Other good resources
The National MS Society web site. See especially “Staying in
the Game: MS and Employment”—at nationalMSsociety.org/
Social Security. We recommend www.ssa.gov/work. Social
Security has done a lot to make their regulations more user-
USAJOBS.gov. Click the link marked Individuals with
Disabilities. The current administration has pledged to improve
the availability of government careers for people who may need
Disability.gov for more information on civil rights and the
campaign for disability employment.
plan. Thanks to the Affordable
Care Act, this coverage cannot
be more expensive than what the
other employees pay—and, as of
January 1, 2014, it cannot exclude
any pre-existing conditions.
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Helen Russon, Esq., teaches disability
law and investigates discrimination
complaints (including many involving ADA) for the Oregon Bureau of
Labor, Civil Rights Division. Bob Pike,
Esq., is a nationally known disability
rights specialist at his firm, Environmental Access, in Beaverton, Oregon.
Both know about life with disabilities
from a personal perspective.