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Resources for People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

AbilityHub
Offers assistive technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible. This site includes collective resources to adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers.

ABLEDATA
Database for unbiased, comprehensive information on assistive technology products, solutions, and resources to improve productivity and ease life's tasks.

ActiveMSers
Designed to help, motivate, and inspire those with MS to stay as active as possible—physically, intellectually, and socially—regardless of physical limitations.

Atlas of MS Database
The most extensive worldwide study of the epidemiology of MS and the global availability and accessibility of resources for people with MS. Covers three key themes: the epidemiology of MS, the resources available to diagnose and treat the disease, and the support available to people with MS in 124 countries around the world.

Can Do MS
Transforms lives by delivering health and wellness education programs on exercise, nutrition, symptom management, and motivation to help families with MS thrive.

Center for Medicare Advocacy
Provides education, advocacy, and legal assistance to help older people and people with disabilities obtain fair access to Medicare and quality health care.

CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
Information on clinical research, clinical trials, and more. Separate sections for patients and industry professionals.

ClinicalTrials.gov
A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Searchable by disease and location.

Easter Seals
Removes physical, cultural, attitudinal and legal obstacles so people with disabilities have every opportunity to live meaningful and productive lives, on their own terms. Exists to provide the best services and opportunities for people with disabilities in communities nationwide.

Give an Hour
Provides free mental health services to Veterans, service members, and families affected by their time of service.

Lotsa Helping Hands
Web service with easy-to-use, private group calendar, specifically designed for organizing helpers, where everyone can pitch in.

Mercy Medical Angels
A non-profit organization that helps to provide and make referrals for free air transportation for people who cannot afford to get to distant medical centers and disease-specific clinical centers.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA)
A national, nonprofit organization that provides ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families, and their care partners.

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF)
International body linking the activities of National MS Societies around the world.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation (MSF)
A service-based organization that strives to serve people with MS in a spirit of empathy, providing resources, and assistance to their families and providers. Their Helpline and Chat service provides access to experienced specialists who have a social services or counseling background. 

MSWorld (MS World)
An organization managed by volunteers all diagnosed with MS. They provide online support and information to more than 70,000 people worldwide living with MS. Since 2001, they are the official chat and message board provider for the National MS Society, and they also sponsor a Veterans chat room.

National MS Society (NMSS)
Supports MS research, services for people with MS, provides professional education programs, and furthers worldwide MS advocacy efforts. The Society's Professional Resource Center, houses the most comprehensive library of MS information in the world. Their goal is to partner with healthcare professionals to enhance quality of care and increase access to care for people with MS. Their MS Navigators can help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for while their Peer Connections program lets you connect with others living with MS.

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
A congressionally chartered Veteran's service organization, with a unique expertise on a wide variety of issues involving the special needs of Veterans of the armed forces who have experienced spinal cord injury or dysfunction.

State Veterans Affairs Offices
Provide Veterans, their relatives, and other eligible dependents with information, advice, direction, and assistance through the coordination of programs and services.

The Mission Continues
The Mission Continues empowers Veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. We deploy Veterans on new missions in their communities, so that their actions will inspire future generations to serve.

United Spinal Association (USA)
Dedicated to enhancing the lives of all individuals with spinal cord injury or disease by ensuring quality health care, promoting research, advocating for civil rights and independence, educating the public about these issues, and enlisting its help to achieve these fundamental goals.

VA Patient Centered Care 
The VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC&CT) works with VA leadership and health care providers to transform VA’s health system from the traditional medical model, which focuses on treating specific issues, to a personalized, proactive, patient-driven model that promotes whole health for Veterans and their families.

Wounded Warrior Project
Provides free programs and services to address the needs of wounded warriors and fill gaps in government care.

DISCLAIMER: MSCoE does not endorse non-VA products, services or manufacturers. Such names appear here solely because they are considered helpful information. MSCoE assumes no liability for the recipient’s use of any product or service mentioned. MSCoE does not independently verify whether the information provided by each service provider is accurate. MSCoE undertakes no responsibility to verify whether the service provider is appropriately licensed and certified and has applicable insurance coverage. MSCoE is proud to be a source of information on multiple sclerosis related topics. The information provided is based on professional advice, published experience, and expert opinion, but does not constitute medical or legal advice. For specific medical advice, consult a qualified physician. For specific legal advice, consult a qualified attorney.