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  • Blog Post: Scholarships for Driving & CM Specialty Certification

    http://www.aota.org/Practice/Productive-Aging/Driving.aspx AND http://www.aota.org/Education-Careers/Advance-Career/Board-Specialty-Certifications/Driving-Community-Mobility.aspx NHTSA/AOTA Cooperative Agreement: The Pathways Project to Foster Occupational Therapist Engagement in Older Driver Rehabilitation...
  • Blog Post: Older Driver Safety Awareness Week (#ODSAW)

    Exciting things are happening during the annual Older Driver Safety Awareness Week,December 2 through 6, 2013, a week for "family contemplation". The first week of December is a week when many families gather and have the opportunity to talk about important issues. The safe mobility of aging...
  • Blog Post: Register TODAY for Free "We Need To Talk" driving Webinar Nov 18th

    Wondering how to start the "DRIVING" conversation Learn HOW! Register for a free webinar sponsored by AARP: We Need To Talk Facilitator training specifically for OT’s. Monday, November 18 th at 3pm Eastern Time. BONUS: a free manual and seminar DVD mailed to each registrant scheduling...
  • Blog Post: NHTSA Video Toolkit on Medical Conditions in Older Drivers

    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Older+Drivers/Video+Toolkit+On+Medical+Conditions NEWLY RELEASED!!! NHTSA produced a series of short videos to show how different medical conditions common among older drivers can impact driving abilities. These videos include on-the-road examples of how driving...
  • Blog Post: Fundamentals of Travel Training Administration Course ONLINE: August 5 – September 13

    Interested in learning more about "Community Mobility" and the role of Travel Training? Easter Seals is offering this FREE course on the fundamentals of Travel Training. Please pass this announcement on to others in your community who may be interested. Occupational Therapy can play a critical...
  • Blog Post: Apply for FREE CE- Driving and Community Mobility: Occupational Therapy Strategies across the Lifespan

    Driving and Community Mobility: Occupational Therapy Strategies across the Lifespan (Text plus Self Paced Clinical Course) What are you waiting for? Apply now for a limited number of free scholarships to earn 20 educational contact hours as you broaden your awareness and understanding of how occupational...
  • Blog Post: What worries you about future old age? Contribute to the AgeLab Survey...

    Dear Friends of the MIT AgeLab, We ask for 5 minutes of your time to take our exploratory study on worry about future old age, available through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AAnr6j3BpGSOPrkZi5goJv66bqI_yfR3h-ovAjg4AqM/viewform The link may be forwarded to anyone else you feel...
  • Blog Post: NEW NHTSA report looking at older driver rehabilitation

    Hot off the press - from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration! This report comes out of the NHTSA Office of Behavioral Safety Research headed by Kathy J. Sifrit, Ph.D. Kathy's group just posted a new report looking at older driver rehabilitation at http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles...
  • Blog Post: AOTA Conference SanDiego. Interested in Driving & Community Mobility?

    Looking forward to an action packed week! Come network with your colleagues in driving at the DRIVING RECEPTION sponsored by AAA and Genesis Rehab. Wednesday 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Hilton San Diego Bayfront. AQUA level, room 306AB. Spend time in the Transportation Zone sponsored by AARP. Check out the schedule...
  • Blog Post: The Alzheimer's Association's webpage on Driving

    http://www.alz.org/safetycenter/we_can_help_safety_driving.asp#resources The Alzheimer's Association recently launched a page on their website called The Dementia and Driving Resource Center. This site addresses questions and concerns on the topic of driving. This represents a significant move...
  • Blog Post: NHTSA invitation for comment on Guideline

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a draft Highway Safety Program Guideline 13 – Older Drivers and is seeking public comment. NHTSA's guidelines are the tools by which state and local safety leaders can benchmark their programs, and this is the first time...
  • Blog Post: Registration closes on October 20th!

