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September
13,
2018
Hurricane Florence is currently a dangerous Category 2 hurricane. The storm is expected to cause flash flooding, major river flooding and forceful winds along the coast of the Carolinas over the next several days Below are resources and
September
10,
2018
The summer 2018 issue of Shepherd Center's quarterly magazine is now available for download as a PDF file here. Subscribers to the print version will receive copies via postal mail in the coming days. Adolescents who sustain a spinal cord
September
07,
2018
Shepherd Center has been named one of Atlanta’s “Best Places to Work” in the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 15th annual ranking of 100 metro area companies. Shepherd Center was recognized as the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s #3 Best Place to Work in
September
05,
2018
Shepherd Center recently released AutoCoach 2.0. AutoCoach 2.0 is enhanced with a specific curriculum for parents who are training their teen drivers who have certain physical and/or cognitive disabilities. AutoCoach 2.0 is funded by a $100,000

Features

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September
24,
2018
Animal-assisted therapy can play an important part in the rehabilitation process for patients with spinal cord injury or acquired brain injury. Shepherd Center "employs" multiple therapy dogs who bring joy to patients and also help with
September
12,
2018
Assistive technology is the role technology plays in the way a person accesses their environment. For people living with disabilities, technology can provide alternative access and tools for daily activites. Shepherd Center's Assistive
August
30,
2018
She was 17 and missed her prom. Her prom! She’d even bought a dress. It was long and glittery and perfect. But a day or two after buying that rite-of-passage gown, as Abbie Williamson started to drive out of her Lawrenceville, Georgia, neighborhood,
August
24,
2018
Shepherd Center adolescent patients turned the Woodruff Plaza into a campground for an afternoon, taking the rehabilitation process outdoors for a cookout. Patients helped with food prep and grilling burgers and hot dogs. They also helped set up

Blogs

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June
13,
2018
Mentorship is a funny thing when it comes to fatherhood. If you are lucky, you have a dad or another father figure to emulate when the time comes to be a dad yourself. When you are a father with a physical disability, it may seem like no one can
May
13,
2018
The opening sentence of her essay reads, “Heroes do not need super powers; they simply need to show up when it counts. They need to be there in the good times and in the bad times.” At the time, I did not see myself a worthy subject for this
January
26,
2018
Caring for a person with a spinal cord or brain injury or a neurodegenerative disease can be challenging and overwhelming, especially in the early stages of diagnosis and rehabilitation. Ann Boriskie, founder and director of the Brain Injury Peer
Atlanta Magazine: Sarah Morrison in Women Making a Mark 2018opens in new window
Shepherd Center President and CEO Sarah Morrison has been recognized by Atlanta Magazine's Women Making a Mark program.
30
May
2018
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WJBF: Triumph Over Tragedyopens in new window
Christopher Grubisa shares, highlighting his progress at Shepherd Center as a patient who has experienced quadruple amputations.
08
May
2018
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11Alive: Sarah Morrison Executive Profileopens in new window
Executive Profiles: Shepherd Center CEO Sarah Morrison The local nonprofit rehab hospital has been helping people with disabilities for decades. Shepherd Center CEO Sarah Morrison sits down with David Rubinger on 'Atlanta Business Chronicle's BIZ'
23
Apr
2018
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Washington Post: Shepherd Smash Rugby Team Goes Undefeated at U.S. Quad Rugby Association’s 2018 Atlantic Sectional Tournamentopens in new window
Meant to engage athletes with disabilities to both their upper and lower bodies, wheelchair — or quad — rugby has become the world’s fastest-growing wheelchair sport, according to USQRA. Beyond the physical benefits and instilling confidence in people with disabilities — in and out of the gym — the sport also is a way to shatter stereotypes, players and supporters say.
25
Mar
2018
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