Roessler RT, Rumrill PD Jr, Hennessey ML, Vierstra C, Pugsley E, Pittman A.
Department of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, and Communication Disorders, University of Arkansas, Graduate Education #153, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA. Tel.: +1 479 575 6414; Fax: +1 479 575 3319
More than 1,300 individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) responded to an employment concerns survey.
The results from this survey served as the topics of discussion for seven focus groups including people with MS and service providers in four states.
Recommendations to improve the employment outcomes of people with MS that emerged from these discussions clustered in three areas: employment policies and practices, Social Security benefits, and healthcare.
Strategies for preserving strengths in employment supports for people with MS clustered in two areas, access to respectful service providers and personal control.