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Finding Employment

I have had interest in moving to United States but would like to know what are employers approach to taking on a person with Epilepsy?

I know fully the main problem is a "Lack of knowledge" as many people think there is only one way of suffering and that is by means of a Tonic Clonic seizure AKA Grandmal. As you are aware there are over 30 different kinds of seizures today.

I suffer with "Clusters" of Simple partial seizures, even though i remain concious and aware of what is going on it is still a discomfort putting up with the sensation of the seizure every 30 minutes throughout the day for a total of 2 days.

I have Fear of moving to United States as there is very little support if you have no job, i am willing to move and go to work but finding a company to employ a person with epilepsy on your records is not easy.

Anyone in US have any experience in finding employment?

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I think I might be able to help. As long as your seizures are under control you should be able to find a job in the. U.S. If for some reason you can't work for an extended period of time you will qualify for unemployment.  
You can also register with the Americas with disabilities, and get help finding a job. Any more questions feel free to ask, and I will try and help you.
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I have siezures and had no problem finding jobs. Yes as long as they do not effect your ability to work you are fine. If this is a problem and will effect your work there is many options here to help. First off you can get temporary or full disabilty which will give you a monthly income. Also due to the disabilty act an employer can not hold medical against. Now if it puts you or anyone else in danger than that might me another story such as an equipment operator. I would do some research but don't see a problem.
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Many thanks for your reply and information, i knowmy seizures does not put me or anyone else at risk. Over the years i have been asked
( do i have any health problems ?)

I have explained about Epilepsy but due to a lack of knowledge every person who has interviewed me tends to think if you have Epilepsy everyone suffers the same with a Tonic Clonic / Grandmal seizure

As you and i am aware the only one that will know different is those issuing Disability!!!

I would do some research in applying for jobs but you have to be a citizen of the United states which i am not at present.
I have to be careful as i travel on a tourist Visa and not allowed to be seeking or looking for work.

Many Thanks

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