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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. How to Talk About MS to Your Employer

      Once you decide to disclose there are still many unanswered questions. Hear from employers and disability advocates on how to talk with your employer about your MS. Recorded: March 27, 2013

    8. The Impact of Health Insurance on Career Decisions

      Health insurance considerations can impact your decision to change jobs or leave the workforce? Learn about legal protections and questions to ask to ensure you have the coverage you need. Teleconference Recording. Recorded: March 13, 2013

    9. Should I Work? Work from Home Options for People on Social Security Disability

      Are you on Social Security and want to work? Do you need to or prefer to work from home? Learn how working might impact your disability benefits and hear about work from home opportunities for people on Social Security. Teleconference Recording. Recorded: February 27, 2013

    10. Deciding How to Plan Your Job Search. Employers Share How They Find Employees

      Hear from a panel of employers on what they really look for in a job candidate, where they find candidates and how they fill openings. Teleconference Recording. Recorded: February 13, 2013

    11. Is it Time? Deciding to Change Careers or Stop Working

      Working with MS is possible, but can be challenging at times. What do you do if working, or working in your field is no longer an option? How do you know when it’s time to stop or make a change? Learn from a counseling professional what to consider when having to make this important decision. Teleconference Recording. Recorded: January 30, 2013

    12. Should I Work from Home or Start My Own Business?

      Trying to decide if working from home or starting your own business is for you? Experts in both of these areas will talk about what it takes to be a successful home-based employee or entrepreneur. Teleconference recording from January 16, 2013.

    13. Maintaining Cognitive and Emotional Health While Unemployed

      Psychologist Lauren Strober discusses current research that shows the importance of staying productive to maintain your health while unemployed. Along with others living with MS, she shares practical tips on how this is accomplished. Recorded February 20, 2014.

    14. Federal Hiring Initiatives for People with Disabilities

      The Federal Government is taking steps to become a model employer for people with disabilities. Michael Murray of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) discusses Schedule A hiring authority and U.S. Department of Labor regulations designed to increase the employment of people with disabilities by federal government contractors. Recorded March 6, 2014.

    15. Home-Based Employment: What You Need to Know

      Are you interested in working from home? Have you been unsuccessful in finding work –from- home positions? Home-based workers living with MS, along with MS Employment Specialist Barbara McKeon, shares tips and resources to help increase your chances of succeeding at home-based employment. Recorded March 20, 2014.

    16. Social Security Disability Application Secrets

      Applying for Social Security disability benefits can be a difficult and lengthy process with a high chance of being denied the first time around. Disability advocate Delores Gonzalez shares information you need to know to increase your chances of getting your application approved. Recorded April 3, 2014.

    17. 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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