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39th Annual Conference & Exhibits: July 31 - Aug 4, 2015
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Named for King Louis XVI of France in appreciation for his assistance during the Revolutionary War, Louisville was founded by George Rogers Clark in 1778. Joseph E. Seagram and Sons opened the world's largest distillery in Louisville following the repeal of prohibition. Thanks to companies such as Dupont, the city became the world's largest producer of synthetic rubber during World War II. In the reform-minded progressive era of the 1880's the city was the first in the nation to introduce the secret ballot, significantly reducing vote fraud. It was the first city in Kentucky to adopt zoning and planning measures to control and shape urban growth. Home to the first bridge designed exclusively for motor vehicles to cross the Ohio River, Louisville was also the birthplace of Mary Millicent Miller, the first woman in the United States to receive a steamboat master's license. The city has been home to a number of men and women who changed the face of American history. President Zachary Taylor was reared in surrounding Jefferson County, and two U.S. Supreme Court Justices, including Louis D. Brandeis, the first Jewish Justice, were from the city proper. John James Audubon was a local shopkeeper in the early years of his career, drawing birds in his spare time. Second Lt. F. Scott Fitzgerald, stationed at Camp Zachary Taylor during World War I, was frequent presence at the bar in the famous Seelbach Hotel, immortalized in the novel The Great Gatsby. Muhammad Ali, perhaps the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, was born in Louisville and won six Golden Glove tournaments in Kentucky.

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You are invited... network with the best of the best in the field of Driver Rehabilitation. learn from your peers and share your common experiences. speak with manufacturers and vendors offering adaptive mobility equipment and driving solutions. earn continuing education credits towards your CDRS certification renewal. expand your horizons with new concepts in driver training, evaluation & equipment prescriptions. see, touch, and explore new and innovative adaptive driving equipment & driving solutions. 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

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 17, 2015; a $50.00 handling fee will be charged. There will be no refunds for the ADED 2-day courses. ADED reserves the right to cancel seminars due to unforeseen/unavoidable circumstances at any time. ADED is not responsible for nonrefundable airline and hotel reservations that a participant incurred due to conference cancellation. All complaints relative to the content, instructor, facilities and registration procedures are to be directed to the ADED executive office: 200 1st Ave NW #505 Hickory NC 28601.
There will be no refunds for the ADED 2-day courses.


Hotel Room Reservations

Ask for the ADED conference room rate of $140.00 for a single or double occupancy. ADED rate is only available until July 8, 2015.
Hyatt Regency Louisville311 South 4th Street Louisville KY 40202 1.502.581.1234 // Click Here for Reservations


-Louisville International Airport (6.1-miles from Hyatt Regency Louisville). Airport code: Airport code: SDF

Ground Transportation

Ground transportation is available to/from Louisville International Airport (SDF): Sandollar Airport Shuttle 502.561.4022. $15 one way or $25 round trip*. Check for wheelchair accessibility. Taxi: rates vary per company, approximately $20 one way*. *rates subject to change.

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.



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 Sessions-  

Space is limited!  18 Soap Box Sessions are available and are awarded on a first come-first serve basis to those vendors submitting a completed proposal. 

SOAP BOX SESSION Call for Presentations-NOW CLOSED.

Poster Sessions-

Poster Session Call for Presentations-NOW CLOSED.
Case Studies: will be available upon request for study and reference only; no contact hours will be offered for case study completion.

Invitation to Exhibit-download exhibitor packet.



Certification Examination
ADED is the only professional organization to offer testing to become a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist. The 2015 test will be administered Tuesday August 4, 2015 (paper pencil administration). Computer based testing will also be available upon request. Paper/Pencil Administration: August 4, 2015 1:30 - 3:30 at Hyatt Regency Louisville. Computer Based Administration Testing will be available at up to 200 locations. Visit for details.                    CDRS EXAM HANDBOOK


Nominate your fellow members who have made an impact within the field of Driver Rehabilitation for public recognition. Winners will be announced at the awards banquet & dinner on Monday night. Deadline for submission May 31, 2015.

ADED attendees may apply for scholarship funding to attend conference, courses or to sit for the CDRS exam. Three scholarships opportunities are available.  
      ADED Memorial Scholarship

Provides financial assistance for the purpose of attending courses developed and provided by ADED. Up to five (5) $1000 scholarships per course will be awarded to eligible applicants.


Application period is now closed


The Spirit of Crescent Industries Scholarship

Various manufacturers and mobility equipment dealer members have generously contributed to this fund which supports ADED members to cover expenses associated with conference attendance. Each award is for $1250.



Application period is now closed


ADA Scholarship

To provide financial assistance to the professional Driver Rehabilitation Specialist for the purpose of sitting for the Certified Driver Rehabilitation exam based on need.



Application period is now closed


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Conference Schedule

Friday July 31, 2015
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: The Impact of Disability, Vision and Aging and Their Relationship to Driving along with Traffic Safety and Education for the Driver Rehabilitation Specialist
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


Saturday August 1, 2015
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 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 2, 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
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Meet and Greet with ADED President - ADED Booth Exhibit Hall
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch- Auto Manufacturer Panel
2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Seminars 1-3
5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Exhibitor Reception & Poster Presentations (Sessions held: 5:30-6:30, 8:00 -9:00)


Monday August 3, 2014
7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Breakfast -provided with registration
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open
8:30 a.m. Silent Auction Closes & winners announced
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Soap Box Sessions in Exhibit Hall
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ADED Annual Membership Meeting & Lunch
1:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.Certification Forum
1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Certification Forum
1:45 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seminars 4-7
5:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. ADED Chapter Meetings
6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Volunteer Reception - by invitation only
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Awards Banquet-Dinner and Live Auction: Provided with Registration

Tuesday August 4, 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, A Toolkit for Growth
9:15 a.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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