Questions to Consider:
- What limitations is the employee experiencing?
- How do these limitations affect the employee and the employee’s job performance?
- What specific job tasks are problematic as a result of these limitations?
- What accommodations are available to reduce or eliminate these problems? Are all possible resources being used to determine possible accommodations?
- Has the employee been consulted regarding possible accommodations?
- Once accommodations are in place, would it be useful to meet with the employee to evaluate the effectiveness of the accommodations and to determine whether additional accommodations are needed?
- Do supervisory personnel and employees need training?
Situations and Solutions:
An administrator was having problems handling stress and had some double vision from myasthenia gravis.
He was allowed to take rest breaks, assigned a support person in the workplace, and provided a reader as an accommodation.
A clerical worker with myasthenia gravis was missing a lot of work because of problems breathing, speaking, and walking.
She was allowed to work at home part-time and to communicate via e-mail as an accommodation.
A delivery person was having difficulty loading and unloading his truck due to lower extremity weakness from myasthenia gravis.
He was accommodated with a transfer to a less physically demanding delivery route.
A teacher with myasthenia gravis was having difficulty meeting the physical demands of her job due to muscle fatigue.
She was accommodated with a full-time teaching aid, frequently used supplies/equipment were moved closer to her desk, and she was allowed several short rest breaks during the day.
A hospital employee with myasthenia gravis was having difficulty walking.
She was accommodated with a parking space closer to her work-site and was provided a scooter to use at work.
JAN Publications & Articles Regarding Myasthenia Gravis
Consultants' Corner Articles
- A Support Person as an Accommodation
- Accommodations for Housekeeping/Janitorial Workers with Industrial Injuries
- Accommodations Related to Commuting To and From Work
- Best Practices for Addressing Requests for Ergonomic Chairs
- Confidentiality of Medical Information under the ADA
- Hidden Disabilities: Confidentiality and Travel
- No Related Disabilities available for Myasthenia Gravis
- No Articles available for Myasthenia Gravis