The chapter offers education programs through the year at venues throughout our service area, online, and by telephone. Programs include:
• Education days and nights covering specific topics such as research advances, financial planning, or symptom management.
• Video and telephone conferences on newly diagnosed information, employment issues, and general MS information
• One-day educational and social programs for specific participants (e.g. women, men, families, couples, caregivers, young adults).
If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, you may have a lot of questions. We are here to provide support and information.
The chapter also runs professionally led short-term Newly Diagnosed Support Groups. Individuals who have been diagnosed with MS in the past two years and their family members are welcome.
Topics of discussion will include:
• Symptoms and symptom management
• Communication and positive coping skills
• Individual and family adjustment to MS
• Employment issues
• Changes in lifestyles, roles, relationships, and responsibilities
• Community resources.
Knowledge is Power is a series of articles on subjects of special interest to persons newly diagnosed with MS and their families that can be emailed or mailed to you.
For a list of upcoming programs, view our Program Calendar or call 513-769-4400.