For many Connecticut spinal cord injury victims, rehabilitation is the first step on the path to freedom. It is important for the injured person to work since that is the first step toward gaining self-confidence and financial independence. This holds true for any spinal cord injury victim across the United States, including people in Connecticut.
The rehabilitation process starts with an assessment of the job market. A spinal cord injury patient may be interested in a particular job in a specific industry, but if the industry does not have openings, that person will need to consider a different sector of the job market. The patient's rehabilitation counselor may be able to help the person assess job opportunities. The rehabilitation counselor may also help with tasks, wages and other preparation that the person may have to undertake.