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Podcast Discusses Disability Employment and Accessibility in the Workplace

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 employment options or preparing them for employment in the future.

Case managers make recommendations and help implement workplace accommodations to support the client’s independence and autonomy. Additionally, case managers educate employers and help manage clients’ disability benefits whether it’s through Social Security or their own long term disability plans.

In a new podcast with Shepherd Center Radio, Shepherd vocational specialist and peer support liaison Zachary Bradley discusses workplace accessibility for people with disabilities. 

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Zachary Bradley is a vocational specialist and peer support liaison at Shepherd Center. He sustained a spinal cord injury in May 2011 when a tree fell on his car during a thunderstorm. After several months at Shepherd Center, he returned to Clayton State University, where he was a freshman attending on a basketball scholarship. He graduated with a degree in health and fitness management in 2014 and completed a master’s degree in clinical rehabilitation counseling at Georgia State University in 2017. He has shared his stories and tips for those who want to return to school and work to Shepherd Center patients for the past two years, first as a volunteer peer mentor and now as a staff member.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.