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  • Blog Post: Thank you OT Association of California (OTAC)

    I had the privilege of attending the OTAC conference last weekend, joining their energetic RA Rep Marlene Steele in the AOTA exhibit and offering two conference seminars. The exhibit was filled with books and factsheets and resources and we enjoyed chatting with a steady stream of practitioners. The...
  • Blog Post: Survey Request - Please respond TODAY!

    Final Survey Request: For those that have already completed the survey we thank you for your contribution. This is a FINAL REQUEST for your input. We have extended the deadline to 1 PM Friday 10/28/11 . Surveys are our way to gather your “driving specialist” voice- and the information...
  • Blog Post: Report: CarFit in Florida

    I wanted to let you know that Fran Carlin-Rogers announced the posting of this recent report looking at Florida CarFit data: Greetings friends. I want to share a recent report conducted for the Florida Department of Transportation and the Senior Resource Alliance on the impact that the CarFit...
  • Blog Post: The priority is safety! Be informed...

    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Senior-Drivers Today's theme of Older Driver Safety Awareness week is about addressing changes. Important messages include “it is about function, not age", and "awareness of options is critical to making informed choices". Take the time today to check out...
  • Blog Post: NCST Distance Learning posted on NCST website

    Greetings! I am passing along an announcement describing a distance learning opportunity that may interest you. Let us know what you thought! Elin Distance learning opportunity from the National Center on Senior Transportation. Resources and Tools for Older Driver Safety and Transitioning was a session...
  • Blog Post: Free webinar on Family Conversations and Driving

    We Need to Talk…Family Conversations with Older Drivers Facilitator Training A free one-hour online training presented by the AARP Driver Safety Program and the American Occupational Therapy Association Attendees will learn how to conduct a We Need to Talk (WNTT) one-hour seminar offering...
  • Blog Post: Calculating the "walk-ability", "bike-ability" and transit options by location!

    http://www.walkscore.com/ This website offers a very interesting tool. You can explore the walk-ability or bike-ability or transit access of any location - and easily see the surrounding businesses, etc. It also offers a basic calculator looking at living expenses calculating income, rent and transportation...
  • Blog Post: Article in the Washington Post

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/dr-gridlock/2010/12/focused_on_older_driver_safety.html
  • Blog Post: Assessment of Readiness for Mobility Transition

    Tomorrow (Wednesday) we have another educational opportunity sponsored by our colleagues at the National Center for Senior Transportation (NCST ). This free audio conference places an evidence based tool guiding Mobility Counseling in the hands of the informed! NCST Announcement: Dr. Tom Meuser...
  • Blog Post: AOTA Conference in Orlando

    I am busily preparing for a fantastic conference in Orlando! Those interested in driving rehabilitation will have many sessions to choose from - I have attached a list of sessions for easy reference. The Transportation Zone in the EXPO is sponsored by AARP this year and will offer a wide range of resources...
  • Blog Post: Gathering ideas for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Dec 3 to 7, 2012

    We are looking for creative and innovative practitioners willing to share their ideas for Older Driver Safety Awareness Week!! We would like to highlight you, your programs and your ideas as inspiration for others! Please send your ideas to driverhelp@aota.org Thanks- Elin
  • Blog Post: Upcoming Conference: The International Conference on Emerging Issues in Safe and Sustainable Mobility for Older Persons

    The International Conference on Emerging Issues in Safe and Sustainable Mobility for Older Persons will be held in Washington, D.C. between August 30–September 1, 2011. The National Academies' Transportation Research Board and the TRB Committee of the Safe Mobility for Older Persons is pleased...
  • Blog Post: Thank you participants of the We Need to Talk Webinar with AARP

    Today is another big day of firsts!! AARP joined with AOTA to offer a free webinar, sharing the Facilitator Guide they developed for The AARP Driver Safety Program with us! Today's seminar was attended by over 140 occupational therapy practitioners! Thank you for taking the time out of your day to...
  • Blog Post: The DriveWell Toolkit is being updated (by NHTSA)

    http://www.nhtsa.gov/Driving+Safety/Driver+Education/Senior+Drivers/Drive+Well+Toolkit:+Promoting+Older+Driver+Safety+and+Mobility+in+Your+Community The DriveWell Toolkit is being updated (by NHTSA). If you have experience with the toolkit I would appreciate learning about your experiences and suggestions...
  • Blog Post: CarFit

    AOTA is hosting a Technician Training and an Event Coordinator Training at the Annual Conference and Expo in Houston. You can learn more about CarFit at www.Car-Fit.org . Over 33 states have offered CarFit event and our goal for 2009 is to have CarFit events in every state! Come to conference, get trained...
  • Blog Post: DC INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR UNDERGRAD OR GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TRANSPORTATION AND AGING

    DC INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR UNDERGRAD OR GRADUATE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN TRANSPORTATION AND AGING AARP Driver Safety in 2014 Course Curriculum project Duration: April 2012 through May 2013 The overall goal of this project is to develop and implement an up-to-date state-of-the-art research...
  • Blog Post: Older Driver Safety Awareness Week December 3 to 7, 2012

    Remember- ODSAW begins next week. Please log onto the AOTA dedicated website page [[ http://www.aota.org/Older-Driver/Awareness.aspx ]] to explore ideas and get involved! Dial into our Virtual Chat [[ http://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/talkCast.jsp?masterId=124114&cmd=tc ]] scheduled for Monday...
  • 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...