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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. Join a Group or Discussion

      Looking to connect with other caregivers, family members, or people affected by MS? Self-help groups bring people together who share common life experiences for support, education and mutual aid.

    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.


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    1. CarePartner Resources

      CarePartners are family, friends, and neighbors. Spouses, family and friends can be drawn more closely together by their shared concerns and collaborative efforts. With appropriate information and support, carepartners can help their loved ones across their lifespan. As a carepartner it is important to remember that paying attention to your own health and well-being is essential to being able to care for someone else.

    2. Long Term Care: CarePartners

      Additional resources for CarePartners including help at home guides

    3. Long Term Care: Education

      Comprehensive list of resources to help educate CarePartners.

    4. A Family Caregiver Speaks Up (book)

      Full of advice for family caregivers, this one-of-a-kind book written by a family caregiver provides lessons from family caregivers across the country, tips for interacting with the healthcare system to better meet the needs of families dealing with chronic illness, and a cogent presentation of how public policy has a profound effect on even the most intimate details of life in caregiving families.

    5. A Guide for Support Partners (.pdf)

      Practical issues faced by caregivers. Includes resource list. By Tanya Radford. (last updated January 2019)

    6. MS and the Black Community (.pdf)

      It is a myth that the Black community doesn't get MS. Become engaged with programs and resources supporting optimal care and living well with MS. (last updated 2020)

    7. Aging and MS

      This video features a discussion with George Kraft, MD, who talks about aging and multiple sclerosis.

    8. Ampyra Appeal Letter & Abstracts (.pdf)

      This document includes a form letter for MS patients who may have been denied coverage of Ampyra, as well as supporting abstracts.

    9. At Home with MS—Adapting Your Environment (.pdf)

      Modify a house or apartment to save energy, compensate for reduced vision or mobility, and live comfortably when MS is severe. Many do-it-yourself changes. By Jane E. Harmon, OTR. (last updated October 2016)

    10. Barrier-Free Travel: A Nuts And Bolts Guide For Wheelers And Slow Walkers (book)

      Authored by the editor of the leading travel magazine for people with disabilities, Emerging Horizons, this second edition of Barrier-Free Travel continues to be the definitive guide to accessible travel for those who use a wheelchair, walker or cane, or have any physical ailment that may slow down their gait.

    11. Buying Individual Insurance (.pdf)

      This is an Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet exploring that act of buying individual insurance.

    12. Carepartner Support Resources

      These organizations offer support and information to family carepartners.

    13. Caring for Loved Ones with Advanced MS - A Guide for Families (.pdf)

      This booklet is designed for families who are caring for a person with advanced Multiple Sclerosis.

    14. 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.

    15. Cavallo Treatment Update (.pdf)

      Since 1993 the U.S. FDA has approved several medications for use in MS. For the first time, we have the ability to reduce disease activity for many people with MS.

    16. Changes to Job-based Insurance Coverage (.pdf)

      This is an Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet that explains changes to job-based insurance coverage.

    17. Changes to Medicare (.pdf)

      This is an Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet that details changes to Medicare.

    18. Clinical Trials in MS

      Large Phase 3 trials in RR MS. Updated September 2013. Abbreviations Key: AAN – American Academy of Neurology. CIS – Clinically Isolated Syndrome.

    19. Como escoger un profesional de salud (.pdf)

      La esclerosis múltiple es una enfermedad de toda la vida, por lo que es sumamente importante que usted se sienta cómodo con el profesional que atiende su esclerosis múltiple y que sea su aliado en su cuidado.

    20. Connecting with Others Living with MS (.pdf)

      Outlines resources available from the National MS Society that can help you connect with others who share similar life experiences with MS. Choose from one-on-one conversations, group/social settings or online resources for your peer connections. (last updated August 2018)

    21. Current Research Projects Funded by the NMSS

      List of Current Research Projects Funded by the National MS Society

    22. Depression In MS

    23. Enabling Romance (book)

      Considered by many to be "The Joy of Sex for people with disabilities," Enabling Romance candidly covers: shattering sexual stereotypes; building self-esteem; creative sexual variations; reproduction and contraception for people with disabilities; specific information on several different physical and sensory disabilities, including spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, postpolio syndrome, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, amputation, blindness and deafness.

    24. Everyday Matters

      Everyone has their own idea of their best life. For people living with multiple sclerosis, the idea of that “best life” can change due to the challenges of having a chronic, unpredictable and lifelong disease. The National MS Society’s Everyday Matters, supported by Genzyme, a Sanofi company, was an interactive national project that uncovered stories of real people facing the everyday challenges that MS can bring on the path to one’s best life.

