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    1. Employment Connection Program

    2. Ask an MS Navigator

      The Society's MS Navigators help identify solutions and provide access to the resources you are looking for. Call 1-800-344-4867 or see "More info" to contact us online.

    Resources

    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 April 2016)

    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. Managing Cognitive Issues on the Job

      Cognitive Symptoms such as poor memory, decelerated processing of information, and distractibility can be particularly challenging to people leaving work prematurely. This program will address these and other common cognitive symptoms and provide practica

    8. Managing Fatigue on the Job

      Fatigue, one of the most common symptoms of MS, contributes to a significant amount of MS disability. This program will provide information on various causes and forms of MS fatigue and suggest workplace strategies to minimize its effects.

    9. Managing Your MS Symptoms with Technology

      This program will address ways that technology can assist in managing certain MS symptoms that may become barriers to productivity and provide a variety of useful tools and devices to help make work work.

    10. Wellness and Work

      Positive wellness behaviors can minimize the impact of fatigue and cognitive symptoms and lead to greater productivity on the job. Join a personal trainer and nutritionist as they share tips for physical exercise, healthy eating, stress management, and go

    11. Practical Applications of the ADA Amendments

      Did you know that significant amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been proposed? These changes have direct implications on people with MS. This program, will address the ADA, the proposed changes, and key issues including accommo

    12. To Tell or Not to Tell: The Disclosure Dilemma

      When disclosing MS to an employer, it is important to be sure that telling benefits you. Learn about disclosure from both the legal and employer’s perspectives.

    13. Discrimination on the Job

      Think you’ve been discriminated against on the job? Want to know the signs to look for? Learn how to spot discrimination on the job, what steps to take, and where to turn for help. Get informed and know your rights in the workplace.

    14. Protect Yourself: Insurance Options

      Insurance coverage on the job may involve more than just health insurance. Employer benefits may also include coverage for short-term or long-term disability as well as long-term care insurance. Learn about health insurance protections under COBRA and HIP

    15. Get Informed: Legal Protections in the Workplace

      Learn about key employment laws, such as ADA and FMLA, and how you can use them to make an informed decision about employment

    16. Social Security Disability Eligibility and Application Process

      Learn what it takes to be approved for Social Security disability benefits from a Social Security attorney.

    17. Social Security Disability and Returning to Work

      Learn about the impact work might have on your disability benefits from a community work incentive coordinator.

    18. Don’t Do It Alone: Employment Resources

      Learn about agencies and resources available to help you gain and maintain employment

    19. Resources for Training and Placing Older Workers

      Are you an older individual looking to return to the workforce or change careers? This program will provide various tips for older workers seeking employment including where to search, temporary work, volunteering, resume writing, and more.

    20. How to Apply for Jobs in the Federal Government

      Learn about special hiring programs for people living with disabilities and how to navigate the federal system from a regional recruitment coordinator with the U.S. Department of Labor.

    21. A 21st Century Approach to Job Searching

      Network your way to your next job. Learn about the role online job boards and social networking websites can play in your job search. This program will include an optional online component for those who have internet access.

    22. Managing Challenging Resumes

      Do you need to restructure your resume due to gaps, layoffs, or a career change? Are you over 50 and need a resume makeover? HR professionals will address these and other resume challenges.

    23. Part-Time Jobs with Flexibility

      Learn about part-time and non-traditional job opportunities that allow for a flexible schedule.

    24. Reinvent Yourself

      Hear from others living with MS who changed careers after their diagnosis, along with a vocational specialist who will offer tips on how to navigate this transitional period.

    25. Considerations for Career Changers

      Are you having difficulty with your current job? Are you considering changing careers but need direction? This program will explore the necessary steps to effectively navigate through this transition.

    26. Starting a Business: With the Right Supports, It’s Easier Than You Think

      This program will provide information on different types of businesses, important things to consider, and potential resources available to help launch a successful business.

    27. Home-Based Employment: What Employers Want

      Learn from employers about what they look for when hiring people to work from home.

    28. Curing MS: How Science Is Solving Mysteries of Multiple Sclerosis (book)

      Dr. Weiner is at the cutting edge of MS research and drug development, and he describes in clear and illuminating detail the science behind the symptoms and how new drugs may hold the key to “taming the monster.” In Curing MS, Dr. Weiner teaches us the “Twenty-one Points” of MS, a concise breakdown of the knowns and unknowns of the disease; tells stories from the frontlines of laboratories and hospitals; and offers a message of hope that a cure can—and will—be found.

    29. 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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