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    1. A Guide for Support Partners (.pdf)

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

    2. 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)

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

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

    4. 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.

    5. 101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas For Wheelers And Slow Walkers (book)

      101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

    6. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace Part 1(video)

      Part 1- Thinking Proactively About Employment

    7. 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.

    8. Staying Mobile

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

    9. Access-A-Ride

      MTA New York City Transit Access-A-Ride (AAR) provides millions of trips a year for eligible customers in New York City. AAR also provides service within a three-quarter-of-a-mile corridor beyond fixed-route service across the New York City borderline to nearby areas of Nassau and Westchester Counties. Some people use AAR occasionally, while others use it on a regular basis. AAR does its part to make New York City accessible to everyone.

    10. Barrier Free Living(BFL)

      Barrier Free Living (BFL) is dedicated to helping New Yorkers with disabilites live independently in the community. BFL provides a range of services and linkages to other community resources through various programs, enabling individuals to overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of their living dignified, secure lives. They specialize in programs for domestic violence, homelessness and disability advocacy.

    11. Independence Care System, ICS

      ICS is a Medicaid-managed long-term care plan licensed by New York State for individuals with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. Their mission is to provide their members with the health and social supports they need to live full and satisfying lives at home, in their own communities. ICS has a unit dedicated to people living with MS and works in collaborations with the NYC-SNY Chapter.

    12. CogniFitness – Keep the Mind Moving

      This call discusses cognitive issues and engages you in practical activities to help focus your attention and improve memory, planning and problem solving skills. Speaker: Nancy Lowenstein, OT, Mount Auburn Hospital Comprehensive MS Care Center.

    13. 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.

    14. Rental housing for persons with disabilities in Freehold, NJ

      Kershaw Commons is the East Coast’s First Accessible, Affordable Rental Residences for People Needing Specialized Services Coordinated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

    15. NYC Housing Connect

      Find and apply for affordable housing.

    16. Rental housing for persons with disabilities in Simsbury, Connecticut

    17. Ask an MS Expert: Diet and MS

      They say: “You are what you eat.” While there is no special “MS diet,” a healthy diet is an important complement to your MS treatment plan to help you feel your best. Dr. Ilana Katz Sands of Mount Sinai Hospital will lead us in a discussion around MS dietary recommendations and how to understand MS diet research studies.

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