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The Society offers many programs and services to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

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  1. IN PERSON Employment

    ADA Guide

    It is important to familiarize yourself with your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee with a disability.

  2. IN PERSON Employment

    Ask JAN

    Accommodations are very important to consider if you think they are necessary  so that you can better manage your MS and your work. It is important that you do your research and know what accommodations you are seeking before approaching your employer. For more information about accommodations, such as how to request an accommodation at work and different types of accommodations, visit the Job Accommodations Network (JAN) and type in multiple sclerosis.

  3. IN PERSON Employment

    Career Crossroads Participant Self-Study Workbook

    Career Crossroads is offered as either an in-person or self-guided coached program. To jumpstart your learning, you can access the self-study workbook and the companion videos below, or call 1-800-344-4867 to receive the self-guided program and companion DVD in the mail.

  4. IN PERSON Employment

    Ergonomics

    For more information about how you can set up your workspace so that you are more efficient and less fatigued

  5. IN PERSON Employment

    FMLA Interactive Medical Advisor

    If you are having a bad day due to your MS and feel you need to take time off , but are concerned about your job you do have the right to utilize the Family and Medical Leave Act. This act allows you to take days - even hours - off intermittently when you feel you need to and have job protection. FMLA time does not provide you with income however is unpaid leave.

  6. IN PERSON Employment

    MS: Plan Your Workplace Disclosure Strategy

    After you’ve decided to disclose your multiple sclerosis (MS) at work, it’s important to plan your strategy carefully.

  7. IN PERSON Employment

    Vocational Rehabilitation Offices by State

    Vocational rehabilitation assists those individuals to secure gainful employment commensurate with their abilities and capabilities through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities.

  8. VIDEO Employment

    Career Crossroads

    This video program focuses on the legal rights of employees with MS and examines ways to mitigate the effects of MS on work performance. A self-study companion workbook is also available.

  9. ONLINE Live Fully, Live Well

    Live Fully, Live Well

    Managing your health and wellness is an integral part of "living well" with MS. Live Fully, Live Well is a comprehensive wellness program from the National MS Society and Can Do MS, designed for people living with MS and their support partners. Live Fully, Live Well covers topics affecting the whole family living with MS in order to strengthen relationships, increase understanding and promote improved health and quality of life.

  10. ONLINE Legal

    ADA and People with MS (.pdf)

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis. (last updated in August 2012)

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