    Registration for the FREE APP Approved NCST Sponsored webinar closes October 20th. This seminar adresses the question "now what"? What is occupaitonal therapy's role once our client has been told "no more driving"? National experts offer some suggested tools, resources and...
  • Blog Post: Florida "Shines" during Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

    http://www.safeandmobileseniors.org/FloridaCoalition.htm#Older_Driver_Awareness_Week The Florida Statewide Coalition is inspiring! They are offering CarFit Events all across Florida in an effort to reach out to seniors and enhance safety. Check out their website. I hope that the collaborations represented...
  • Blog Post: Have you taken advantage of these educational opportunities?

    http://www.easterseals.com/site/Calendar/1079371552?view=Detail&id=33322 Reminder that this webinar is posted, available free of charge, on the NCST website. Another Set of Keys: Unlocking the Doors to Mobility Options Beyond Driving ...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar- We Need To Talk Facilitator Training (includes opportunity for Guidebook and DVD)

    Looking for an activity for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week December 5 to 9, 2011? Offering a one hour community outreach seminar is an excellent way to reach out to your community, let others know about your services and offer valuable evidence-based information on the topic of driving. Plan one...
  • Blog Post: Free Webinar- Mobility Options Beyond Driving

    Another Set of Keys: Unlocking the Doors to Mobility Options Beyond Driving To Register go to: http://www.easterseals.com/site/Calendar/1041846401?view=Detail&id=33322 A webinar presented by the National Center on Senior Transportation, in partnership with the American Occupational...
  • Blog Post: FREE Publication Your Road Ahead: A Guide to Comprehensive Driving Evaluation

    Remember the call for subjects - when we were looking for practitioners who conduct driving evaluations and their clients who participated? Remember when we recruited for the FOCUS GROUPS held at conference in Houston? That research project with The MIT Age Lab, The Hartford Advance 50 Team and AOTA...
  • Blog Post: Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

    Planning for December 6 through December 10, 2010? Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is fast approaching. Please take a look at the suggested activities listed at www.aota.org/olderdriver Many families may gather in November and December. This could be considered a time for "family contemplation"...
  • Blog Post: Aspergers and Driving

    http://www.bidmc.org/DrivingWithAutism Check out the video on Aspergers and Driving. (click on the video box in the upper right corner of the webpage). Miriam Monahan is interviewed about the importance of occupational therapy's role when approaching the complex IADL of driving with students with...
  • Blog Post: July/August AJOT- see article on Driving Simulation*Combat Veterans*Mild TBI & PTSD

    Remember, you can access AJOT articles on-line at http://ajot.aotapress.net/content/65/4/419 page 419 - Simulated Driving Performance of Combat Veterans With Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Pilot Study ( Sherrilene Classen, PhD, Charles Levy, MD, Dustin L. Meyer, SSG...
  • Blog Post: "Chats" - join us for Talkshoe Chats

    http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=124114&cmd=tc Would you like the opportunity to "chat" with experts? The AOTA Driving Initiative is adding a new avenue to listen, learn and interact. The Talkshoe chats are topical, free and packed full of good information....
  • Blog Post: AOTA Website Frontpage- Carol Wheatley Interview

    AOTA launches Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. Did you catch this fantastic interview with Carol Wheatley? I t is such a joy to capture opportunities for the public to learn more about driving rehabilitation and the amazing professionals that provide this service. Kuddos to Carol!!
  • Blog Post: National Transportation Safety Board

    The good news is that senior driver deaths are on the decline, actually most traffic fatalities are declining. We hope that our efforts are having a positive impact!! The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wanted to better understand the issues around senior driver safety, the initiatives in...
  • Blog Post: WS300 ODI: Opportunities for Program Development -Saturday session in Orlando

    Greetings! I have just returned from conference in Orlando. Personally, Conference offers me the opportunity to be inspired and to refresh my commitment to serving our clients through the skills and talents of occupational therapy practice. This year was no exception! The talented people I met, the work...
  • Blog Post: Computerized Assessment/ Driving Evaluation (an article about DriveAble)

    As many of you following this blog are aware- the pursuit of the "test" for driving competence is ongoing, is not simple and clearly points to no single tool that is universally accepted. The struggle to minimize staff time and the expense associated with specialized testing unavoidably encourages...