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Government Agencies
   
 

ADA Home Page
Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act

www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada

Medicare Information
Official agency web site of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

http://cms.hhs.gov/

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)
Exploring complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, training researchers, and disseminating authoritative information to the public and professionals.
http://nccam.nih.gov/

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
News, funding information, studies that seek patients, and more. Accessible version of web site available

www.ninds.nih.gov/

National Library of Medicine
Large medical library on health information, library services, and more

www.nlm.nih.gov/

Social Security Online
www.ssa.gov/

Veterans Affairs MS Centers of Excellence
Established by the Department of Veterans, these centers are organized around four functional cores: (1) clinical care, (2) research and development, (3) education and training, and (4) informatics and telemedicine
www.va.gov/ms

WebMD
WebMD's MS Health Center is a comprehensive information resource offering timely news articles, blogs, community message boards and MS-focused videos.
www.webmd.com/

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MSWorldMSWorld™, the National MS Society's collaborative partner, provides the official chat and message board site for the Society.
www.msworld.org/

 

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MS Organizations
   
 

CLAMS: Computer Literate Advocates for Multiple Sclerosis
Computer information and communication for people with MS, by people with MS

www.clams.org/

Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers
Web site for organization of MS healthcare professionals. The Consortium publishes the International Journal of MS Care, available online

www.mscare.org/

International Journal of MS Care
Peer-reviewed online journal of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers, focused on multidisciplinary clinical care and research. The journal is free, but you must set up a username and password

www.mscare.com/

The Heuga Center
Colorado-based center established by Jimmie Heuga, diagnosed with MS three years after winning an Olympic medal in alpine skiing. His 5-day CAN DO program provides a comprehensive approach to living with MS

www.heuga.org/

Multiple Sclerosis International Federation
Includes research database, people profiles, and international portal. web site available in English, French, German, and Spanish.

www.msif.org/

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.
www.atlasofms.org/

MS ActiveSource
Web site for people with MS provided by Biogen, biotechnical company producing Avonex® (Interferon beta-1a), one of the disease-modifying agents for MS

www.msactivesource.com/

MS-CAM (Rocky Mountain MS Center)
Includes reviews on a number of complementary and alternative medicine topics related to MS

www.ms-cam.org/

MS Watch
One of the largest online communities for people with MS and their CarePartners in the US. Sponsored by Teva Neurosciences
www.mswatch.com/

MS Watch (Canada)
An "information application" on MS-related health topics

www.mswatch.ca/

MSWorld
MSWorld™, the National MS Society's collaborative partner, provides the official chat and message board site for the Society

www.msworld.org/

Multiple Sclerosis Information Gateway
Visitors can select from one of several languages such as English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese

www.ms-gateway.com/

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Australia
Offering online support, specialist services to people with MS, and information services

www.msaustralia.org.au/

Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
Includes basic facts, news, links to chapters, and information about local fundraising events. Available in French and English

www.mssociety.ca/

Multiple Sclerosis Society of the United Kingdom
Includes sections on research, news, living with MS, and for care professionals. Text-only option available

www.mssociety.org.uk/

The Myelin Project
International organization dedicated to accelerating research on myelin repair

www.myelin.org/

Rocky Mountain MS Center
Web site on alternative and complementary medicine (CAM)

www.mscenter.org

 
 
Nonprofit Organizations
 


Center for Medicare Advocacy
Resource for anyone sorting through the complexities of Medicare
www.medicareadvocacy.org/

National Organization for Rare Disorders
Includes three searchable databases and index on rare diseases

www.rarediseases.org/

 
   
 
Pharmaceutical Companies
   
 

Amgen
www.amgen.com/

Novantrone® — www.novantrone.com/

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
www.pharma.bayer.com/

Betaseron® — www.betaseron.com/

Biogen Idec
www.biogenidec.com/

Avonex® www.avonex.com/
Tysabri® — www.tysabri.com/

Serono Group
www.serono.com/

Rebif® www.rebif.com/

Teva Neurosciences
www.tevaneuroscience.com/

Copaxone® www.copaxone.com/

 
 
Computer Accessibility
   
 

AbilityHub
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
www.abilityhub.com/

Apple Computer Accessibility
Helps people with special needs attain independence through personal computers
www.apple.com/accessibility

IBM Accessibility Center
Product and service information for people with disabilities
www-306.ibm.com/able

Microsoft Accessibility Technology for Everyone
Includes information about built-in accessibility features in Microsoft products that can be adjusted to meet an individual's needs and preferences
www.microsoft.com/enable

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

www.abledata.com/

Disabled Online
Providing beneficial resources for the disabled community and their families and friends, including news stories, message boards, disabled topics and chat rooms
www.disabledonline.com

The Home Wheelchair Ramp Project
Manual of design and construction for modular wheelchair ramps
www.wheelchairramp.org/

   
 
Patient Services
   
 

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
Worldwide professional association dedicated to those with neurological disorders
www.aan.com/public

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

www.centerwatch.com/

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.
http://nmss.lotsahelpinghands.com/

National Family Caregivers Association
For those who care for chronically ill, aged, or disabled loved ones
www.thefamilycaregiver.org/

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
www.mercymedical.org/

NARIC: The National Rehabilitation Information Center
Visitors can submit requests, search database, read RehabWire, explore research from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation, and more

www.naric.com/

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
A source of information about the ADA, managed care, personal assistants, housing modifications, and more

www.pva.org/

 
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