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Social & Scientific Systems: Investing in a Valued Employee
Employer Case Study: Read about a Social & Scientific Systems employee who returned to work after a spinal cord injury.
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After experiencing a spinal cord injury as a result of being hit by a car in 2009, Chanelle Houston, a research analyst, knew she wanted to get back to work as soon as medically feasible.
The feeling was mutual; her employer, Social & Scientific Systems in Silver Spring, Maryland, stood at the ready to make any accommodations she needed to do so. A video profile from the Campaign for Disability Employment shares their story.