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    Services

    1. For a listing of local educational programs visit our calendar

    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.

    Resources

    1. 2014 Research Symposium

      On Sept 13th and 14th, the NYC- SNY Chapter hosted the 2014 Research Symposium. New Developments in MS Treatments,Treatment Advances and Environmental Factors that Modify the Course of MS, and Clinical Trials for Brain Repair in MS were the topics presented by Dr. Jeffrey Haines, Dr. Apatoff, and Dr. Ari Green.

    2. Below The Belt: Bladder and Bowel Issues in MS

      MS certified nurse, former clinic nurse coordinator at the MS Center at Study memorial Hospital in Attleboro, MA. Learn abuot common bladder and bowel issues that can arise with MS, as well as ways to treat and cope with them.

    3. Can Do Multiple Sclerosis

      Can Do Multiple Sclerosis, formerly the Heuga Center for Multiple Scelerosis, is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. It has a web-based lifestyle empowerment program where you can interact with other participants online.

    4. Improving Independence in Progressive MS

      MS symptoms can sometimes progress to the point that they significantly interfere with daily activities. Maintaining control and independence in daily living does not always mean doing things the same way you did them before. This call will discuss how to navigate the world of assistive technology and suggest ways to modify your environment, at home and at work to optimize independence.

    5. Invisible Symptoms

      People who have "invisible" symptoms of MS such as pain, fatigue, and cognitive issues and how to manage these symptoms effectively.

    6. Management and Rehabilitation of Advanced MS

      This teleconference will present a brief overview of advanced MS and the current status of research and practical application of symptom management.

    7. Multiple Sclerosis, Sex and Intimacy

      Just us for a forthright discussion about the personal and intimate side of living with MS. This presentation provides opportunities for participants to explore concepts of intimacy, challenge their commuication skills and explore a range of sexual expressions to awaken or enhance the sexual connection.

    8. Practical Guidance for Medical Professionals: How to Write an Effective Support Letter for a Reasonable Accommodation

      Linda Batiste, attorney from the Job Accommodation Network, will discuss the process involved and the best language to use when making these requests.

    9. Top 10 List of MS Questions

      This call will address the most common questions and concerns facing individuals newly diagnosed with MS.

    10. Where is My Memory? Cognitive Changes in MS

      This teleconference will explain cognitive issues in MS and delve into the impact of cognitive dysfunction on everyday life. Tools to help people with MS manage and adapt to the impact of cognitive symptoms will also be explored.

    11. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

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

    12. A Guide for Support Partners (.pdf)

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

    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. 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.

    15. 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.

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

      Información sobre la esclerosis múltiple en inglés y español.

    17. 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.

    18. 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.

    19. MS in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers (video)

      This video is a resource for employers, featuring discussions about multiple sclerosis in the workplace.

    20. 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.

    21. Navegante para la EM®

      Su aliado de confi anza para enfrentar los desafíos de la vida con esclerosis multiple

    22. 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.

    23. What Is Multiple Sclerosis (.pdf)

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

    24. 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.

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