As a complex and unpredictable disease, MS can have varying effects on a person’s ability to work. New symptoms might make you question whether you can continue working and, when those symptoms subside, you might wonder why you were worried about work at all.
People living with MS often continue working long after their diagnosis. On the flip side, some people with MS decide to leave their jobs when they are first diagnosed or experience their first major exacerbation, often at the suggestion of their family or doctor. This decision is often made too quickly and at a time when symptoms can color judgment. Disease-modifying drugs, new technologies, better symptom management, legal employment protections, and community resources can help you remain in the workforce.
We offer a variety of resources to help make important employment decisions including:
- Employment referrals to community resources with expertise in employment issues.
- Educational teleconferences on employment-related issues (disclosure, job accommodations).
- Vocational and employment resources through our Lending Library
For more information, please call 1-800-344-4867.