The National MS Society offers an extensive variety of programs, services and resources for people living with MS, including family members, caregivers and other members of their support systems. These resources can be accessed in person at chapters, online, by phone and by mail. For a brief overview of programming available by the Society, please watch this short video.
To receive copies of these materials or learn more about these programs, call 1-800-344-4867 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programs in Your Community
In addition to the programs and services mentioned on this page, Society chapters offer a variety of community based programs to facilitate education, recreation, physical and emotional wellness, connection with others with MS, and family communication. These programs vary from one community to another. To learn more about all of the programs offered in your community, please contact an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867.
For the Newly Diagnosed
MS Next Step®
Hearing the diagnosis of MS is never easy. MS Next Step® is designed to answer questions that are commonly asked immediately following a diagnosis and provides an introduction to MS and the programs and services of the National MS Society. (Also available in Spanish.)
Knowledge is Power
Knowledge Is Power is a free, in-home educational series for people newly diagnosed with MS and their families. This comprehensive program provides up-to-date facts about many aspects of MS. (Also available in Spanish.)
Finding answers and making decisions relies on having the right information at the right time. MS Navigator® provides answers to your questions and access to information about all of the options available to you. Learn more by downloading our MS Navigator brochure (.pdf) or watching this short video. You can contact an MS Navigator by calling 1-800-344-4867.
More than 60 booklets and brochures are available to people with MS and their families. Categories include General Information, Newly Diagnosed, Employment Issues, Staying Well, Managing Specific Problems, Managing Major Changes, and For Children & Teenagers. Publications, including many in Spanish, are available online. You can also request publications at 1-800-344-4867 or email@example.com.
The Society helps people living with MS connect with others to share experiences and provide support. Connection programs include traditional, in-person self-help groups, peer-to-peer support, online communities and other means of bringing people together.
MS Learn Online
MS Learn Online is the Society’s educational webcast series. New webcasts appear bimonthly and past webcasts can be viewed at any time from the Society’s Web site.
Financial Assistance Program
This nationwide program is comprised of a range of initiatives that support independence, safety, health and quality of life for people living with MS, as well as their families. This program offers guidance and resources to help contain the financial impact of MS.
The Society's Scholarship Program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS, or who have a parent with MS, achieve their dreams of going to college.
My Life, My MS, My Decisions
This program helps people with MS make decisions about all aspects of their health. My Life, My MS, My Decisions includes a DVD and four online classes.
The National MS Society teamed with Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis) to develop this comprehensive series of articles to remind you that, despite the challenges MS brings, you have a whole life to live. You CAN! covers a wide variety of topics and tips.
Timmy’s Journey to Understanding MS
In this cartoon, a young boy named Timmy gains a better understanding of MS and becomes more accepting of the unpredictability MS can bring.
Keep S’myelin’: A Newsletter About MS for Children
This newsletter is for children ages 5–12. Each issue addresses a different topic related to MS. Interactive versions are also available on the Web.
Children & Teens with MS: A Network for Families
A support and education network for children and teens with MS and their families.
Spanish Resources/Información en Español
A variety of resources are available for people who speak Spanish.
Health & Wellness
Living Well with MS
This series of workbooks includes exercises and reflection pieces that challenge individuals to problem solve and think creatively about living with MS.
Fatigue: Take Control
This program focuses on the fatigue and mobility issues associated with MS. Participants learn how to reduce the effects of fatigue on everyday life.
This program focuses on the legal rights of employees with MS and examines ways to mitigate the effects of MS on work performance.
MS & the Workplace: Employer Education DVD
Provides basic information to employers about managing the impact of MS in the work setting.
Additional employment resources are available in the employment section of our website.