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"NDI and Acorda’s long-running partnership began in 2011. That year, NDI conducted an online survey of 3,000 people living with MS. The findings were shocking: 67 percent of respondents reporting their financial well-being declined following their MS diagnosis and, even more surprising, 74 percent of people surveyed reported that they did not use financial planning programs or strategies to manage their finances. Armed with these eye-opening statistics, NDI joined forces with Acorda Therapeutics to launch the Financial Wellness Program to better inform and empower persons living with MS to take greater control of their finances and economic future. This year, however, the Program will be targeted to people with a wider range of disabilities and will coincide with the launch of new e-learning courses and video content."