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    1. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    2. Connect with others on MSconnection.org

      Join thousands of people supporting one another and exploring the issues that shape your world.

    3. Connect with Peers One-on-One

      Search for and connect with a trained peer support volunteer who can provide you with helpful tips, suggestions and emotional support for the challenges that MS throws at you. Connect via one-on-one ongoing telephone or email conversations.

    4. MSFriends® Helpline

      Support from a trained volunteer living with MS, when you want and need it. Connect today by calling the MSFriends helpline at 1-866-673-7436

    5. Pharmaceutical Financial Assistance Programs

      A list of pharmaceutical and non profit financial assistance programs to assist with the costs of MS medications.

    6. Insurance Resources

      Information and resources to help people with MS overcome common obstacles to getting and keeping health coverage.

    7. UCSF Leads International Study on the Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis

      The international MS microbiome study (iMSMS, www.imsms.org) may shed light on the role the gut flora plays in MS.

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    1. California State Department of Rehabilitation

      California State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) provides consultation, counseling and vocational rehabilitation.

    2. One-Stop Career Centers

      One-Stop Career Centers can help you look for work and offer classes like resume writing.

    3. Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP)

      Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) is an alternate selection process designed to facilitate the recruitment and hiring of persons with disabilities, and to provide them with an alternative way to demonstrate their qualifications for employment than the traditional state civil service examining process.

    4. Quintessential Careers

      Quintessential Careers has an excellent collection of career assessment tools for career changers and more.

    5. O*NET Resource Center

      O*NET Resource Center is a comprehensive source of occupational information. Use this site to download the O*NET database, career exploration tools, job analysis questionnaires, employer guides, and technical reports.

    6. Disability Benefits 101

      Disability Benefits 101 gives you tools and information on employment, health coverage, and benefits. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together. Get educated and get the answers you need.

    7. Covered California

      Covered California is a new, easy-to-use marketplace where you and your family may get financial assistance to make coverage more affordable and where you will be able to compare and choose health coverage that best fits your needs and budget.

    8. AT Network

      AT Network is dedicated to expanding the accessibility of tools, resources and technology that will help increase independence, improve personal productivity and enhance the quality of life for all Californians.

    9. Pacific Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center

      Pacific Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center (DBTAC) provides information, problem solving assistance and referrals for implementing the ADA and Accessible Electronic and Information Technology (E&IT).

    10. Disability.gov

      Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations. You can find answers to questions about everything from Social Security benefits to employment to affordable and accessible housing.

    11. Job Accommodation Network

      Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

    12. Exploring Every Potential Research Solution (Teleconference Recording)

      Original air date: November 13, 2013. Learn from leading MS researchers and clinicians in California on what’s in the pipeline and on the horizon. Dr. Lilyana Amezcua from USC is defining genetic and ethnic contributions in MS, with an emphasis on Hispanic descent. Dr. Nancy Sicotte from Cedars-Sinai is examining MRI images to search for the underlying cause of MS-related depression. Dr. Emanuelle Waubant from UCSF is focused on the association of bacteria in the digestive tract and MS.

    13. "Bowel and Bladder Issues in MS" (Teleconference recording)

      This is a teleconference recording that aired on April 3, 2014. During this teleconference: Participants will be aware of normal bowel and bladder function without MS; participants will learn what dysfunction can occur related to MS; participants will be able to explore these issues with their health care provider for solutions that will lessen the impact on their overall quality of life.

    14. Teleconference Recordings

      Listen to past Society teleconferences on a number of topics.

    15. MS Top 10 Therapies Research Update (Teleconference recording)

      Recorded June 5, 2014. During this teleconference participants will: Understand the risks and benefits of different treatment options; Learn about new treatments on the horizon; Understand how different treatment options compare to each other. The speaker, Dr. Graesser, specializes in MS and in addition to general neurology cases, she also provides care for movement disorders, headaches, and neurologic disorders in pregnancy.

    16. 2014 Annual Meeting & Research Update (Recording)

    17. Catalog of Informational Resources (.pdf)

      The Society provides free resources for people living with MS and others. Many of these resources are listed in this catalog. For printed copies of any of our materials, contact an MS Navigator at 1-800-344-4867.

    18. MS In Focus- Bladder and Bowel Edition (.pdf)

      This issue of MS in Focus is dedicated to elimination dysfunction; bladder and bowel problems.

    19. Promising MS Research - Recorded Webcast

      Promising MS Research to Repair, Protect and Restore the Nervous System. Moderator Kate Milliken and panelists Dr. Ben Barres, Dr. Jonah Chan, Dr. Timothy Coetzee and Dr. Rhonda Voskuhl. December 5, 2013

    20. MS Connection Online Community

      MSconnection.org is an online community that provides the opportunity to connect with people involved in the MS movement and with valuable content, activities and resources.

    21. Veterans with Multiple Sclerosis

      The National MS Society is collaborating with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs MS Centers of Excellence to support improved care and support services for veterans with multiple sclerosis and their families.

    22. MS Learn Online-Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence (.pdf)

      This is the transcript from the MS Learn Online feature presentation: Veterans Administration MS Centers of Excellence, featuring Jodie Haselkorn, MD, Christopher Bever, MD, and Gary Herarro, PT.

    23. Donnie Horner - A Veteran's Perspective (video)

      This video features Donnie Horner, a veteran living with MS.

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