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  • Colorado Live Virtual Chapter Meeting

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/19/2021 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    Colorado Live Virtual Chapter Meeting - ADED Members Only 9:00 - 1: 00 PM Mountain Time Zone

    Colorado Live Virtual Chapter Meeting - Open to ADED Members Only

    March 19, 2021 – Virtual meeting Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm MT

    3 Contact Hours - $15 Registration Fee - Members Only

    • 9:00-9:15 - Introductions 

    • 9:15-9:45 – Chapter Business
    Review minutes of last meeting. Update on new offices in Colorado—when they are opening and where the offices are located. Discuss attendance at National Conference in September. President to review Chapter Business and explain some of the complications with obtaining CEs with Zoom and hybrid meetings. Complete rounds and updates if they were not finished. Review plan for next meeting(s). Plan A if it can be held in person, Plan B for a Zoom meeting, if necessary. Review plan for all meetings in 2021. Review agenda for this meeting. 

    • 9:45-10:00 - Program rounds and updates
    COVID update (changes we have made due to vaccinations, cleaning, precautions that should be continued). 

    • 10:00-1:00 pm – Program: Low Vision
    Education regarding low vision concerns and how they can directly affect driving safety, common diagnoses we might see in driving, Bioptics (who they are appropriate for and how they help).
    Learning Objectives: 
    1. low vision and how it affects driving
    2. common diagnoses resulting in low vision
    3. How can those requiring bioptics return to driving 

    Dr. Thomas Politzer, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO

    Dr. Thomas Politzer, O.D., FCOVD, FAAO is a leading optometric expert in diagnosing and treating vision problems in neurologic disease. He has been dedicated to helping people who have suffered a neurological disease or injury for more than 35 years. Some of the vision and associated problems he frequently treats include: double vision, loss of vision, loss of peripheral vision, headache, dizziness and imbalance, and nystagmus. Dr. Politzer invented the spot patch and cyclo-prism which have significantly increased the number of patients who can be helped when suffering double vision. He is currently developing a new approach to augment visual field loss, utilizing novel digital technology. Throughout the course of his career Dr. Politzer has had numerous hospital affiliations consulting on rehabilitation teams, lead dozens of presentations on visual deficits in Colorado, nationally and internationally, held several committee offices, and authored or co-authored many publications. In addition to the above accomplishments, Dr. Politzer has held a private Optometric Practice since 1981.

  • Western Region Live Virtual Chapter Meeting

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/12/2021 at 11:30 AM (EST)

    March 12, 2021 - 8:30 – 4:30 Pacific Time Zone Contact Name: Stephanie Hayes-Jackson Contact Email: shayesjackson@yahoo.com Contact Telephone: 310-488-9155 Registration Fees: Members $30 & Non-Members $60 Registration Cut Off Date: 3/8/2021

    Western Region – Virtual Chapter Meeting

    Date: March 12, 2021
    Start/End Time:8:30 – 4:30  Pacific Time Zone
    Contact Name:Stephanie Hayes-Jackson
    Contact Email: shayesjackson@yahoo.com
    Contact Telephone:310-488-9155
    Registration Fees:Members $30 & Non-Members $60
    Registration Cut Off Date:3/8/2021

    Click here for complete course information 

    Agenda 6 ADED Contact Hours 

    8:30-8:45          Introduction and Welcome

    8:45- 9:45         Older Adults, Driving Skills, and the DMV  - Tressa Thompson

    9:55-10:55        VA Driver Information on Transporting and Securing Mobility Devices - Edward Duag & Umbaldo Arellano

    11:05- 12:05     Reduced Effort Steering and Braking: Evaluator, Dealer, and Manufacturer Relationship - Sean Petersen

                            Break for Lunch

    12:30-12:45      Celebration of the Life of Paul Cooper

    12:45-1:45        Drive Safer Drive Longer - Jill Ryber

    1:55-2:55          Assessing Vision Using the Stereo Optec – Purnima Karia

    3:05-4:05          Dementia and Driving – Debbie Ricker

    4:15-4:30          Closing Remarks

    Notes: 

    All attendees must register through the ADED event registration portal.
    To qualify for ADED Contact hours, attendees must stay for the duration of the event, partial credit is not provided.
    ADED Contact hours are only available to attendees who attend a live event (in-person or live-online during broadcast, no credits are awarded for viewing sessions after they occur).

    Registration confirmation and payment receipts are e-mailed to the attendee. All cancellations for virtual/live events must be made in writing to the ADED Executive Office by February 26, 2021; a 15% handling fee will be charged. Refunds will not be issued after February 26, 2021 or for “no-shows.” Partial refunds will not be granted. ADED reserves the right to modify content or speakers or cancel events due to unforeseen/unavoidable circumstances at any time. If ADED cancels an event a full refund will be provided to registrants. All complaints relative to the content, instructor, and registration procedures are to be directed to the ADED executive office: 200 1st Ave NW #505 Hickory NC 28601 or via email eLearning@aded.net  

    Tressa Thompson

    Tressa Thompson attended CSULB prior to beginning her career at the CA Department of Motor Vehicles. Her professional training as a Driver Safety Hearing Officer included a Physical and Mental module covering various physical and mental conditions, treatment and medications. Tressa continues training/conferences offered by DMV addressing medical conditions and the aging process and how it relates to traffic safety. As Senior Driver Ombudsman Tressa conducts presentations to various senior organizations regarding DMV policy and procedure as well as safety. 

