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PC10 Vehicles and Modifications: Considerations for the AT Team

Participants attending this session will gain an understanding of vehicle options, vehicle modifications and adaptive driving equipment commonly used in driver rehabilitation, through the use of lectures, power point, videos, and demonstration of equipment in the exhibit hall.

An individual's independence and sense of autonomy are strongly influenced by their ability to have access to transportation options, enabling them to participate in other meaningful areas in their life. Driver rehabilitation programs provide comprehensive evaluations, training and education, to address the transportation needs of driver and passengers. Many types of programs are available to the consumer; however it is critical that they are provided with the right resources, the right services, at the right time.

The Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (CDRS) and the Seating and Mobility Specialist (SMS) each play a unique role for clients who will be driving or transported in their wheelchair. Each specialist can present additional concerns and issues needing to be addressed by the evaluation team. Based on this and other factors, adaptive equipment and vehicle modifications are customized to the client's needs. In effort to meet the transportation needs of the consumer, collaboration between the CDRS, the SMS, AT team, vehicle mobility equipment dealer and funding sources are necessary to find transportation options that are safe, practical, and cost effective for the end user.


Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;



Amy Lane, OTR/L, CDRS
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States

Amy Lane, is a Clinical Instructor in the Dept. of RST at the University of Pitt. She manages and operates the Adaptive Driving Program, a comprehensive driver rehabilitation program. She has 30+ years of experience as an OT. She has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of driver rehabilitation and community mobility. She is an active participant in ADED, recently completing two presidential terms on the board.

Elizabeth Green, OTR/L, CDRS, CAE
Hickory, NC
United States



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    3. Lane A. (2015). The value of a CDRS, what is it worth. News Brake, 39(3), 8-9.
    4. Schneider, L. W., Klinich, K. D., Moore, J. L., & MacWilliams, J. B. (2010). Using in-depth investigations to identify transportation safety issues for wheelchair-seated occupants of motor vehicles. Medical engineering & physics, 32(3), 237-247.
    5. Stav, W. B., & Lieberman, D. (2008). Occupational therapy practice guidelines for driving and community mobility for older adults. Bethesda, MD: AOTA Press.
    6. Wang, C. C., Kosinski, C. J., Schwartzberg, J. S., & Shanklin, A. V. (2003). Physician's guide to assessing and counseling older drivers. Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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