News

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November
17,
2017
November 4 marked one of Shepherd Center’s finest hours – a triumph of great philanthropy, showing the high esteem in which the nationally recognized spinal cord, brain injury and related conditions treatment center is held by Atlantans.
November
13,
2017
Shepherd Center volunteer and Brain Injury Peer Visitor Association Director Ann Boriskie was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) annual Hospital Hero Awards luncheon Nov.
October
16,
2017
Shepherd Center, in collaboration with MobileSmith, has added a home-based exercise program to its free mobile app SCI-Ex, which promotes fitness for people with spinal cord injury (SCI). The update includes video demonstrations of adaptive exercise
October
09,
2017
Shepherd Center is collaborating with Microsoft to collect user feedback on the accessibility and usability of its products and services from people with disabilities. The Accessibility User Research Collective (AURC) now connects Shepherd

Features

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November
16,
2017
Patients with catastrophic injury face a higher severity of illness requiring complex medical management. As medical complexity evolves in the course of rehabilitation, Shepherd Center assures access to specialized medical needs. A team of
November
14,
2017
There’s a picture on James Carnes’ Handi-Capable Facebook page of a bright blue motorized cage called a rock crawler lying on its side on a Tennessee mountain, knobby tires spinning in the air. The caption, written by his incredulous
November
08,
2017
Ashley Payne, 28, has always had two passions: animals and the outdoors. That’s why the photo here means so much to her. The picture was taken in August 2017, a year after a neurological attack left Ashley unable to walk or even crawl. The
November
03,
2017
After rehabilitation for a spinal cord or brain injury, Shepherd Center provides assistance from vocational rehabilitation case managers for those wishing to return to work. They assist clients in returning to their previous jobs, pursuing new

Blogs

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November
23,
2017
The last few months of the year – and also the first few of the next one – give us the opportunity to both reflect in gratitude of the year passed and also to anticipate the promises of the year ahead. At Shepherd Center, we are
November
22,
2017
Though often called the most wonderful time of the year, the holidays can present challenges, especially for those with a disability. Here are some tips for keeping the focus on family and fun. 1. Family The holidays can be stressful with family
July
06,
2017
By Edelle Field-Fote, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA Director of SCI Research and Co-Project Director, Shepherd Center SCIMS Program The year 1970 seems like a lifetime ago. Richard Nixon was president, and the United States was still embroiled in
After son's "near death" accident, mom's on mission to change dorm policyopens in new window
At the age of 20, Clark Jacobs had to fight to learn how to walk and talk again.
12
Sep
2017
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Freak accident inspires new rules over college bed railsopens in new window
For the first time this semester, the University System of Georgia is requiring campuses statewide to offer bed safety rails for students for free.
09
Aug
2017
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