This two-day course is ideal for those new to the field of driver rehabilitation. The skills and knowledge needed to establish an adaptive driving program or become a new staff member for an established program will be discussed and shared. Topics of the course include: program development, behind the wheel training techniques, introduction to adaptive driving equipment and program documentation. Also discussed will be collaboration with mobility equipment dealers, family and medical team members.
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• The basic components of a driver clinical and behind the wheel assessment
• Resources for collaboration within the driver rehabilitation community
• Necessary and optional components for starting a driver rehabilitation program
• The roles of other professionals involved in independent and adapted mobility
ADED SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE:
- $650-non member
- $500 ADED member discounted rate. Not a member? Join TODAY and take advantage of discounted rate!
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
C. Dan Allison, MS, OTR/L, ATP, CDRS
Dan Allison is a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. Previously employed at Mississippi State University’s T.K. Martin Center, Dan worked primarily in the areas of adaptive driving evaluation/training, vehicle modification recommendations, and seating/mobility assessments. Dan completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University and obtained a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at Western Michigan University, with an emphasis on disabled driver rehabilitation. His research interests include wheelchair transportation/occupant restraint and CDL / Class 8 driver rehabilitation. Prior to his OT career, Dan worked in the transportation / towing industry, holding a Class A CDL with over 1.5 million miles behind the wheel. His memberships include ADED, AOTA, MSOTA, RESNA and NMEDA.
Leah Belle, OTR/L, CDI, CDRS
Leah Belle is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS). She has 27 years of rehabilitation experience, with 14 of those years in the field of Driver Rehabilitation. She is an active member of the Georgia / South Carolina Chapter of ADED and has served as Chapter President for several years. On an ADED national level, Leah served as a committee member developing the Fundamentals of Driver Rehabilitation Course and as a member of the Research and the Publications Committees. She is currently the chair of ADED’s Education Committee. For the past 6 years, Leah has been involved in research concerning older drivers as a member of a collaborative team that includes Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital and Clemson University.