Sunday, April 18, 2021

Tag: Employment

Perspective on employment rates after spinal cord injury – 30 years after the ADA

Experts detail new paradigms of vocational rehabilitation that are fostering measurable progress in employment outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injury East Hanover, NJ. A team of experts in disability employment summarized advances in outcomes...

She broke her back mountain biking. Now she’s a Yale New Haven nurse.

NEW HAVEN — Lindsey Runkel says there are no inappropriate questions to ask her. There certainly are many questions to ask. Like, how does a nurse, paralyzed from the chest down, do her job from a...
Dinesh Palipana

Emergency Department Dr with a wheelchair

https://youtu.be/9GxtQo1Xj-s Dinesh Palipana was a young medical student with a promising career ahead of him, when a car accident left him with C6/7 spinal cord injury and facing life with tetraplegia. The abrupt change saw...

How can employers support workers with spinal injuries?

There has been slow progress in getting more disabled people into work, and those with spinal cord injuries have a particularly low employment rate. What can employers do to support them back to work,...

Debilitating accident doesn’t deter veterinary student

Mary Beth Davis defies odds to graduate from Oklahoma State Nearly a decade ago, Dr. Mary Beth Davis was told she would never walk again and that her dream of being a veterinarian was over. Defying...

Paralyzed former rock climber explores cutting-edge science in Toronto

Before a devastating rock-climbing accident paralyzed Michael Garton from the neck down, he never thought he would be trading in carabiners for test tubes. But when he went back to school for a degree in...

Paralyzed People Control the Robot Waiters at a Japanese Cafe

In a win-win outcome for patients with spinal cord injuries and Japanese startup tech company Ory Lab, robotic waiters are working full shifts, allowing spinal cord injury sufferers to work by proxy. Technological innovations, whether...

Man now works at same hospital that treated him after his spine injury

A man who rehabilitated from a spinal cord injury at Craig Hospital now works there and is giving back to others. Christopher Luna grew up in a small central Texas town of around 1,400...
Photographer Loren Worthington

Quadriplegic photographer Loren Worthington captures adaptive sports

https://youtu.be/6O6NLst__oc At 21 years old, Loren Worthington slid head first into third base, but when he collided with the pitcher’s knee, he was instantly paralyzed. However, two decades after the accident that broke his neck,...

NFL Draft agent doesn’t let spinal cord injury keep him from the pros

He is representing an offensive lineman in the upcoming NFL draft. ST. LOUIS – Jim Schottel is one of the most remarkable people you will ever meet. He could have given up after a terrible accident...