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38th Annual Conference & Exhibits: August 1-5, 2014 | Buffalo NY
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Get ready for architectural masterpieces by Frank Lloyd Wright and others, world class modern art at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, touring Broadway productions at the magnificent Shea's Performing Arts Center, the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, a fascinating history, and countless festivals and events, because Buffalo is alive with things to do and discover! If shopping is your thing, you'll find everything from hip boutiques in Buffalo's trendy Elmwood Village neighborhood to major department stores at a number of local shopping centers and malls, including the Walden Galleria. Sports fan? Buffalo has a wealth of options, including the Bills, Sabres, AAA baseball's Bisons, world-class fishing, great skiing, and college and amateur sports. And, on top of incredible entertainment, art and culture, we have a natural wonder - Niagara Falls - just 20 minutes away.



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You are invited...

...to network with the best of the best in the field of Driver Rehabilitation.
...to learn from your peers and share your common experiences.
...to speak with manufacturers and vendors offering adaptive mobility equipment and driving solutions. ...to earn continuing education credits towards your CDRS certification renewal.
...to expand your horizons with new concepts in driver training, evaluation & equipment prescriptions.
...to see, touch, and explore new and innovative adaptive driving equipment & driving solutions.
...to sit for the DRS examination; the only multidisciplinary credentialing program in US and Canada.

ADED welcomes first time attendees and know that you will find a group of cheerful, welcoming and helpful colleagues thrilled that you have decided to join this exciting and rewarding field. Returning attendees can expect professional, educational courses designed to increase your knowledge and enhance your skills. All attendees are sure to enjoy and benefit from time spent with our vendors who are available to answer all your questions about new and exciting equipment and driving controls.

From the Executive Director

ADED’s Annual Conference and Exhibits is THE place that driver rehabilitation professionals, equipment vendors and manufacturers come together to share concepts, insights and advances in the field. Educational workshops combined with an extensive exhibit hall experience offer attendees a full range of opportunities to expand knowledge, explore new concepts and connect with others in the field.

ADED is unique in that our members come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from driver education to allied health professionals to equipment manufacturers and vehicle modification professionals. It is because of these varied backgrounds that, together, we offer quality and comprehensive services to our customers.

Changes in the field are constant and the educational needs of our members are expanding. To reach these needs, all programs at conference are chosen to offer attendees current and upcoming educational material. All seminars, workshops and courses are approved for CDRS recertification.

Elizabeth Green, OTR/L, CDRS
Executive Director

Conference Information

Confirmations/Refunds
Confirmation receipts will be e-mailed. All cancellations for workshops and conference must be made in writing to the ADED Executive Office on or prior to July 15, 2014; a $50.00 handling fee will be charged.
There will be no refunds for the ADED 2-day courses.

Niagra Falls

Hotel Room Reservations

Ask for the ADED conference room rate of $134.00 for a single or double occupancy. ADED rate is only available until June 30, 2014.
Hyatt Regency Buffalo 2 Fountain Plaza Buffalo NY 14202-4950 1.888.421.1442 // Click Here for Reservations

Airports

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (9.5-miles from Hyatt Regency Columbus). Airport code: BUF

Ground Transportation

Ground transportation is available to/from Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF): *ITA Shuttle Service 716.633.8294. $18 one way or $36 round trip. **Not wheelchair accessible. However the hotel can arrange for accessible taxi service at the same cost as shuttle. Taxi– rates vary per company. The Niagara Frontier Transit Authority (NFTA) also runs an Airport-Downtown Express Shuttle. This shuttle runs non-stop service between the airport and Buffalo's central business district, making its first stop in front of the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. One-way fare (in most cases) is $2.50. Service runs weekdays, approximately every 30 minutes, during peak drive time. *rates subject to change.

Dress
Casual is recommended for all sessions and receptions. ADED Awards Banquet dress is cocktail/evening attire. Please bring a sweater or jacket. The temperature in meeting rooms may be cool.

CDRS Contact Hours
The ADED courses, workshops, seminars, product demonstrations and completion of case studies have been approved for CDRS contact hours. A total of 35 contact hours are available to those attending ADED 2-day courses and all conference opportunities offered.

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Exhibit Area
More than 10 hours of unopposed exhibit time have been scheduled to provide ample time for meeting with and gathering information from the exhibitors.
Soap Box and Poster Sessions will offer up to 4 contact hours in exhibit hall. Poster Session Call for Presentations-closed. Soap Box deadline to apply: May 1, 2014 Soap Box Application Form
Case Studies: will be available upon request for study and reference only; no contact hours will be offered for case study completion.

Exhibitor Information
2014 Exhibitors: Reserve your space today! Click here for information for the Invitation to Exhibit

2014 Sponsors: sign up now for sponsorships and increase your visibility with our attendees! Deadline: May 1, 2014 Click here to discover a package that fits your budget.

Certification Examination
ADED is the only professional organization to offer testing to become a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist. The 2014 test will be administered Tuesday August 5, 2014. Pre-registration is required. The exact time and location of the test will be sent to applicants approved by Applied Measurement Professionals. Deadline to apply: July 1, 2014 Click Here for Details.

AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Do you know someone who is deserving of one of ADED's greatest recognitions? ADED is awarding individuals and groups for Distiguished Service, Achievement, and Research and Applied Engineering, among others. Be sure to nominate them now before its too late. Deadline for nominations: May 31, 2014 Click Here for Details.

Scholarship Application

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIOnS
ADED attendees may apply for scholarship funding to attend conference, course or sit for CDRS exam. Three scholarships opportunities are available, ADA (to support those sitting for the exam), ADED Memorial Fund (to support those attending 2-day course) and the Spirit of Crescent Industries (to support those attending conference).

Scholarship application (required for all applicants)

ADA Scholarship application (additional application required for those applying for ADA funding)



= Want more info? Check out the Conference Brochure Here
Register Online HERE

Conference Schedule

Friday August 1, 2014
7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration booth open
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast-provided with registration
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADED Courses: Introduction to Driver Rehab and Vehicle Modification
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch–provided with registration
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADED Board of Directors Meeting

Downtown

Saturday August 2, 2014
7:00a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration booth open
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast-provided with registration
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ADED Courses continue
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Workshops
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Exhibitor Orientation/Registration
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Vehicle Move In and Exhibit Set Up
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch-provided with registration
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Dinner: available for purchase
6:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Product Demonstrations-exhibit hall

Sunday August 3, 2014
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration booth open
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast-provided with registration
7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Worship Service: open to all attendees
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ADED Conference Opening and Keynote
10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. First Time Attendee Orientation-(Mentor Program)
10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Exhibits: Open to the Public
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch-provided with registration
1:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seminars 1-4
5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. General Session-auto manufacturer panel
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Exhibitor Reception & Soap Box Sessions (Sessions held: 7:00-9:00)

Buffalo Bisons

Monday August 4, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Breakfast -provided with registration
8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 a.m. Silent Auction Closes & winners announced
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Poster Presentations in Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m. Lunch-provided with registration
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ADED Annual Membership Meeting
11:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Closes
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Certification Forum
1:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seminars 5-7
5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ADED Chapter Meetings
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Volunteer Reception - by invitation only
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Awards Banquet-Dinner and Live Auction: Provided with Registration

Tuesday August 5, 2014
7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Breakfast-provided with registration
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. General Session-The Pathways Project Update
9:15a.m. to 12:30p.m. Seminars 8-11
1:30p.m. to 3:30p.m. CDRS Certification Exam: details are sent with testing information.



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Register Online HERE

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