National Multiple Sclerosis Society
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis. (last updated in August 2019)
Easy to read Q & A format containing information on employment, SSDI, family law, insurance, and more. Offers resources in each chapter, form letters and helpful guides for navigating legal difficulties.
Also Found In: Employment and education, Asuntos laborales
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.
Also Found In: Employment, Insurance & Financial Planning, Financial Planning
Original Air Date: August 1, 2012
Presenter: Jan Garrett
You may have found yourself asking questions such as, "If and when is it time to disclose your need for accommodations? Who do you disclose to? What accommodations can you ask for that will help support your continued employment?" Jan will touch on the basic rights that are protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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Also Found In: Financial Planning
Original Air Date: October 3, 2013
Presenter: Kim Calder, Director of Federal Health Affairs and Insurance Policy of the National MS Society
Topics of this teleconference include: background on the National MS Society’s involvement in healthcare reform, explanation of the ways the Affordable Care Act impacts private health insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, an overview of the new Health Insurance Marketplace and state Exchanges & additional resources about the Affordable Care Act
Also Found In: Employment
Original Air Date: July 13, 2011
Presenter: Eddie Whidden, M.A.
The topics of this teleconference include: when and how to disclose that you have MS, as well as provide input on what kinds of accomodations can be offered to employees and how to request them.
Also Found In: Financial Resources, Mobility & Accessibility
Original Air Date: June 23, 2011
Presenter: Jim Freeburg
Topics include health care reform implementation, long-term care oversight, budget negotiations, and new legislation to allow more MS specialists to practice in Washington.
Also Found In: Health & Wellness
Original Air Date: August 9, 2011
Presenters: Ted Thompson, Dr. Lily Jung Henson, MD, MMM, FAAN
This teleconference provides an update on the most pressing MS issues facing Congress. Issues include funding for MS research, adult day services for people with MS, and strategies to attract more neurologists to the field.