    Edward Duag

    Edward Duag is a Registered Kinesiotherapist with the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Long Beach, CA. In this role, Edward looks after, manages and performs all aspects of the Long Beach VA Driver Rehab clinic, including administrative duties, safety evaluations, and auto adaptive equipment assessments. Edward is a qualified Certified Driver Rehab Specialist and holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Kinesiotherapy, a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration, as well as a Minor in Psychology from California State University of Long Beach. 

    Ubaldo Arellano

    Ubaldo Arellano received his Bachelors in Kinesiotherapy from California State University of Long Beach. He has been working as a Registered Kinesiotherapist at the Long Beach VA Medical Center for 17 years. Ubaldo has gained experience working in a variety of specialized inpatient and outpatient clinics within the VA. The last seven years, he has served as a Driver Rehab Specialist assisting to address behind the wheel evaluations and auto adaptive equipment assessments. 

    Sean Petersen

    Sean attended Ohio State University and majored in marketing and logistics. After graduation he joined the Marine Corps and spent 8 years as a Marine Officer. During that time he also received a Master’s degree from University of San Diego. After leaving the Marine Corps Sean worked for a couple advertising agencies. Eleven years ago he joined the team at GoldenBoy Mobility. Sean started by learning process, sales, mobility equipment and quickly attended as many training events as possible throughout the industry and became a certified mobility consultant. Sean also became involved with Collebuilt systems (manufacturer of reduced effort steering and braking systems). He wanted to understand the manufacturing side of the business and attended conferences and trainings to understand all products available within the industry. I currently sit on NMEDA, SAE, and NHTSA equipment and manufacturing committees that help write the guidelines for the industry. Sean is currently the General Manager at GoldenBoy Mobility and continue to work with Collebuilt.     

    Jill Ryber

    Jill received her Master’s Degree in Public Health from UCLA and holds a CA Community College Teaching Credential. She has expertise in program management, research, curriculum design and training delivery. Jill currently directs programs for the UC San Diego “Training, Research and Education for Driving Safety” (TREDS) Center that address traffic safety priority areas including interventions to keep older drivers safe and mobile. Previously, she held the position of Training Coordinator for a CDC cooperative agreement and was charged with implementing national training institutes to increase health promotion programming for youth. In earlier years, Jill was employed as a Health Educator with Marin County and Santa Cruz County Public Health Departments, Kaiser Permanente, and served on an advisory panel to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing to develop health education standards for teacher preparation. 

    Purnima Karia

    Purnima Karia, is an occupational therapist since 1977, and a certified driving rehab specialist (CDRS)since 2006, providing services to clients with various neurological disorders. She has a Bachelors of Science in Occupational therapy from University of Bombay and has been practicing in United States since 1992.She has recently completed Graduate Certificate Program in Low Vision Rehabilitation from University of Alabama, Birmingham (August 2015- April 2017). Her passion and expertise involves working with clients focusing on integrating back in the home and community including driving and getting back to their previous productive activities. Her work experience includes 12 years at Daniel freeman Hospital in Inglewood California responsible for evaluation and treatment of clients in the outpatient day treatment program (NEW PATHWAYS -HOME AND COMMUNITY RE-INTEGRATION) and led Driver Mobility Program for inpatients, outpatient, and community referrals since 1998.Since 2011, she has been working at Providence Little Company of Mary, San Pedro as a senior occupational therapist working with clients with acquired brain injury. Since 2008, she has launched 3 driving programs at various hospitals (Long Beach Memorial, Providence LCMSP, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach) and her own private practice in Southern California providing services for clinical and an on-road driving assessments. She has been involved with multiple community awareness projects regarding driver safety, including Car-fit, interview with KCET TV producer on Senior driving concerns and role of an Occupational therapist in providing an objective driving evaluation which was aired on multiple channels throughout Southern California. Purnima has been instrumental in educating Physical and Occupational Therapy Master’s students in Bidada- Kutch (Jaya Rehabilitation Center), G.S. Medical College, and Nanavati Super Specialty Center in Mumbai. 

    Debbie Ricker

    Debbie Ricker graduated from Loma Linda University with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Debbie is a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist and works with older adults who have impairments from medical conditions such as Parkinson’s, stroke, brain injuries, and various types of cognitive impairment or dementia. She is one of
    the nation’s leading experts on driving and dementia and is a Certified Dementia Trainer. Debbie has presented on the state and national level regarding the effects of dementia on driving. Debbie recently published a book on the topic of how dementia affects driving. The book, Dementia and Driving, is sold on Amazon.com. 

  • ADED Resources - Guiding Documents

    Contains 6 Component(s)

    This members only area houses numerous resources for the field of driver rehabilitation.

    This members only area houses numerous resources for the field of driver rehabilitation.

