For decades, the common wisdom was that MS started in adulthood.
Scientists and doctors now know that up to 10,000 of the estimated 400,000 Americans who have MS are children or adolescents. At least that many children also have experienced at least one symptom suggestive of MS.
This younger population offers new challenges for doctors, parents and organizations such as the Society that strive to meet the needs of everyone living with MS. As a result, the Greater Delaware Chapter is focusing on creating educational, social and medical resources for kids with MS, their families and their health-care providers.
In an effort to provide specialized care and research for children with MS, we fund a pediatric MS fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
We also sponsor the annual Kids with MS Family Weekend in conjunction with our home office and host a variety of educational and social workshops for parents and children throughout the year.
Upcoming Pediatric MS programs:
There are no Pediatric MS programs scheduled at this time.
To see all of our upcoming programs, please visit our Chapter Calendar.