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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. Websites: Network of Care (Alamo Service Connection)

      The Alamo Service Connection, an Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), connects seniors, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers to services and resources in Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, and Wilson counties.

    10. Teleconference Series: Assistive Technology A-to-Z

      This teleconference covers technology available today for the workplace and home and the myriad devices which promote accessibility and freedom for people living with MS.

      (recorded: 12 Jan 2011; time/size: 45m23s/11.5MB)

    11. Teleconference Series: Accessible Design: Modifying Your Home

      This teleconference features two speakers with extensive experience in designing homes and structures with accessibility in mind, covering the process of redesigning your home to maximize mobility and freedom about the house.

      (recorded: 8 Dec 2009; time/size: 1h11m45s/17.2MB)

    12. Teleconference Series: Accessible Travel: Travel Planning

      This teleconference features speaker Howard McCoy, president & CEO of Accessible Journey, a company devoted to providing accessibility solutions, and how to improve the traveling experience for persons utilizing mobility hardware.

      (recorded: 10 Nov 2009; time/size: 1h13m50s/19.4MB)

    13. Websites: Multiple Sclerosis Association of America

      Our allies in the fight against MS, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America's program application process for assistive equipment, including cooling products, is easy to navigate.

    14. Websites: Network of Care (Lower Rio Grande Valley)

      The Area Agency on Aging of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the Aging and Disability Research Center (ADRC) provides a comprehensive, Internet-based resource for the elderly and people with disabilities, as well as their caregivers and service providers.

    15. Websites: Network of Care (Tarrant Cares)

      Tarrant Cares is an online information service for seniors/adults with disabilities, their families, caregivers, and support agencies. This resource provides countless solutions for issues your family may be facing.

    16. 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.

    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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