Employment Study in MS Shows Value of Seeking Workplace Accommodations

In a survey of 70 people with MS, a majority of those who reported a stable or improved work situation over three years had sought out at least one work accommodation. The most common of these accommodations were flexible hours, written job instructions, the ability to work from home, and memory aids. Developing and achieving employment goals can be accomplished despite an MS diagnosis -- and the National MS Society is here to work with you as you navigate your employment options.


The National MS Society provides extensive resources for developing and achieving employment goals, including a video series, “Employment Matters – Managing MS in the Workplace,” guidance on deciding whether and when to disclose MS to employers, how to identify and request effective accommodations, and Working with MS, a workbook to help in considering career-related options.