Staying in the game at work
MS is a complex and unpredictable disease that can have varying effects on a person’s ability to work
. As symptoms come and go, you may question your ability to continue in your current job, enjoy career advancement or find other work that suits you better. Important first steps include knowing how to advocate for yourself in the workplace
and learning the ways in which reasonable accommodations
can help you be successful on the job. If increasing symptoms of disability begin to interfere with your job performance, you can explore other career options using some helpful tools
Even if you are no longer in the workforce or are significantly mobility-impaired, you can still put your skills and talents to good use in your community. Volunteers are always needed – so check out your local library, community centers, youth programs, schools, religious institutions and other local organizations for opportunities to have an impact and remain actively engaged.
Protecting yourself with sound financial planning and insurance management