BACKGROUND: This article describes people with multiple sclerosis (MS) as an emerging vocational rehabilitation (VR) clientele. OBJECTIVE: Following an overview of the incidence, prevalence, and impact of MS, the authors suggest strategies to meet the employment and career development needs of Americans with MS across the phases of the VR process. The importance of individualized case planning, employer consultation, workplace accommodations, and interface with medical and mental health professionals is emphasized throughout the article. CONCLUSION: Implications related to the COVID-19 pandemic are discussed.
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation|
|State||Published - 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The contents of this article were developed in part under a grant from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York, NY, USA. Preparation of this article was also partly funded by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy in the amount of $3.5 million under Cooperative Agreement No. OD-32548-18-75-4-21. This document does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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- Multiple sclerosis
- vocational rehabilitation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Occupational Therapy