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            Serving northern New Jersey in
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren counties.

 

 

The Greater North Jersey Chapter services over 5,500 people with MS and their families. The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. The Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supported solely by voluntary contributions. It funds more MS research, offers more services for people with MS and provides more professional education programs than any other MS organization in the world.

The Greater North Jersey Chapter serves Northern New Jersey in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex, Union and Warren counties. It provides over 100 programs and services to our clients with multiple sclerosis and their families and caregivers, all of whom are dealing daily with the physical and emotional challenges of the disease. It also supports the national research effort.

For more than 50 years, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has provided help and hope for Americans with MS… Hope through our extensive and promising national and international research programs, and help through client programs.

The Society serves local communities through its 50-state network of chapters, of which the Greater North Jersey Chapter is a part. These chapters provide assistance to more than one million people annually and encourage personal empowerment for those with the disease through employment counseling, family programs, volunteer opportunities and advocacy issues.   

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The National MS Society Greater North Jersey Chapter and Mid Jersey Chapters and the Academy of Pediatrics are pleased to present:  A Case Conference on "Pediatric MS" presented by Lauren Krupp, M.D. with 2.0 CMEs awarded.   For more detailed information and a copy of the brochure, click here.

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MS Workplace
 
A free, web-based resource that includes links to educational and career information from the National MS Society, as well as job search capabilities!
 
MS Workplace is a first-of-its-kind online initiative that will provide MS-specific career advice, workplace tips, and job postings targeted toward the MS community. It features Monster.com's search and match capabilities, career advice and online tools such as a resume builder and salary center. In addition, users will be able to post their resumes, access job postings, and review specially selected job listings culled from Monster's national database that may accommodate the specified needs of people living with MS.
 
The initiative is made possible through a collaboration between Biogen Idec, Elan, Monster, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information, visit the website at www.msworkplace.com
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If you live with MS and are unable to work due to an MS-related disability and/or other conditions, you might be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. The Social Security Disability Guidebook can assist in deciding whether applying for disability benefits is right for you and in navigating the complex application process.   Click here for more information. 

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Click on this link to learn more about Long-Term Care insurance: http:www.nationalmssociety.org/living-with-multiple-sclerosis/insurance-and-money-matters/other-insurance/shopping-for-insurance/index.aspx

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A Grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation provides the opportunity for residents in nursing homes to participate in adaptive yoga classes!  Click here for more information.

 
 
Annual Meeting & Educational Conference.

  JOIN THE MOVEMENT

You Are Invited to Join the New Jersey Metro Chapter’s

Annual Meeting & Educational Conference:

One Chapter One Mission:  Moving Together to Create a World Free of MS

The New Jersey Metro Chapter invites you to enjoy an afternoon of excitement, encouragement and education at its first ever Annual Meeting & Educational Conference!  The event will take place on Sunday, December 7, 2008 at the Hilton Hotel in East Brunswick, NJ and will be an exciting celebration of Chapter achievements to recognize the outstanding work of our volunteers and event participants.  Special Guest Speaker David “Squiggy” Lander will provide us with a motivational message with his unique sense of humor.  Educational workshops for people with MS and their families and friends will be offered and there will be a Vendor Exhibit featuring equipment and services that assist people who live with disabilities.  Board of Director Officers will also be elected during the Annual Meeting portion of the program.  Save the date and we hope you can join us.  Further details to follow. 

Wellness Programs are starting for Fall/Winter 2008/2009

Click here for the current schedule and registration form.

 

New Wellness Program.

New Wellness Program at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation!

The Chapter has partnered with the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange to bring to you a wellness program that focuses on your emotional health and well-being along with your physical health!  An eight week program has been designed to address a variety of issues that people with MS typically address.  For more information, click here

Client Satisfaction Survey
Have you recently called the Chapter for information about programs and services?  Please click here for our Client Satisfaction Survey.
Attention Nursing Home Residents
The Chapter recently received a grant from Biogen Idec, Inc for a program called Home for the Holidays!  We are excited to offer this unique program to clients who reside in nursing homes and are functionally able to leave the long term care facility for a short term.  Click here for more details.  
MS Learn Online
            Computer

Click here for the current schedule and archived webcasts for MS Learn Online Internet Education Series. 

Volunteers Needed for MS Studies

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is recruiting 2,500 new participants for a long-term study of people with MS across the country.  Volunteers are needed!  Please click here for more information. 

The University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ (UMDNJ) is looking for women with relapsing remitting MS for a research study.  Please click here for more information.

You may be eligible to participate in a research project investigating how parental chronic illness may affect children’s school performance and behavior.  Please click here for more information. 

Are you interested n participating in research for an oral therapy in MS? Click here for more information. 

 Relationships Matter

A program for couples who live with MS, Relationship Matters is designed to provide you with skills for building your relationship.  Click here for more information .

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Tell Us Your Story!

How does multiple sclerosis affect you? Do you participate in Walk MS because you have a friend or family member who has MS? Do you have MS? Perhaps you don't have a personal connection to the disease, but you support Walk MS simply to be part of a great Movement? Click here for details.

MS Website for Kids

site designed for kids with parents who have MS

Real Talk, Real Answers

Real Talk

For more information click here.

 

MyMSMyWay.com

MS My Way

Visit MyMSMYWay.com a comprehensive online site providing the MS community with MS technology resources and information, including tips on making technology easier to use.