    25. Fair Housing Rights of Seniors with Disabilities: What Seniors and Their Families Need to Know (book)

      This is a resource published by the John Marshall Law School, available for free download. It discusses housing rights of senior citizens with disabilities.

    26. Family Matters

      MS happens to families, not just to individuals. You probably have many questions about MS – what will happen to my family member with MS, how can we plan, how do we manage the unpredictability of the disease? The National MS Society is here to help you navigate the challenges of living MS with a personalized response to your unique needs.

    27. Family Planning with MS (video)

      This video features a discussion with A.D. Sadovnick, PhD, who talks about family planning for a person with multiple sclerosis.

    28. Federal Advocacy (.pdf)

      The surest indicator and best tool of an MS activist is information. We will arm you with what you need to fully understand activism and the issues. Here's a brochure about Federal Advocacy (please read and share it!).

    29. From a Loved One's Perspective: Depression (video)

      Partners and family members of people with MS may experience normal grieving and other emotional changes, including depression.

    30. Funding the Cure: Helping a Loved One with MS through Charitable Giving to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (book)

      Funding the Cure: Helping a Loved One with MS through Charitable Giving to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is an elegant, noteworthy book that instructs the reader on using charitable giving strategies for loved ones with multiple sclerosis.

    31. Getting There: Staying Mobile with MS Part 2 (video)

      A comprehensive look at mobility and MS with tips on managing fatigue and spasticity as well as a look at future trends in technology and mobility assistance.

    32. Getting There: Staying Mobile with MS Part 3 (video)

      This video features a discussion on strategies for mobility for people with multiple sclerosis, including automobile modifications.

    33. Gilenya Appeal Letter & Abstract (.pdf)

      This document includes a form letter for MS patients who may have been denied coverage of Gilenya, as well as supporting abstracts.

    34. Guidelines for the Outside Meeting Support Program (.pdf)

      This document provides guidelines for the National MS Society's support of meetings, workshops and conferences.

    35. Health Care Reform Principles (.pdf)

      America’s health care crisis prevents many people with MS from living as powerfully as they could. In response, the National MS Society is relentlessly working to shape the health policies of tomorrow.

    36. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 1 (video)

      This video features part one of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    37. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 2 (video)

      This video features part two of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    38. Healthy Living with MS Featuring Clay Walker Part 3 (video)

      This video features part three of a three-part series of discussion with country music star Clay Walker, who talks about living with multiple sclerosis.

    39. Hiring Help at Home (.pdf)

      Checklists and worksheets for people who need help at home. Forms for a needs assessment, job description, and employment contract. (last updated 2014)

    40. How We Will End MS (.pdf)

      This document reviews how the National MS Society aggressively pursues studies to identify all common MS-related genes and continue fighting toward ending MS.

    41. How We Will Restore Function (.pdf)

      This document explores how the National MS Society is working to further research and create strategies to repair the nervous system and restore function to people with MS.

    42. How We Will Stop MS (.pdf)

      This document explores how potential MS therapies in development (and newly in existence) are changing the treatment of MS.

    43. Información Bilingüe Sobre la Esclerosis Múltiple (.pdf)

      Información sobre la esclerosis múltiple en inglés y español.

    44. Intimacy and Sexuality (.pdf)

      MS can affect sexuality, both directly and indirectly, but problems can be resolved or minimized. By Rosalind Kalb, PhD. (last updated November 2018)

    45. Joint Conference on Primary-Progressive MS Focuses on Unmet Needs (.pdf)

      Distinct differences and specific needs characterize people living with primary progressive MS. The Society and the MS Association of America are striving to meet more of these needs by working together.

    46. Keep S’myelin: Issue 6 — Tools Can Make Life with MS Easier

      any people with MS use different types of tools or gadgets to help them move about, have fun, and do everyday activities. Perhaps your mom or dad has made changes to your house to make it easier and safer to get around. All of these things can be very helpful for someone with MS, but some may seem strange at first.

    47. Keep S’myelin: Parent Supplement for Kids Activity Book (.pdf)

      Guide for parent accompanies the activity book for children. Includes tips on how to talk to younger children about MS and learn about MS as a family.

    48. Keep S'myelin: A newsletter about MS for children

      Keep S’myelin is a colorful, engaging, informative, and reassuring newsletter to help children and their parents talk and learn about MS together. Each issue is filled with stories, interviews, games, and activities that highlight a specific topic related to MS, as well as a special section just for parents.

    49. Key Considerations for Choosing a Health Plan (.pdf)

      Virtually everyone in the United States will face choices about selecting and enrolling in a health insurance plan at different times in their lives. If you or a loved one is living with MS, you know these choices can have significant impact on your personal and family finances as well as your access to health care.

