Peer Support Advisor
Disability: C7 quadriplegia
Age of onset: 36
Uses assistive technology? Yes
Specifically: Manual wheelchair; car hand controls; speech technology
Occupation: Unemployed lawyer
Education: Graduate degree
Primary language: English
Languages spoken: English
To help my children succeed, to achieve financial independence and to help others.
Reasons for wanting to be a Peer Support Advisor: I've been an advisor since my injury because it meant so much to me when I was in the hospital to have experienced "wheelies" visit me. I am insightful about what difficulties lay ahead. I am straightforward and personable. I try to have a sense of curiosity and a senses of humor as part of my approach to disability.
Prefers to work with: Inpatients, outpatients and community members
Areas of interests/expertise: Coping with disability, independent living skills, education, driving and transportation, health issues, safety and abuse, recreation, relationships, intimacy, parenting, depression and mental health
For More Information
To learn more about the Sharp Rehabilitation Peer Support Advisor Program, please call 858-939-6709 or send us an email. To contact Michael Neth, be sure to include Michael's name in your message.
To learn more about Sharp's rehabilitation services or to find a Sharp-affiliated physician who can refer you to a physical therapist, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm. To find general information about rehabilitation, visit Rehabilitation in Adult Health or read the Rehabilitation News archive.