Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources

If you are getting disability benefits, but are interested in working, Social Security's work incentives and Ticket to Work programs may be right for you.  Find out more about special rules and guidelines for everything from working while receiving SSDI to the appeals process to overpayment and many other disability-related concerns. View all available publications at:

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Legal Aid Society: Employmant Law Center

180 Montgomery Street Suite 600
San Francisco , CA 94104
(415) 864-8848

Individuals with actual or perceived disabilities are particularly vulnerable to discrimination in employment. The law protects many people with disabilities, including people with mental health or other “hidden” disabilities, from employment-related discrimination. In addition, the law may require that an employer eliminate barriers for workers with disabilities and provide other reasonable accommodations that allow these workers to perform their jobs.  The available fact sheets will help to answer your questions about state and federal employment laws, reasonable accommodation, Family Medical Leave and more.

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United States Department of Labor

200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20210
(866) 444-3272

The Department administers a variety of Federal labor laws, including COBRA and FMLA, to guarantee workers' rights to safe and healthful working conditions, freedom from employment discrimination, unemployment insurance, and other topics. Visitors to this Web site can use keywords such as "COBRA" or "FMLA" to search for articles and pertinent fact sheets.
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Rosalind Jaffe, known as the "Chronic Illness Career Coach," writes extensively about chronic illness and the workplace. Those who are unemployed or underemployed may want to consider adding their name to the "Back to Work" waiting list; a small program Rosalind maintains for those who are unable to afford her regular coaching fee. Visit the site's Blog for even more information about working with a chronic illness.
Listed in: Working with PD and Disclosure & Accommodation
This Web site contains many disability-related resources across a wide range of topics including health, housing, technology, transportation and employment. Information about job/career planning, illness disclosure, accommodation and self-employment are just some of the employment categories covered. Visitors to this Web site can also search local job banks for employment opportunities by clicking "Employment" the "Jobs and Career Planning".
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Find Local Assistance

Your local Information and Referral Center Coordinator can provide you with referrals and make sure you know about the educational and support activities available in your community.