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Introduction: 

      Because pediatric MS is not very common, most teens and kids with MS don’t know another kid with MS.  Other kids and teens can really help each other how to figure out how to live well with MS, and how do deal with problems when they come up.  The Pediatric MS Center, together with the National MS Society, tries to provide different types of opportunities for kids to connect with each other. 

 

Online Discussion Group For Teens

For Teens Only! An online opportunity to chat with teens who have MS. This monthly discussion group will be moderated by David Rintell, the psychologist at the Partners Pediatric MS Center. The chat takes place on the website MSWorld.org and a special code is required to log in.

Please contact David if you or your teen may be interested to aquire the log in information.

 

Email Group For Teens

The Network also connects teens through an email group especially for them. The group allows teens to "meet" other teens, share concerns and information, and develop a support network. The group is moderated by a National MS Society staff member. 

   

Online Discussion Group For Teens

For Teens Only! An online opportunity to chat with teens who have MS in the New England area. This monthly discussion group will be moderated by David Rintell, the psychologist at the Partners Pediatric MS Center. It is currently in the planning stages.

Please contact David if you or your teen may be interested. 

 

Publications

"Mighty Special Kids" is a booklet for children who have MS. It's a lively and entertaining publication which helps kids understand MS, treatments, suggests ways to talk to friends about having MS, family issues, and even includes some fun games. It is available online in an interactive version:

Mighty Special Kids Online

 

Teens Inside MS is a publication for teens whose lives have been affected by MS. This means teens who have a parent with MS, and teens who have MS themselves. Kaley Zeitouni, a teen with MS, writes a column in every issue. One useful column is "Talking to your friends about MS". It is also available online:

"Talking to your friends about MS" Column

   

SmileKeep S’myelin is a publication which was designed for kids who have a parent with MS.  Some children and teens with MS have found it to be a useful source of information, even though it was not written especially for them.  Click here to access Keep S’Myelin.Cool

  

 













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