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Resources for People Affected by Multiple Sclerosis

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Provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment, including how to find and purchase it. Also offers an online forum for consumers, caregivers, and others to submit and read reviews of products and classified ads of equipment for sale.

Information on clinical research, clinical trials, and more. Millions of patients and caregivers start their search for clinical trials with CenterWatch iConnect, one of the largest clinical trial databases on the internet.
A registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world. Searchable by disease and location.

Disabled American Veterans
A nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for Veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million Veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keeps the promises made to them.

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

National Resource Directory
A searchable database of resources vetted for Service members, Veterans, family members, and caregivers.

National Veterans Legal Services Program
A nonprofit organization that has worked since 1981 to ensure that the government delivers to our nation's 22 million Veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled because of disabilities resulting from their military service to our country.

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.

PsychArmor Institute 
Offers critical resources to Americans so they can effectively engage with and support military service members, Veterans, and their families. Because fewer than 7% of Americans serve or have served in uniform, most civilians are unfamiliar with military culture. As a result, members of the military and Veteran community often feel misunderstood and reluctant to seek support. Their mission is to bridge that civilian-military gap by educating a nation.

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.

Treatment Works for Vets
A public information website for Veterans, family members, and others interested in learning more about proven mental health treatments for Veterans and anyone seeking mental health treatment. The website provides information, creative videos, and interactive exercises.

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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Fosters camaraderie among US Veterans of overseas conflicts and advocates on behalf of all Veterans. Ensures that Veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

Wounded Warrior Project
The WWP mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors who incurred a physical or mental injury, illnesses, or wound, co-incident to your military service on or after September 11, 2001. 

Non-VA MS Organizations

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.

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.

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.

Elite Warrior Project
Podcast series led by Ashley, a Veteran with MS and a Certified High Performance coach, that shares real stories and experiences from fellow Veterans, resources from experts, and tips and strategies to help navigate the unique challenges that Veterans face when living with MS.

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.

MS Views and News
Dedicated to the global collection and distribution of information concerning MS. Through partnering relationships, MSVN provides education, advocacy, and service to empower and enhance quality of life of the MS community.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
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
International body linking the activities of National MS Societies around the world.

Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
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. 

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
Supports MS research, services for people with MS and furthers worldwide MS advocacy efforts. The Society houses the most comprehensive library of MS information in the world. Their goal is to partner with health care 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.

Overcoming MS
Informs people with MS of evidence-based research that can inspire them to improve their lives and potentially overcome the disease. Educates people with MS and health professionals, caregivers and other members of the MS community about the benefits of a preventive medicine approach to MS management. Empowers people with MS by providing them with tools and resources to make sustainable diet and lifestyle changes that improve health and enable recovery.

United Spinal Association 
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.

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