  • ADED Resources - Fact Sheets

    Contains 27 Component(s)

    This members only area houses numerous resources for the field of driver rehabilitation.

    This members only area houses numerous resources for the field of driver rehabilitation.

  • Chapter Officer Orientation

    Contains 8 Component(s)

    Welcome to ADED leadership! We are so happy to have you and are excited to work together for ADED!

    Welcome to ADEDs virtual chapter officer training.  Within the training we will provide ADED chapter officer leadership with policies, procedures and all of the must know and how to for all chapter related activities.  Our topics include:

    1. Chapter Goals and Preservation
    2. Starting a Chapter
    3. Chapter Elections
    4. Chapter Meetings
    5. Modifying a Chapter
    6. Chapter Meeting Frequency
    7. Planning a Chapter Meeting
    8. Meeting Approval Process
    9. Contact Hour Approval Process
    10. Budget-Income Requests/Reporting
    11. Post-Meeting Responsibilities
  • Insurance and Coronavirus - ADED Partner PSA Insurance and Financial Services

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Many questions have popped up in regard to insurance coverage during the COVID 19 Pandemic. This webinar touches on the most common questions the insurance world is hearing with some high-level responses and answers. This webinar will also address what you can do to help control expenses from an insurance standpoint.

    Many questions have popped up in regard to insurance coverage during the COVID 19 Pandemic.  This webinar touches on the most common questions the insurance world is hearing with some high-level responses and answers.  This webinar will also address what you can do to help control expenses from an insurance standpoint.

    1. Understanding Insurance Coverage
     2. What exposures are Involved
     3. How to control your expenses and how to mitigate Insurance Expenses


     

    Patrick DeNobrega

    Vice President, Account Executive

    Patrick DeNobrega specializes in property and casualty insurance.  He was instrumental in designing and managing various Property & Casualty Insurance Buying Program for the Mobility Industry.  His expertise was used to develop a program that protects the unique interests of the mobility industry while meeting the specific needs of the dealer.

    Patrick has nearly 20 years of experience in the Commercial Insurance Industry and has become the largest broker of Mobility Based Risks in the country.

  • Driver Rehab and the Virtual World

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course will discuss how we are driver rehab instructors are coping with the changes related to COVID-19. We will discuss what services can be provided virtually as an alternative to traditional driver rehab services.

    This course will discuss how we are driver rehab instructors are coping with the changes related to COVID-19. We will discuss what services can be provided virtually as an alternative to traditional driver rehab services. 

    1. Understand the Impact of COVID-19 

    2. Discuss challenges in the Driver Rehab Field 

    3. Discuss virtual alternatives to traditional face to face meetings

     

  • Spectrum of Driver Services Quiz

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Spectrum of Driver Services / Spectrum of Driver Rehabilitation Program Services

    Spectrum of Driver Services / Spectrum of Driver Rehabilitation Program Services Documents and Quiz

  • ADED’s On-road Training Intervention Strategies

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course focuses entirely on behind-the-wheel training, providing participants with techniques and strategies to target the problem areas linked to the specific situation/disability of their client. This course also teaches effective communication techniques to use with specific special populations, including how to facilitate learning and how to provide appropriate feedback.

    This course focuses entirely on behind-the-wheel training, providing participants with techniques and strategies to target the problem areas linked to the specific situation/disability of their client. This course also teaches effective communication techniques to use with specific special populations, including how to facilitate learning and how to provide appropriate feedback.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.  The participant will identify strategies to improve driving difficulties associated with visual perceptual challenges resulting from ageing or disability.

    2.  The participant will identify strategies to improve driving difficulties associated with physical challenges resulting from ageing or disability.

    3.  The participant will identify strategies to improve driving difficulties associated with cognitive challenges resulting from ageing or disability.

    4. Participants will appreciate the role of the certified driver rehabilitation specialist and learn how and when to collaborate with them in order to develop and adjust realistic goals based on the client’s functional abilities.

    5. Participants will identify and practice effective communication techniques to facilitate driver training with specific special populations.

    Nina Saint

    Nina Saint is the Education Director for SafeWay Driving, the Executive Director for The Foundation for Safe Driving and the Executive Director of Driver Education and Training Administrators (DETA). She has over 34 years of experience as a traffic safety professional in public schools, private schools, and in state oversight administration over driver education and traffic safety programs. She is the Education Director and Central VP for DSAA.

    Sharon Fife

    Sharon Fife is D& D Driving School owner DCA certified evaluator and past president of DSAA. D & D Driving School is family owned and operated and has been serving the  community since 1952. Sharon provides special attention for nervous, elderly and disabled students. She is an Ohio professional, state-certified instructor. Her goal is to achieve crash driving through education with emphasis is on decision making based on safety rather than convenience. Her program reinforces the Smith System defensive driving techniques. She offers quality driver education with one of the highest pass rates in the state of Ohio not only meeting the minimum requirements, but exceeding them.

  • CDRS Renewal

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    This webinar will cover all you need to know about CDRS Renewal.

    This webinar will cover all you need to know about CDRS Renewal.

    Ann Clark

    OTR/L, CDRS, LDI

    Kate Lopez

    OTR/L, MHS, LDI, CDRS