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Return to Work Action Alert

Over half of all stroke survivors are able to return to work within six months of their strokes. Often, however, stroke survivors don't have access to the resources to get back into the workforce. We believe that stroke survivors should have access to the support and resources they need in order to return to work after a stroke and you can help us ensure that this access is provided by asking Congress to support the Return to Work Awareness Act.

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Background

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) offers free assistance on workplace accommodations over the phone (800-526-7234 or TTY 877-781-9403) and online to people, including stroke survivors, with physical or cognitive limitations that affect employment. JAN’s services include one-on-one consultation about:

  • Job accommodations;
  • Requesting and negotiating accommodations; and
  • Rights under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws.

Congress is considering legislation that seeks to address stroke survivors’ return-to-work issues. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), a stroke survivor herself, has introduced HR 4560, the Return to Work Awareness Act, encouraging JAN to promote awareness and assistance among employers to enable stroke survivors to return to work. Please ask your member of Congress to support this piece of legislation today!

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