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Multiple Sclerosis: Employment Resources

By Rosalind Kalb, Barbara Giesser, Kathleen Costello

When you’re dealing with multiple sclerosis (MS), the legal and financial issues involved in your employment decisions are complex for even the savviest of folks. So, it’s well worth your while to get acquainted with the resources that are out there to help you with questions, concerns, and legal issues related to your employment. Here are a few of those helpful resources:

  • ABLEDATA: A free national database of assistive devices and rehabilitation equipment

    8630 Fenton Street, Suite 930, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone: 800-227-0216

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commissiion (EEOC): A commission that enforces federal employment discrimination laws

    1801 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20507; phone: 800-669-4000

  • ADA&IT Technical Assistance Centers: Regional centers providing information on the Americans with Disabilities Act and accessible information technology

    Call or check out the website for the center in your area; phone: 800-949-4232

  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN): A free consultation service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities

    West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6080, Morgantown, WV 26506-6080; phone: 800-526-7234

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Offers consultation and educational programs about employment-related issues

    Call or check out the website for the chapter in your area; phone: 800-FIGHT-MS (800-344-4867)

  • U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy: A federal office that develops and influences disability-related employment policy

    200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington DC 20210; phone: 866-633-7365