Educational teleconferences are an ideal way to learn about a variety of issues that may affect you and your loved ones. You can join us from the comfort of your own phone for a year of informative conference calls on diverse topics of interest to people living with MS. This educational series is free and made available through the collaboration of the following chapters of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Connecticut, Greater New England, Long Island, New Jersey Metro, New York City-Southern New York, Rhode Island and Upstate New York. Participation in a call is a simple process -- you just have to register with the Chapter and you will be provided with a toll free number. Early registration for the calls will guarantee that you receive reminders and updated information, as necessary. The schedule is noted below:
12/4/13 - The Other Side of MS Research: Health Policy and Cognition
View the Chapter website often to learn of program updates.
You can listen to previous educational teleconferences from the links below:
10/23/13 - Mindfulness Based Strategies for Coping With MS Pain - copy and paste link into browser: https://quickconnect.sharefile.com/download.aspx?id=8b4ec3f63839488c
11/06/13-The Emotional & Physical Health of Caregivers - copy and paste link into browser: https://quickconnect.sharefile.com/download.aspx?id=39f1c1fc68bb41e2
To learn about Employment Teleconferences, click here.
Conference Call Support Groups
You (and your family and friends and caregivers) are invited to participate in Conference Call Support Groups for individuals living with MS. These groups are created to meet the needs of people with similar concerns. The Conference Call Groups are an hour long, free of charge and require no special equipment. These calls are easily accessible from your home and are a great way to connect and get support from your peers and professionals for twelve weeks beginning the week of April 4, 2011.
All groups provide opportunities to discuss MS-related concerns, experiences and resources. Groups are conducted by trained therapists. To participate in a group, you must be registered as a member of the National MS Society; membership is free. The specific groups include:
- Children (ages 9-14) Who Have a Parent Living with MS
- Cognitive Concerns
- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgendered
- Men’s Concerns
- Newly Diagnosed
- Pain and Spasticity Management
- Parenting (for parents with MS who have children 18 or younger)
- Residents of Nursing Homes
- Stress Management
To learn more about these Conference Call support groups, click on this link (it will take you to the NYC-SNY Chapter website) http://www.nationalmssociety.org/chapters/nyn/programsandservices/counseling-services-and-emotional-support/support-groups/index.aspx. You can register online or via telephone. If you register via telephone, please indicate that you want to register for a Conference Call Support Group.