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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Day Program offers specialized services for adults with Multiple Sclerosis to address quality of life, independence, and wellness. Social groups include topics like music and foodies. Cognitive Stimulation groups include word games, logic puzzles, and book club. We discuss health services and self-advocacy. Program offerings are driven by participant interest, so groups change over time. Groups are led by licensed/certified speech-language pathologists, university student interns, and volunteers.

Important aspects of The MS Day Program include:

  • Physical exercise
  • Stress management
  • Communication strategies
  • Cognitive stimulation
  • Recreational activities
  • Community projects
  • Outings

The League is equipped with an accessible Wellness Center, including an exercise facility and therapeutic pool. Rehabilitation services are available at The League for physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system, for which there is currently no known cure. Symptoms vary from person to person and may include disabling fatigue, mobility challenges, cognitive changes, and vision issues. An estimated one million people live with MS in the United States.

Origins

The MS Day Program was founded in the early 1990’s with funding from United Support Against Multiple Sclerosis (USAMS) and the staff and facilities of the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute. The MS Day Program relocated to The League for People with Disabilities in 2018 and continues to be generously funded by USAMS.

Hours of Operation

In person or Virtual: Monday – Thursday, 10:00AM-2:00PM (Inquire about group offerings and availability)

MS Day partners with local and national organizations to enhance programming and promote education and advocacy in the wider community.

  • Consortium of MS Centers
  • Loyola University of Maryland
  • MS Day Programs Alliance
  • National MS Society
  • Towson University
  • United Services Against Multiple Sclerosis
  • University of Maryland Rehabilitative Orthopaedic Institute

MS Day provides supervision and education to university students through online and in-person internships. Our partners in education include:

  • Loyola University of Maryland
  • Morgan State University
  • Towson University

MEET OUR STAFF

Lisa Thornburg, MS, CCC-SLP

Director, MS Day Program & SCALE

Jessica Hutchison, MS, CCC-SLP

Manager, MS Day Program

Michelle Washington

Case Manager, MS Day Program

Contact Information

8806 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, MD 21286