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Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is typically thought of as an adult disease, yet as many as 5% of all persons with MS may develop symptoms in childhood or adolescence.
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The National Pediatric MS Center is a unique multidisciplinary clinical and research program within one of the world's leading university research hospitals: Stony Brook University Hospital and the Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook University

We are a professional team, consisting of a staff devoted to patient care and dedicated to advancing knowledge of pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) through clinical research.

The National Pediatric MS Center is committed to the care of children and adolescents with MS, as well as those for whom the diagnosis of MS is being considered. We are based on Long Island in New York, conveniently located 20 minutes from Islip's Macarthur Airport.

Teen Adventure Weekend 2005

Twenty kids, a campsite in the woods, sailboats, kayaks, a ropes course, drums, and a bonfire made for an amazing weekend retreat in Rhode Island.

The National Pediatric MS Center recently hosted its second annual Teen Weekend Retreat. Kids from all corners of the continent, including Alaska, California, Florida, Texas, New Brunswick, Canada and even Hawaii, met at the Canonicus Retreat Center in Exeter Rhode Island. Living with MS was their only common link, but friendships developed within hours.

The goal was to bring together kids with MS for a long weekend filled with team-building activities designed to increase each child’s self-confidence. Staff from the National Pediatric MS Center at Stony Brook University Medical center teamed with Access-2-Adventure (A2A), a group that specializes in creating and leading outdoor activities for persons with disabilities, to make this experience a success.