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Phillip Rumrill

Employment Concerns and VR Considerations for People with Multiple Sclerosis
Phillip Rumrill, Ph.D., CRC, Kent State University


This presentation describes several research studies related to the employment issues that face Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS) as they attempt to seek, secure, and maintain jobs following diagnosis with this unpredictable and intrusive disease. Medical and psychosocial aspects of MS are presented, as are implications for vocational rehabilitation policy and practice.

Phillip Rumrill, Ph.D., CRC, is a Professor and Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program and Director of the Center for Disability Studies at Kent State University.  He is also the Founding Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Employment Assistance Service, which provides vocational services and supports to people with multiple sclerosis across the United States.  Dr. Rumrill received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Keene State College in New Hampshire and his doctorate from the University of Arkansas.