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An exploration of what is known and not known about this complementary therapy by Alan Bowling, MD, PhD and Tom Stewart.
Also Found In: Progressive MS and Major Changes
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): Protection for people with multiple sclerosis.
General overview of the employment issues that might concern people newly diagnosed.
Also Found In: For Children and Families
This video is a resource for employers, featuring discussions about multiple sclerosis in the workplace.
Also Found In: Getting Involved
Provides basic information to employers about managing the impact of MS in the work setting.
Part 1- Thinking Proactively About Employment
If you are having a bad day due to your MS and feel you need to take time off , but are concerned about your job you do have the right to utilize the Family and Medical Leave Act. This act allows you to take days - even hours - off intermittently when you feel you need to and have job protection. FMLA time does not provide you with income however is unpaid leave.
Also Found In: MS Education
Accommodations are very important to consider if you think they are necessary so that you can better manage your MS and your work. It is important that you do your research and know what accommodations you are seeking before approaching your employer. For more information about accommodations, such as how to request an accommodation at work and different types of accommodations, visit the Job Accommodations Network (JAN) and type in multiple sclerosis.
It is important to familiarize yourself with your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee with a disability.
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For more information about how you can set up your workspace so that you are more efficient and less fatigued
Also Found In: Bladder Dysfunction, Symptom Management
Vocational rehabilitation assists those individuals to secure gainful employment commensurate with their abilities and capabilities through local job searches and awareness of self-employment and telecommuting opportunities.
Also Found In: Cognitive Dysfunction, Symptom Management
After you’ve decided to disclose your multiple sclerosis (MS) at work, it’s important to plan your strategy carefully.
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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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