National Multiple Sclerosis Society
This telelearning session will provide helpful information – including legal and financial considerations – for carepartners and people living with MS.
Explore current work being done by the Progressive MS Alliance Initiative and the Wellness Work Group with Bruce Bebo, Associate Vice President of Research, National MS Society and Doug Landsman, Senior Director of International Research Programs, National MS Society.
Explore current work being done by the Progressive MS Alliance Initiative and the Wellness Work Group with Bruce Bebo, Executive Vice President of Research, National MS Society and Doug Landsman, Senior Director of International Research Programs, National MS Society.
Learn about your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) including disclosure. Job Accommodation Network Principal Consultant, Linda Batiste and Client Assistance Program attorney Jamie Ray-Leonetti will discuss practical ways to be proactive in your work situation and what to do if things do not go as planned. Also, hear from an individual with MS about their experience utilizing their rights in the workplace.
Cognitive dysfunction and fatigue are two of the most common symptoms impacting people with MS in the workplace. They can pose significant challenges to maintaining employment. Neuropsychologist, Dr. Cynthia Sullivan, and occupational therapist, Tracy Carrasco, will discuss how these symptoms may present themselves and will share practical ways to manage them on the job.
Employment resources vary depending on the level of impact your MS has upon your ability to work. Samantha Mankin, Rehabilitation Supervisor with the Division of Vocational Rehabilition, Russell Bowe of the Speer Adult Workforce Center, and Amira Fahmy of Getting Hired Inc. will discuss how to use their resources to find employment opportunities appropriate to your needs.
Learn strategies for managing bowel and bladder symptoms in MS with Pat Kennedy, RN, CNP, MSCN, Can Do Multiple Sclerosis and Dr. Marlene Murphy Setzko of the Mandell MS Center.
What are the latest trends in the work-from-home and flexible job market? Brie Reynolds from Flexjobs.com, will walk participants through the trends, top career fields and most common jobs available, who's hiring, and how to find these flexible opportunities. Learn how to avoid common job scams and tips for successful job applications.