My first seizure happened when I was a sophmore in high school , I simply stared for a minute or so. People told me I replied and functioned normally but I couldn't remember anything that happened and what was simply staring stretched on forever in my mind.
However, I was misdiagnosed with psycho-analytical seizures and told that expensive therapy would help me eventually get over it. This continued for a year and the seizures got worse in frequency and the things that happened during one (I went from staring to drooling, screaming, convulsions and loss of bladder control). I got a job right away after I turned 16, but I was let go for perfectly understandable reasons. After seeking a second opinion I was finally diagnosesed with epilepsy.
I'm 20 now and with the number of seizures I have during the month, effects of medication, my own job experience and not being able to drive limiting my job options, is there any recommened places I can apply to? I want to help my parents, who have been nothing but supportive, with the costs of hospital stays, medication and now college loans.
I've heard of online jobs, but it's hard to find one that isn't just a scams. Is there some kind of referal site I could go to? Would an epilepsy support group be able to help me with employment?