.
Information and Referral
Parents can contact their local chapter to learn more about MS and resources available to them. To learn more about the network or to get information more specific to childhood MS, parents may use the toll free number.
Families can gain emtional support through the different programs offered by the network as well as local support groups offered by the chapter.
Through the network, parents can join an email group where they can share with other parents their concerns and information as well as develop a support network.