Multiple Sclerosis Organizations
There are many organizations to support people with multiple sclerosis and related disorders. These organizations provide education, financial support and research information for people with these diseases. Most of these organizations are national or international, but local chapters often exist.
Multiple Sclerosis Organizations
- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society website describes their mission to “mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS”. They are a major source of money to support research into the cause and treatment of MS. They have a number of educational programs, literature and support services.
- The Greater Washington Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is the largest multiple sclerosis support organization in our region. It offers a wide range of services including education, up-to-date information, pamphlets, booklets, wellness grants, support groups, equipment grants, educational scholarships and more. Money they raise supports research, both locally and nationally.
- For Canadian patients visit the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for those affected by MS through patient care services and expanding public awareness and support. It is a community-based organization.
- The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation provides information, referral and support services to professionals, those diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, family members and friends. The mission of the MSF is to discover and support conventional, alternative, and complementary healing to cure and treat multipls sclerosis.
- The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers is made up of numerous multiple sclerosis centers throughout the US and Canada. It is a multidisciplinary organization, bringing together health care professionals from many fields involved in multiple sclerosis patient care.
- The North American Consortium on Multiple Sclerosis (NARCOMS) provides a comprehensive resource on national clinical research on MS. It has a large database of information about multiple sclerosis patients. Multiple sclerosis patients are encouraged to contact NARCOMS to participate in the database.
- Can Do Multiple Sclerosis (formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis), is a leading provider of innovative lifestyle empowerment programs for people with multiple sclerosis and their support partners. Can Do MS has helped thousands of people living with multiple sclerosis reclaim a sense of dignity, control and freedom by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to transform challenges into possibilities. By focusing on what you can do, our individualized and experiential programs provide a whole new way of thinking about and living with multiple sclerosis. This program offers 5-day programs on comprehensive approaches to treating multiple sclerosis. Can Do MS is based in Edwards, Colorado, but regional programs are also offered.
Multiple Sclerosis Information
- MS Crossroads has provided one of the most comprehensive listings of links to other sites about multiple sclerosis since 1994.
- MS Facts provides an overview of multiple sclerosis with a greater emphasis than most on alternative therapies.
- MS Care is a consortium website of multiple sclerosis centers.
- MSWorld is an all volunteer organization of people living with multiple sclerosis that understands what it means to live with this disease. MSWorld is a "Patients Helping Patients" organization that has provided support for people living with MS since 1996. MSWorld.org is the OFFICIAL Chat and Message Board provider for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!
- MS News is a popular website with general information about multiple sclerosis.
Related Disease Organizations
- American Behcet’s Disease Association
- Transverse Myelitis Association
- Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
- The Myelin Project is a non-profit organization to accelerate research on emyelination of the central nervous system. The organization also conducts literature searches relating to myelin diseases upon request. All services are extended to patients, professionals, and the general public.
- The Miami Project to cure paralysis
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is dedicated to helping people with rare, orphan diseases.
- Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation
- The Facial Pain Association, formerly the trigeminal neuralgia association.
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services
- The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) has more than 75,000 resources collected here, including organizations, agencies, Internet resources, reports, and research projects.
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