Bridging the Communication Gap between Parents with MS and their Children

Please join MSAA for a new program focusing on helping parents and children build a better understanding of MS, develop peer connections, and strengthen the family.

This half-day workshop will begin with a group introduction, then parents and children will divide into separate breakout sessions. Please know this program is limited to parents with MS and their children (ages 6-17) only.

For Parents:
David Rintell, EdD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School will discuss parenting with MS and help you:

  • Explain MS to your children
  • Keep the dialog open as your children mature
  • Balance additional family responsibilities

For Children:
Sue Rehmus, founder of CHUMS (Children’s Hope for Understanding Multiple Sclerosis) will create a fun, interactive way for children to:

  • Develop a better understanding of MS and its symptoms by participating in games and activities
  • Build new peer connections and support

All programs will take place at Dave and Buster’s and each child registered will receive a $10 Power Card for video and arcade games following the program.

To register for this program, please click on the location that is closest to you:
March 12, 2011 – Philadelphia, PA :
March 26, 2011 – Marietta, GA : 
April 9, 2011 – Phoenix, AZ :
April 30, 2011 – Denver, CO:
May 21, 2011 – Milpitas/San Jose, CA:
June 11, 2011 – Utica, MI :

For more information on talking with your children about your MS, please read MSAA’s two children’s books, Mommy’s Story and Daddy’s Story