    50. Kids Get MS Too: A Handbook for Parents Whose Child or Teen has MS (.pdf)

      This handbook is a guide for parents with a child or teen with MS.

    51. Know Your Rights: A Legal Guide for People Living with MS (.pdf)

      Easy to read Q & A format containing information on employment, SSDI, family law, insurance, and more. Offers resources in each chapter, form letters and helpful guides for navigating legal difficulties.

    52. Lean on Me: 10 Powerful Steps to Moving Beyond Your Diagnosis and Taking Back Your Life (book)

      In the face of a medical crisis, Lean on Me shows how to navigate the healthcare waters, find hope, take positive action, and celebrate progress—and supplies authoritative information that can save your life or the life of a loved one.

    53. Live Fully, Live Well

      Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

    54. Lyrica Appeal Letter & Abstract (.pdf)

      This document includes a form letter for MS patients who may have been denied coverage of Lyrica, as well as supporting abstracts.

    55. Maximizing Independence: A Guide to Planning for Changing MS Care Needs (.pdf)

      A guide to help families anticipate and plan for the future to assure loved ones living with MS will receive the support and assistance they need to manage their disease and lead full and enriching lives.

    56. Minimizing Your Risk of Falls (.pdf)

      Identifies risk factors for falling and strategies to reduce those risks. (last updated January 2019)

    57. Momentum Article: What causes MS?

      What puts people more at risk of getting MS — do smokers get it more than nonsmokers? What protects people from getting MS — sun exposure? What contributes to or prevents disease progression? Epidemiologists look at all people with a disease, and the end goal is to identify a cause and cure.

    58. Mood & Cognition in MS: [What you can do] (video & DVD)

      Our understanding of the role that cognition and mood play in a person’s experience of multiple sclerosis has expanded dramatically in recent years. Learn why and how people with MS experience changes in mood and cognitive functioning, and the latest information on how these symptoms can be addressed—from physical activity, medications and counseling to self-management strategies.

    59. MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 1 (video)

      This video features part one of a discussion about pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.

    60. MS & Pregnancy: Kara's Story Part 2 (video)

      This video features part two of a discussion about pregnancy and multiple sclerosis.

    61. MS and Carepartnership - Tips and Inspiration (video)

      Carepartnerships in MS thrive through openness in communication, and finding balance through intentional adjustment.

    62. MS CDMRP Funding (.pdf)

      This position statement paper, produced by the National MS Society, asks Congress to appropriate $10 million in 2014 for the Multiple Sclerosis Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program.

    63. MS in a Personal Relationship (video)

      This video features Deborah M. Miller, PhD, who discusses how multiple sclerosis can affect a personal relationship.

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

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

    65. MS Navigator (.pdf)

      Finding answers and making sound decisions relies on having the right information at the right time. That’s what the National MS Society provides — answers to your questions and access to information about the options available to you.

    66. MS: A Family Adjustment (video)

      This video features a clinical psychologist, who talks about how a family can make adjustments when a member has multiple sclerosis.

    67. Multiple Sclerosis and Smoking

      To date, few modifiable risk factors have been found to influence the development or course of MS. Cigarette smoking – which can cause serious health issues including lung cancer, increased risk of infections, and heart disease, and is the primary cause of preventable death in the United States – has also been identified as a risk factor in the development and progression of MS.

    68. Multiple Sclerosis: A Guide for Families (book)

      This complete yet highly readable guide for families living with multiple sclerosis addresses these issues and more.

    69. National MS Society Fact Sheet (.pdf)

      This fact sheet explains about Multiple Sclerosis and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    70. National Team Recognition Program (.pdf)

      The more you raise - the more you earn! There is no limit to what’s possible, so set your National Team fundraising goal high. Our National Team Recognition Program was developed to keep your team motivated.

    71. Our Strategic Response (.pdf)

      This white paper reflects key information gathered from all audiences and was used to inform the development of the National MS Society's Strategic Response for 2011-2015.

    72. Parents with MS - Tips and Inspiration (video)

      We often have a picture in our head of what an ideal mom or dad looks and acts like, but parenting can take all shapes. Parents with MS and their children thrive through openness, understanding, love and security -- and you can provide that whether standing up or sitting down. Take care of yourself (manage symptoms and disease) to position yourself for as much involvement with your child(ren) as you want.

    73. Pediatric MS Program for Physicians (.pdf)

      This brochure on pediatric MS and the network of Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence has been developed as a tool to inform doctors, families and donors of the resources available to them.

