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What are good jobs for epileptics?

What are good jobs for epileptics?

People with epilepsy are successfully employed in a variety of jobs that might be considered high-risk: police officer, firefighter, welder, butcher, construction worker, etc. Epilepsy is a highly variable disorder and it is difficult to generalize about safety issues.

Is epilepsy considered a disability in Australia?

Even if a person does not consider themselves as having a disability, and do not experience any significant limitations or their epilepsy is completely controlled by medications, they are still protected by the Federal Disability Discrimination Act of 1992 (DDA).

Can you be a firefighter if you have seizures?

There are no federal laws barring people with epilepsy from working as a firefighter, police officer, correctional officer or in other law enforcement officer (LEO) jobs. In fact, federal civil rights law, and many state laws, may protect your right to work in these professions.

What jobs can you not do with epilepsy?

If you have seizures, you may not be able to do jobs that risk your safety or the safety of other people. These include: jobs that involve driving. working at heights, near open water or fire.

Do you have to tell your employer you have epilepsy?

No. The ADA does not require applicants to voluntarily disclose that they have epilepsy or another disability unless they will need a reasonable accommodation for the application process (for example, permission to bring a service animal to an interview).

Can you get Centrelink for epilepsy?

Eligibility. If you have epilepsy you may be eligible for funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This comes as a surprise to many people with epilepsy, as they often don’t consider their epilepsy to be a disability.

Can epileptics drive in Australia?

It is a legal requirement that you notify your state driving authority that you have epilepsy or have had a seizure. You are responsible for making sure you are well enough to drive safely – by keeping good seizure control and complying with your medical treatment.

Can I join the military with epilepsy?

Epilepsy (345) occurring beyond the sixth birthday, unless the applicant has been free of seizures for a period of five years while taking no medication for seizure control, and has a normal electroencephalogram (EEG) is disqualifying.

Can you join the FBI with epilepsy?

The Federal Bureau of Investigations does not have a policy restricting the employment of people with epilepsy or a medical history of seizures. Each applicant’s fitness for duty is reviewed on an individual basis by medical staff as required by Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Do you have to tell your boss you have epilepsy?

Do I need to tell my employer if I have epilepsy?

If your epilepsy could cause a health or safety risk to you or anybody else, you must tell your employer about it. This is the law.

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