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Epilepsy & Employment

While the majority of people with epilepsy can achieve good seizure control with available treatments, their unemployment rate remains several times the national average. The annual economic burden of epilepsy in the United States is $15.5 million, of which 80% is attributable to lost wages, underemployment and unemployment of people with epilepsy.

Solutions to this problem rest with both employers and their prospective employees. Here are resources to help.



Working Effectively With Employees Who Have Epilepsy

Accommodation Ideas for Employees With Epilepsy


Getting a Job When You Have Epilepsy

What Can a Prospective Employer Ask You?

Employment Discrimination


Questions & Answers About Epilepsy In the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Reasonable Accommodations

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