Spinal Cord Injury Personal Experience Interviews

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Employment and Returning to Work After Spinal Cord Injury

Personal experiences in these videos have been chosen from interviews with more than 100 people living with paralysis and spinal cord injury.


One year after injury, only 18% of people living with spinal cord injury are employed, rising to 25% after 10 years. The employment rate increases to 32% at 30 or more years post injury. The videos below answer two common questions about going back to work or finding employment after a spinal cord injury:


Q&A: How did you handle going back to work?

Q&A: What kind of work do you do?