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Leisure activities are an essential element of the human experience and can contribute to quality of life.

Diagnosed in 2011


Recreation (enjoying yourself!) with MS

Dan & Karen Melfi, Lisa & Shawna Kemppainen and Izak, Judy Boone, and Dave Altman discuss the leisure activities they enjoy / have modified to continue while living with MS.
A diagnosis of MS shouldn't keep you from participating in activities you enjoy. The key is research and planning. And know your options in terms of “mobility” and “accessibility” to get where you want to go and do what you want to do — comfortably, safely and with a limited drain on your energy.

Get in the know first. Some thoughts:

Accessibility regulations

The 2010 amended Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations include new or expanded provisions for nondiscrimination policies. They cover:
  • the use of wheelchair and other power-driven mobility devices
  • the use of service animals
  • reserving and guaranteeing accessible hotel rooms
  • selling tickets for wheelchair accessible seating at sporting events and performance venues
  • guidelines on how the new regulations affect existing facilities
Read more about the ADA and people with MS (.pdf).

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