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Working with Multiple Sclerosis: General – Factsheet

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Key Facts:

Fact 1:

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) can help you talk to your employer about workplace accommodations.

Fact 2:

Many people are able to work with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and a survey of Americans with MS shows that almost half (45%) are employed.

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VR counselors may be able to assist you with understanding protections guaranteed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Fact 4:

Ask a VR counselor about opportunities for job training or retraining.

Fact 5:

Almost two-thirds of rural residents with MS report strong support from their family and their medical providers to remain employed after diagnosis.

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Common workplace accommodations for those with MS include work schedule changes, the option to work from home, regular breaks, ergonomic office equipment, and modifications in job duties.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities.
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