Resources for Working With Pain

Web-based resources for job seekers or employees who are disabled or live with pain are virtually endless. Here are five resources for working with pain we like.

ADA.gov

This U.S. Department of Justice site covers all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act: requirements, enforcement, resources, recent cases, and more.
www.ada.gov

Work and Arthritis

Info from the Arthritis Foundation on finding a job and working with arthritis, ergonomic accommodations, flexible work arrangements, and more.
www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/life-stages/work/

Job Accommodation Network (JAN)

The JAN is a free consulting service designed to increase the employability of people with disabilities by providing individualized worksite accommodations solutions, providing technical assistance regarding the ADA and other disability-related legislation, and explaining self-employment options.
http://askjan.org/index.html

Disability.gov

This U.S. Department of Labor website offers advice for individuals with disabilities seeking work; help for employers looking for hard-working and dedicated employees; information on employment rights, laws, and regulations; and resources for employment programs and job accommodations for people with disabilities.
www.disability.gov

Patient Advocate Foundation

This national nonprofit is committed to helping patients diagnosed with chronic and life-threatening diseases overcome health-care-access obstacles. It helps safeguard people through effective mediation that assures access to care, maintenance of employment, and preservation of their financial stability.
www.patientadvocate.org

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