Employment Concerns

When you are diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you may wonder about your ability to work in the future or how you can keep working while you are experiencing the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

A lot of the answers to those questions depend on your specific job and how the disease is affecting you at any given point.

Related Resource from the PD Resource List

Employment with PD: Working it Out
Category: Employment Issues
Resource Type: Publications
Publication Date: 2007
Author: Linda Herman, R.N., L.C.S.W.
Publisher: Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Toll Free: (800) 457-6676
Associated URL: www.pdf.org/en/factsheets
Language: English
This fact sheet offers information and guidance about employment options and concerns following a PD diagnosis. Subjects include how to share your diagnosis with an employer, workplace accommodations and how to make the decision to stop working.

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Category: Employment Issues
Resource Type: Websites
Toll Free: (800) 526-7234
Email: jan@jan.wvu.edu
Associated URL: http://www.jan.wvu.edu/
Language: English
This free consulting service of the US Department of Labor's Office of Disability and Employment Policy provides individualized worksite accommodation solutions, including Parkinson's specific resources. Other services include technical assistance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability-related legislation, as well as information about self-employment options. A section of the website is available in Spanish.