Disability on the Job

Neurology Now
November/December 2007
Volume 3(6)
p 9
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In 1997 I was diagnosed with myasthenia gravis and advised my leadership at General Motors. I received support and consideration of the limitations on travel and the fatigue that come with this disease. I did, for general protection, investigate and became familiar with the ADA in case any issues did arise, which they didn't. I was subsequently given a substantial promotion in 1998 and later retired at that new level in 2003. While I perhaps had some apprehension during both experiences, I certainly was treated with care and thoughtfulness.

Ron A. Smith

Rochester, MI

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