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Self Advocacy in the Family

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Family roles and responsibilities are as varied as the individuals within the family. As a person living with MS, you may see a need to change the structure of your family as well as the various roles and responsibilities of each family member. Questions and the need for new resources may arise as, together, your family tackles new roles and shifting responsibilities.

The following tools can help maintain a more fulfilling family environment.

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This information is designed to anticipate questions and identify appropriate resources to help you navigate family dynamics and advocate for yourself.