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How can children with MS benefit from special programs?

Psychological assessment and ongoing support is helpful for children with MS and their families. This is especially true as MS-related needs change, and as the child gets older. Programs, such as summer camps for children with MS, provide support and help children and their families build relationships. This can improve their sense of support and quality of life. Often, relationships formed at camp or during other programs last long after children and families return home. Participants in MS camps and programs often describe the program as “the one place in the world where people understand me.”

There are also educational programs from which children can benefit through their school such as an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

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