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  1. Disclosure Decisions | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Employment/Disclosure-Decisions Disclosure Decisions. The decision to disclose personal medical information in the workplace is a complex one, requiring careful thought and planning. Although there may be good reasons to disclose medical information and very specific benefits to doing so, any decision you make today has immediate and long-term implications for your employment. It’s important to weigh your options carefully before making a decision to disclose — once information is given, it can never be taken back.
  2. Should I Tell? | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Employment/Disclosure-Decisions/Should-I-tell People also have very practical reasons for wanting to disclose information about their medical condition or impairment on the job: to take advantage of available legal protections; to request time off to deal with medical problems or appointments; because a medication or the disease itself is affecting work performance; because symptoms are becoming obvious to others.
  3. Whom Should I Tell? | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Employment/Disclosure-Decisions/Whom-Should-I-tell Disclosure in the workplace is a big decision, one not to take lightly. Call our MS Navigators who specialize in employment to discuss the pros and cons for your unique situation and understand the implications of disclosing or not so you can make an informed decision. Please call 1-800-344-4867.
  4. Disclosure | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Relationships/Disclosure Employers and colleagues: Disclosure in the workplace can have a significant impact on your job security, employment options, and career path. Before disclosing your MS in the workplace, learn about your rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and think carefully through the pros and cons of sharing this personal information.
  5. How Much Should I Tell? | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Employment/Disclosure-Decisions/How-Much-Should-I-tell When requesting time off or an accommodation, it is your right under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to state only that you have a medical or neurological condition. You are not required to say that you have MS. However, if the information you provide is not sufficient to determine that you have a qualified disability under the ADA, your employer has the right to ask for more detailed information — which may lead to disclosure of your diagnosis.
  6. Employment | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Employment When you are ready — The first step is to do a self-assessment. Catalog your symptoms and how they impact your performance at work. Identify your knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics — overall competencies. Evaluate the impact of the symptoms on this “big picture” view of yourself.
  7. Support for Your Decision | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Living-Well-With-MS/Work-and-Home/Employment/Disclosure-Decisions/Support-for-Your-Decision Disclosure in the workplace is a big decision, one not to take lightly. Call our MS Navigators who specialize in employment to discuss the pros and cons for your unique situation and understand the implications of disclosing or not so you can make an informed decision. Please call 1-800-344-4867.
  8. Newly Diagnosed | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MNM/Services-and-Support/Audience/Newly-Diagnosed Gain tips for talking with friends and family about your MS diagnosis; learn to respond to people who don't understand your disease; and be empowered to create your own support network. ... Part 3- Disclosure in the Workplace . More Info. Employment Matters: Managing MS in the Workplace Part 1(video) Part 1- Thinking Proactively About Employment.
  9. Newly Diagnosed | National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/MDM/Services-and-Support/Audience/Newly-Diagnosed Disclosure: The Basic Facts (.pdf) Discusses whom, when, and how to tell in both personal and work situations; includes personal vignettes. Download Brochure Clear Thinking About Alternative Therapies (.pdf) Facts and common misconceptions, plus practical ways to evaluate benefits and risks. By Virginia Foster. Download Brochure
 
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