The National Multiple Sclerosis Society understands that people living with MS have unique employment challenges. We have worked on a national and statewide effort to address these challenges. We have aligned ourselves with collaborative partners to help people with MS navigate employment issues.
If you have questions regarding these employment resources and need further employment counseling, please do not hesitate to call us at 800-344-4867.
The National MS Society has the critical information you need to know your rights, complete a strong Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Application, and think through how you need to approach your working world. Explore these self-guiding tools to get key information.
The National MS Society is collaborating with Hire Disability Solutions to provide employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Follow the link below, and look for opportunities that match your needs.
If you have questions regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, workplace accommodations and other disability related legislation, JAN can help.
California and Nevada
One-Stop Career Centers are located in every state as service of the U.S. Department of Labor. Some also offer disability navigator programs (depending on state budgets). These centers can help you look for work and offer classes like resume writing.
CA Department of Rehabilitation provides consultation, vocational rehabilitation and access to independent living through local centers.
The World Institute on Disability has helped lead people through the maze of benefits available to people with disabilities with this wonderful resource Disability Benefits 101. Get educated and get the answers you need.
The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation's (DETR) Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation is a state and federally funded program designed to help people with disabilities become employed and to help those already employed perform more successfully through training, counseling and other support methods.