    74. Pediatric MS: Self-Advocacy and the Healthcare Team (video)

      This video features a discussion with Maria Milazzo, NP, CPNP, who talks about pediatric multiple sclerosis.

    75. Pediatric MS: Understanding for Today, HOPE for Tomorrow Part 1 (video)

      This video features part one of a three-part series focusing on pediatric multiple sclerosis.

    76. Pediatric MS: Understanding for Today, HOPE for Tomorrow Part 2

      This video features part two of a three-part series focusing on pediatric multiple sclerosis.

    77. Plaintalk—A Booklet about MS for Families (.pdf)

      Discusses some of the more difficult physical and emotional problems many families face. By Sarah Minden, MD, and Debra Frankel, MS, OTR. (last updated August 2015)

    78. Planning for a Life with MS (video)

      This video features Dorothy Northrop, MSW, ACSW, who talks about life planning for a person with multiple sclerosis.

    79. 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

    80. Research Directions in MS: Strategies and Progress (.pdf)

      Explains the Society’s comprehensive research approaches to stopping MS in its tracks, restoring what’s been lost, and ending MS forever. For nonscientists. (last updated April 2016)

    81. Research-America MS Fact Sheet (.pdf)

      This fact sheet explores MS, research and hopes for the future.

    82. Review of Regular Medications and Supplements (.pdf)

      A form to help people keep track of their prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies, herbals, vitamins, or other dietary supplements.

    83. Self Advocacy for Medical Care and Long Term Care (.pdf)

      This guide is intended to help people with multiple sclerosis engage in self advocacy to better understand and guide their medical care, and, as necessary, manage their long-term care

    84. Services for People Affected by MS

      A comprehensive "quick reference" including resources for newly diagnosed, families and in Spanish, with information about connections, financial impact, employment, pediatric MS, and more.

    85. Sex and Intimacy (video)

      This video features a discussion with Rosalind Kalb, PhD, who talks about intimacy and multiple sclerosis.

    86. Society Research Efforts in Progressive MS (.pdf)

      Progressive MS is a focus of the National MS Society’s Strategic Response to MS. MS progression can be slow or it can be fast, but it occurs in many of those who have the disease, even in people successfully treated for relapses.

    87. Society Response to Evaluation (.pdf)

      Learn about the National MS Society's view regarding Philanthropy Advisory Service's philosophy regarding intellectual property.

    88. Society-issued Letter to 60 Minutes (.pdf)

      Society-issued letter to 60 Minutes regarding a misleading broadcast.

    89. SSA MS Listing and Criteria Reference Sheet (.pdf)

      This reference sheet contains SSA’s listing of impairments for Multiple Sclerosis in easy-to-understand terms.

    90. Staying Mobile

      Staying Mobile can be accomplished through effective symptom management, the use of mobility aids, automobile adaptations and the use of assistance animals.

    91. Strategic Response to MS (.pdf)

      This brochure outlines the National MS Society's goals as an organization.

    92. Stress and MS: Relaxation Techniques (video)

      This video features an interview with Fred Foley, PhD, who discusses stress, depression, and anxiety and multiple sclerosis and techniques for dealing with stress.

    93. Stress and MS: What We Know (video)

      This video features an interview with Fred Foley, PhD, who discusses stress and multiple sclerosis.

    94. Summary Evaluation Charts (.pdf)

      This document provides an assessment of the National MS Society's operations and research portfolio.

    95. Tecfidera Appeal Letter & Abstracts (.pdf)

      This document includes a letter of appeal for MS patients who may have been denied coverage, as well as supporting facts and information.

    96. The Comfort of Home, Multiple Sclerosis Edition: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Caregivers (book)

      In collaboration with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Meyer’s new book, The Comfort of Home: An Illustrated Step-by-Step Guide for Multiple Sclerosis Caregivers, reviews caregiving options and discusses the financial and legal decisions you may encounter.

    97. Timeline of MS Research (.pdf)

      This timeline highlights a selection of major landmarks in research into MS and the launch of programs to propel this research forward.

    98. TLC for MS Caregivers (book)

      TLC for MS Caregivers can help the readers get through the first uncertain and difficult days of adjustment, as well as ease the frustration through the various stages of multiple sclerosis and possible future exacerbations as time goes on.

    99. Trials-Funded-by-National-MS-Society (.pdf)

      Trials funded by the National MS Society as of September 2013.

    100. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

      Symptoms, disease patterns, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and research efforts. (last updated November 2018)

    101. Xconomy (Oct.. 2012) (.pdf)

      Nonprofit Fundraisers. The new power players in drug R&D are wearing bright T-shirts.


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