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    1. Benefits Counseling

      Trained Benefits Specialist will screen clients for eligibility, and help them apply for various City and State programs. Services include: Provided information to clients about public entitlements; screen clients for benefits; help clients complete application forms and obtain evidence of eligibility as needed; Follow up to ensure clients receive entitlements and advocate on their behalf if there are any complications.

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    2. 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.

    3. Insurance Resources

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

    Resources

    1. 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

    2. The Center for Independence of the Disabled, CIDNY

      CIDNY's offices in Manhattan and Queens provide benefit counseling, direct services (e.g. housing assistance, transition services for youth with disabilities, employment-related assistance, healthcare access, benefits assistance, and peer support groups), information and referrals, and recreational activities. There are no charges to consumers for CIDNY's services.

    3. new York Community Service Society Navigator Network

      Enrolls individuals, families, and small businesses and their employees in free and affordable health insurance statewide.

    4. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Dr. Weiner is at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to “taming the monster.” In Curing MS, Dr. Weiner teaches us the “Twenty-one Points” of MS, a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease; tells stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals; and offers a message of hope that a cure can—and will—be found.

    5. One-Handed in a Two-Handed World (book)

      One-Handed in a Two-Handed World is known as the "bible" for occupational therapists and other healthcare and rehabilitation professionals who work with patients who are temporarily or permanently one-handed. This is the only book of practical advice for managing activities of daily living one-handedly.

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