Accessibility in Public Spaces and Wheelchair Etiquette
Peer Support Manager Pete Anziano speaks to Shepherd Center Radio in a new podcast.
Download the podcast as an audio file above, or access it at shepherd.org/radio.
Shepherd Center’s Peer Support Program connects recently injured individuals with others with a similar injury level, age and lifestyle to encourage greater independence, serve as support and share coping skills. In this podcast, Pete describes the role of the Peer Support Program in the rehabilitation process.
Pete also discusses navigating accessibility in new environments, preconceptions about individuals with disabilities and wheelchair etiquette Dos and Don’ts.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.