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Assistive technology for people with a disability who find operating a computer difficult, maybe even impossible.  Offers adaptive equipment and alternative methods available for accessing computers 

Information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment. Web site has full graphics and low graphics options

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
The AAN is the largest organization of neurologists in the US and provides a forum for clinical care, academic publications, presentations and guideline development for neurological conditions including MS. 

American Neurological Association (ANA)
The ANA is the oldest academic neurology association in the US.  Information about the association's events, publications, and history are available on the website. The site also serves as forum for academic neurology

American Academy of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (AAPM&R)
A national medical society representing more than 8000 physicians who are specialists in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Atlas of MS Database
Information and data on the epidemiology of MS and the availability and accessibility of resources to diagnose, inform, treat, support, manage and rehabilitate people with MS worldwide are available in one database for analysis and comparison at country, regional, and global levels

Center for Medicare Advocacy
Resource for anyone sorting through the complexities of Medicare

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

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers - (CMSC) founded in 1986 is a multi-disciplinary organization that provides an international network for all healthcare professionals, specializing in the care of people with Multiple Sclerosis. Their mission: To enhance collaboration of members for the improvement of care and the acquisition of knowledge, and to increase resources and to transmit information, for the benefit of those affected by multiple sclerosis.

European Database of MS Disability Grading Scale

Home Wheelchair Ramp Project
Manual of design and construction for modular wheelchair ramps

International Organization of MS Nurses (IOMSN)
The first and only international organization focused solely on the need and goals of professional nurses who care for people with multiple sclerosis

Lotsa Helping Hands—When friends & family need help
Web service with easy-to-use, private group calendar, specifically designed for organizing helpers, where everyone can pitch in

Mercy Medical Airlift of the National Patient Travel Center
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 800-296-1217

MRI Protocol for Multiple Sclerosis: Consortium of MS Centers Consensus Guidelines

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America  founded in 1970, is a national, nonprofit organization and is dedicated to improving lives today. MSAA provides ongoing support and direct services to individuals with MS, their families, and their care partners

Multiple Sclerosis Coalition 
Founded in 2005 by 3 independent MS organizations to work together to benefit people with MS. It has grown to eight member organizations.

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

The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation - (MSF) founded in 1986 is 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 mission: To ensure the best quality of life for those coping with MS by providing comprehensive support and educational programs.

The MSWorld (MS World) founded in 1996 is an organization managed by volunteers all diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. 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. For access to the Veterans program page use the following link: MSWorld, where Wellness is a State of Mind!

The National MS Society - (NMSS) founded in 1946 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 mission: To end the devastating effects of MS.
Downloadable Brochures about MS: Click Here
Join a local NMSS support group: Click Here
Join a local NMSS Peer Support Group: Click Here  

The Paralyzed Veterans of America - (PVA) founded in 1946, as a congressionally chartered veterans service organization, developed 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. Their mission: To be the leading advocate for 1. quality health care for our members, 2. Research and education addressing spinal cord injury and dysfunction, 3. Benefits available as a result of our members’ military service, and 3. Civil rights and opportunities which maximize the independence of our members.

The United Spinal Association – (USA) founded in 1946 by veterans with spinal cord injuries to encourage people with disabilities to lead full and productive lives. The members were active participants in drafting and the eventual promotion of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Their mission: 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.

The University of Washington Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (MSRRTC) conducts research and training programs. Our long-term goal: to produce rehabilitation strategies which result in the stabilization of symptoms associated with MS and help to promote maximum social and economic independence for individuals living with MS.