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New Bill Supporting Adult Day Centers Hits U.S. House Floor

January 9, 2015

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society would like to thank Representative Barbara Lee (CA-13), a member of the Congressional MS Caucus, for her reintroduction of The Adult Day Center Enhancement Act in the 114th Congress. The bill would provide grants to adult day programs providing life enhancing services like rehabilitation therapy and social supports to people with neurological conditions or diseases including MS. Adult day programs also help families by offering caregivers respite from caregiving duties. Ask your U.S. Representative to show their support by cosponsoring the Adult Day Center Enhancement Act today!
 
To learn more about the positive impact of adult day centers, watch this short film on a member of the Society’s Adult Day Alliance The Boston Home’s program that provides specialized support for adults with MS and other neurological diseases. Click here to read the National MS Society’s letter of support to Representative Barbara Lee.

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.

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