Job Issue #1 – Actually Getting to Work

According to epilepsy.com:

“Finding and keeping a good job can be one of the biggest challenges facing adults with epilepsy. Having a job is important for raising self-esteem, supporting a family, and affording health insurance. However, surveys show that unemployment rates among people with epilepsy are higher than for the general population. Here are some of the common reasons:

  • Lack of transportation
  • Lack of training, skills, or on-the-job experience
  • Negative attitude of employers towards epilepsy
  • Negative attitude of co-workers “

Lack of Transportation can be a huge problem for some people with epilepsy.  You can’t drive six months after having a seizure.  How are you supposed to get to and from work?   We all need money for those basic necessities in life including health insurance.

There are more options for people with epilepsy today to solve this problem.  Some creative solutions include:  working from home, car pooling, using public transportation, moving closer to work, or moving closer to the public transportation.   Can you think of any other creative solutions to the lack of transportation problem?

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6 thoughts on “Job Issue #1 – Actually Getting to Work

  1. Can you please underline, bold print and caps Lack of Transportation? This has to be the most frustrating aftermath of a seizure! While living in rural areas, no commuting or finding work close to home is always rather challenging.

    I have yet to find a solution but have always adored people that understand the loss of independence I feel and step up to help me out. So, if you are reading this and do not have epilepsy or another limitation, please, please, please offer rides to those who do not have licenses. On a humorous note, I always think we should sell our “walk everywhere diet” to those looking for ways to strengthen their legs. 🙂

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  2. I heard that if there isn’t public trans near your area you can get regular rates and they’ll come get you in your area. I’m trying to find this out online myself. I haven’t found the resource yet.

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      • Hi! I just got out of a hospital, and am just seeing your comment right now. I can’t work. I’m going on disability as my movement disorder came back full blast, if not worse. Oh, well. I’m writing songs now. But they have a van that comes around and picks people up around here for .35 a mile, and then when I get accepted (if I mean) for state disability, I’ll only have to pay 2-5 dollars/ride, even if it’s 30 miles away! Yay. 🙂

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