JAN receives many questions about epilepsy and has developed resources to help employers, individuals with disabilities, and service providers learn what accommodations might help.
Epilepsy is a chronic brain disease that causes repeated seizures due to abnormal electrical signals produced by brain cells that don’t signal properly. A burst of uncontrolled electrical activity within brain cells causes a seizure. Seizures can include changes to awareness, muscle control (muscles may twitch or jerk), sensations, emotions, and behavior. Epilepsy is also called a seizure disorder.
Learn about accommodating individuals with epilepsy in the workplace. Read JAN’s Accommodation and Compliance: Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder.