“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?