Can Do MS seeks participation in our lifestyle empowerment programs from those who are motivated to learn strategies that will allow them to create positive change in their lives. Participants should be in stable health, physically and emotionally, so the information presented can be incorporated into their lives. Due to the participation needed during our one-day JUMPSTART and four-day CAN DO Programs, our programs are not an appropriate choice during, or immediately following, an exacerbation or other medical or psychological trauma. Can Do MS reserves the right to deny participation in our programs, or any part thereof, to anyone, participant, support partner or observer, who we believe is exhibiting or may exhibit behavior that is unsafe or disrupts or distracts from the educational mission of the program.
Can Do MS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability in the administration of their acceptance or employment policies. If Can Do MS or any of its agents reasonably determines that a disability or other medical or psychological condition could lead to an inappropriate level of danger to the individual or others based upon particular activity, then that person may be ineligible for that particular workshop, assessment, or other portion of the program. They would not be excluded from other opportunities offered by Can Do MS.
Who should come as a support partner?
The support partner aspect of the program is specifically for individuals who are affected by your diagnosis and are 18 years or older. The support partner role is not an appropriate choice for an individual who has been diagnosed with MS. If you have a person in mind to bring who has MS, we strongly recommend that both individuals attend our programs as participants, not support partners. Can Do MS reserves the right to refuse participation in any program, or any part thereof, to a support partner who has been diagnosed with MS or is under the age of 18.
What services are provided at Can Do MS’s programs? Can Do MS’s programs are educational and are not a form of medical diagnosis, therapy, or treatment. Staff employed or contracted by Can Do MS may assess abilities and disabilities for purposes of participation in the program; however, neither Can Do MS nor its staff will provide any diagnosis, therapy or treatment.
Does Can Do MS provide physical assistance? No. If you need physical assistance for any daily activities, such as transfers or dressing, you will be required to bring either a support partner who is accustomed to helping you on a regular basis or a qualified caregiver who has been trained to provide such assistance.