Ask Congress to help make returning to work easier for stroke survivors
We believe that stroke survivors should have access to the support and resources they need in order to return to work after a stroke. You can help us ensure that this access is provided.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) offers free assistance on workplace accommodations over the phone (800-526-7234 or TTY 877-781-9403) and online to people, including stroke survivors, with physiscal or cognitive limitations that affect employment. JAN's services include one-on-one consultation about:
- Job accommodations;
- Requesting and negotiating accommodations; and
- Rights under the Americans With Disablilities Act (ADA) and other laws.
Congress is considering legislation that seeks to address stroke survivors' return-to-work issues. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), who are stroke survivors themselves, have introduced legislation encouraging JAN to promote awareness and assistance among employers to enable stroke survivors to return to work. How can you help make this happen? We've made it easy for you to call your representatives in Congress to let them know how important this issue is to you and to the stroke community.
Please call your representatives in Congress to let them know how important this issue is to you and to the stroke community.