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Featured Article: Epilepsy

JAN Newsletter Featured Article

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.


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