When you're looking for information or support about conditions of the nervous system, there are many advocacy organizations and websites that can provide you with information about MS and other neurological conditions, treatment, and research. Here are a few:
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Through its network of chapters nationwide, the Society promotes research, educates, advocates on critical issues, and organizes a wide range of programs, including support for those who are newly diagnosed and those living with MS.
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation is a service-based, nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to ensure the best quality of life for those coping with MS by providing comprehensive support and educational programs.
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
MSAA is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the quality of life for everyone affected by MS. MSAA provides ongoing support and direct services to these individuals with MS and the people close to them. MSAA also serves to promote greater understanding of the needs and challenges of those who face physical obstacles.
Can Do MS
Can Do MS, formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis, is an innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs for people with MS and their support partners. A national nonprofit organization, Can Do MS empowers people to move beyond their MS by giving them the knowledge, skills, tools and confidence to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, actively co-manage their disease and live their best lives.
National Organization for Rare Disorders
The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is a unique federation of voluntary health organizations dedicated to helping people with rare "orphan" diseases and assisting the organizations that serve them. NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)
The CMSC's mission is to stimulate and facilitate research in the field of multiple sclerosis, to develop vehicles to share information and knowledge among CMSC members and the healthcare community for the benefit of those affected by MS, and to develop and implement mechanisms to influence healthcare delivery.
The Myelin Project
The Myelin Project aims to accelerate research on myelin repair. The Myelin Project created a framework in which researchers can cooperate effectively by giving scientists adequate, prompt financing and by continuously interacting with them. The funds are put toward clinically oriented experiments on the cutting edge of remyelination research.