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Preparing for College 101

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The New England Chapters of the National MS Society, in collaboration with the Partners Pediatric MS Center at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children, invites you and your family
to another exciting “Kids Get MS Too”:

Life After High School: College 101
Saturday, October 20, 2007
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
This program is free but you must register by October 17th
Lunch will be provided and parking is available.

We are planning a day of information and networking to help you and your teen prepare for life after high school and the college experience! Discussions will include comments from Dr. Tanuja Chitnis, MS neurologist; Dr. David Rintell, psychologist; Gretchen Timmel, educational liaison; Dr. Ellen Braaten, neuropsychologist; and staff from the National MS Society. As part of the college experience, lunch will be held in one of Brandeis University’s dining halls, and our afternoon will be complete with a college tour!

This important and exciting program for children and teens with MS brings families together to learn more in an environment geared to make kids feel comfortable asking questions. Kids and teens are given a chance to talk, or just listen, to others who are going through similar situations. Children and teens network with peers, learn more about MS, receive advice about this important life transition, and have some fun playing billiards and arcade games.

Financial assistance is available to families in need, and can include transportation and overnight accommodations for those traveling long distances. For more information, please contact Sarah Fimian at 1-800-493-9255, option 2, ext 153.

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