Posted by pae on April 10th, 2014
Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult and
lengthy process with a high chance of being denied the first time
around. Disability advocate Delores Gonzalez will share information you
need to know to increase your chances of getting your application
Posted by pae on April 4th, 2014
Few things in life give such a sense of freedom as the ability to drive a car. Unfortunately, the cognitive and physical impairments that accompany MS can sometimes jeopardize this freedom. In this call, Dr. Schultheis will speak about her research on these factors and how they can impact a person’s ability to drive. She’ll also provide some tips and advice for ensuring that you are safe every time you get behind the wheel.
Guest Speaker: Dr. Maria Schultheis is an Associate Professor with appointments in the Department of Psychology and the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems at Drexel University. Dr. Schultheis is a Clinical Neuropsychologist who received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University in 1998. Her clinical and research experience have been focused on the rehabilitation of
Posted by pae on March 25th, 2014
Are you interested in working from home? Have you been unsuccessful in
finding work-from-home positions? Home-based workers living with MS,
along with MS Employment Specialist Barbara McKeon, will share tips and
resources to help increase your chances of succeeding at home-based
Posted by pae on March 18th, 2014
Psychologist Lauren Strober will discuss current research that shows the
importance of staying productive to maintain your health while unemployed. Along
with others living with MS, she will share practical tips on how this is
Posted by pae on March 18th, 2014
The Federal Government is taking steps to become a model employer for people
with disabilities. Michael Murray of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management
(OPM) will discuss Schedule A hiring authority and U.S. Department of Labor
regulations designed to increase the employment of people with disabilities by
federal government contractors.
Posted by pae on November 26th, 2013
Maintaining your health and well-being is essential to
being able to care for others. On this call you’ll learn tips for overcoming
physical and emotional exhaustion while providing valuable resources to address
the challenges of caring for a loved one living with a chronic illness.
Posted by pae on October 23rd, 2013
This event on October 12, 2013 included educational presentations and a
resource fair to help people living with progressive MS and their loved
ones navigate the road ahead. Presentations included 'Strengthening
Family Resilience' by David Rintell, EdD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and 'Research Avenues for
Progressive MS' by Gary Clauser, MD, Co-director, Lehigh Neurology.
Posted by pae on September 25th, 2013
We know it can be difficult to hear the words "You have MS." There
are so many questions that arise in the first few years about what the
diagnosis means for you, how it will impact your relationships and
career, and how to manage the chronic nature of the disease. This
teleconference outlined the pros and cons of disclosing your symptoms
and diagnosis to family, friends and employers, as well as federal laws
that protect individuals with disabilities in the work place.
Posted by pae on September 16th, 2013
The second teleconference in the series took place on September 10. Although there is no cure for MS, effective strategies are available to
modify the disease course, treat flare-ups, manage symptoms, improve
function and safety, and provide emotional support. In combination,
these treatments enhance the quality of life for people living with MS.
This call provided an overview of the types of medications used to treat
MS, including the ways the medications are administered, how often, and
Posted by pae on September 9th, 2013
The first teleconference in the series took place on September 3. Whether you have
or may have MS, or care about someone who does, finding the right
information is an important step. Learning more about the disease can
help ease the anxiety and confusion that sometimes comes. This call covered the basics of multiple sclerosis, including how to access
information about MS and ask questions.