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Application of Adaptive Vehicle Modifications - RESNA is hosting this program and will be handling registration for the course.

2/6/2020 to 2/7/2020
When: February 6-7, 2020
8:00 AM - 5 PM each day
Where: RESNA Headquarters
2020 M Street NW, 7th floor
Washington, District of Columbia 
United States
Contact: Lynn Rocap

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Application of Adaptive Vehicle Modifications


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Course Description


This 2-day course is ideal for those desiring knowledge of adaptive driving equipment as well as the process for prescribing and delivering such equipment to individuals with disabilities. Topics will cover adaptive driving equipment assessment, low tech equipment options, high tech driving systems, writing prescriptions, vehicle / equipment fitting and wheelchair passenger accommodations. The course also covers collaboration with local mobility equipment dealers and drivers for best-fit options.




Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

        Analyze the taxonomy used in driver rehabilitation and vehicle modifications.

        Describe various client vehicle transfer options.

        Discuss key principles in driver positioning and vehicle fit.

        Compare and differentiate between low tech equipment and high tech driving systems.

        Analyze primary and secondary driving control modification options for drivers with various disabilities.

        Discuss documentation elements and best practice with respect to vehicle adaptations and adaptive vehicle prescription writing.

        Compare various mobility device stowage, securement and carrier options.

        Assess vehicle and equipment fitting.

        Develop effective collaboration with the mobility equipment dealer.

        Discuss key principles of securement for wheelchair dependent drivers and passengers.


Schedule: This course will run 8 AM - 5 PM each day with an hour for lunch (on your own) and a brief am and pm break.
Location: RESNA - 2025 M Street NW, Washington, District Of Columbia


Presented by: Bryan Garrison, RKT, CDRS

Bryan Garrison is a Kinesiotherapist from Jackson, Mississippi. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi, acquiring a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education, with a major in Kinesiotherapy in 2004. He began working in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Biloxi Mississippi as a student intern. He then moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 2005 to work as a Kinesiotherapist in the spinal cord injury department there. Bryan worked in Memphis, Tennessee for 8 ½ years, before transferring to the James A. Haley Veterans Administration Hospital in Tampa, Florida. In 2015 he was selected as the supervisor of the Kinesiotherapy department. His job responsibilities include serving as a direct supervisor to a staff of 20 Kinesiotherapist as well as still performing some duties as a certified driver rehab specialist.

Bryan is a member of the ADED Speaker's Bureau, has presented at the NMEDA Annual Conference and Soap Box Sessions. Bryan is the President of ADED's Florida Chapter. He also serves as the Keeper of Records and Seals at the MacDill Air Force Base chapter of Omega Psi Phi where he handles all activities for that chapter. Bryan has been a member of ADED since 2008. Bryan completed his certification for CDRS in 2013.

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