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Epilepsy and Seizures

Special Concerns for TeenagersLife After High School

Growing up requires people to accept more responsibility. This includes taking responsibility for your medications, your health, and your actions. Doing well in school and preparing for the future are things to think about.

Many people with epilepsy go on to college. Others choose to work after high school. Talk to your guidance counselor about planning for life after high school. Talk to career counselors, advisors, and prospective employers about different jobs and careers. People with epilepsy are employed in a wide range of jobs, and many are very successful.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1992 makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against people with medical disabilities. However, there are some jobs that people with epilepsy cannot perform. These include piloting commercial airliners and working as long-haul truckers. The Epilepsy Foundation of America can offer guidance and information about employment and careers for people with epilepsy.

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