Step 2: Select the Limitation
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
CFS, also known as chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS), is a disorder characterized by profound fatigue that is not improved by bed rest and that may be worsened by physical or mental activity. Persons with CFS must often function at a substantially lower level of activity than they were capable of before the onset of illness. In addition to these key defining characteristics, patients report various nonspecific symptoms, including weakness, muscle pain, impaired memory and/or mental concentration, insomnia, and post-exertional fatigue lasting more than 24 hours. In some cases, CFS can persist for years.
Accommodations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We have compiled a non-inclusive list of limitations that result in common accommodation situations. In addition, you can find more information at JAN's A to Z Web page at: http://askjan.org/media/atoz.htm.
- Individual has difficulty concentrating.
- Individual is sensitive to extreme temperatures.
- Individual experiences fatigue and weakness.
- Individual experiences migraine headaches.
- Individual has difficulty dealing with stress.
- Individual has photosensitivity.