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    1. Acupuncture and MS: The Basic Facts (.pdf)

      An exploration of what is known and not known about this complementary therapy by Alan Bowling, MD, PhD and Tom Stewart. (last updated 2014)

    2. ADA and People with MS (.pdf)

      The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis. (last updated in August 2019)

    3. Working with MS (.pdf)

      General overview of the employment issues that might concern people newly diagnosed. (last updated May 2020)

    4. MS in the Workplace: A Guide for Employers (video)

      This video is a resource for employers, featuring discussions about multiple sclerosis in the workplace.

    5. MS & the Workplace: Employer Education DVD (DVD)

      Provides basic information to employers about managing the impact of MS in the work setting.

    6. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace Part 1(video)

      Part 1- Thinking Proactively About Employment

    7. California State Department of Rehabilitation

      California State Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) provides consultation, counseling and vocational rehabilitation.

    8. One-Stop Career Centers

      One-Stop Career Centers can help you look for work and offer classes like resume writing.

    9. Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP)

      Limited Examination and Appointment Program (LEAP) is an alternate selection process designed to facilitate the recruitment and hiring of persons with disabilities, and to provide them with an alternative way to demonstrate their qualifications for employment than the traditional state civil service examining process.

    10. Quintessential Careers

      Quintessential Careers has an excellent collection of career assessment tools for career changers and more.

    11. O*NET Resource Center

      O*NET Resource Center is a comprehensive source of occupational information. Use this site to download the O*NET database, career exploration tools, job analysis questionnaires, employer guides, and technical reports.

    12. Disability Benefits 101

      Disability Benefits 101 gives you tools and information on employment, health coverage, and benefits. You can plan ahead and learn how work and benefits go together. Get educated and get the answers you need.

    13. Job Accommodation Network

      Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.

    14. "Deploying Your Passions for a Successful Career" recording

      Original Air Date: July 25, 2012. Presenter: Dr. Kenneth M. Nowack. How do we define success in today’s world of work? This interactive workshop will help you identify areas of passion and what matters most to you, explore the factors associated with career and life success, consider how the unpredictability of MS might impact your career journey and use conference tools and resources to successfully navigate today’s turbulent work.

    15. Important Decisions about Employment & Benefits

    16. MS & Employment

    17. Secrets to a Successful Career Change

      Original Air Date: July 20, 2011 Presenter: Steve W. Nissen, M.S., CRC & Michelle Alford-Williams The topics of this teleconference include: retaining and other issues faced with a change in career direction.

    18. Staying in the Employment Game: Session 1 & 2

      Original Air Date: May 11 &18, 2010 Presenters: Kurt Johnson, PhD, Joe Stuckey, MS, CRC, Braney Fleming, PhD, ATP, Conrad Kuehn, MA, Bob Fraser, PhD, CRC, Andrea Benneke and Laurie Ford, MS This two-week informative teleconference was designed to provide people with MS with strategies on how to keep working and what to do when you are no longer able to work.

    19. Volunteering: A Win-Win Putting Your Skills and Passion to Work

      Original Air Date: August 3, 2011 Presenter: Valerie Troup, Jim Langdon & Mike Milne The topics of this telenconference include: options and tips on how to connect with volunteering opportunities.

    20. Working for Me- Living Well with MS (.pdf)

      Working with MS is one in a series of workbooks entitled Living Well with MS. This series is written for — and by — people who have been living with multiple sclerosis (MS) for some time.

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