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    Registration Process:
    Call ADED at 866.672.9466 or visit http://www.aded.net/ to register for these Seminars.
    Or, for your convenience, you may also fill out this form and fax it to ADED at 828.855.1672.
    Please do not submit the form to NMEDA – ADED is handling their seminar registrations.

    A Day in the Life of a CDRS 6 Different Clients, 6 Different Outcomes

    TUE, Feb 24 (AM) – 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

    This workshop will illustrate the timeline between six different clients with
    six different medical conditions that come to a typical office, participate
    in clinical testing, participate in an extended behind the wheel evaluation, complete driver training, earn a driver’s license, and the issues related to final list of recommendations as well as fitting/delivery of the finished vehicle.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review the doctor referral, pre-appointment vehicle preparation, and driver rehab process for each of the 6 clients seen.
    • Review the preliminary results of each client’s clinical scores versus their practical results of the extended evaluation process.
    • Discuss the training estimates, the training results, and the issues related to driver licensing in various regions with issues related to funding, vocational rehab personnel, and wheelchair modifications.
    • Outline the vehicle modification recommendations for different driving systems including the high tech systems currently offered in the United States with pros/cons of each.
    • Illustrate the different outcomes of the 6 different clients that had different vehicle modifications installed and the vehicle applications that were considered.

    Presenters:  Chad Strowmatt, LOT, CDRS

    Auto Manufacturer Trends and How They Impact Transporting Mobility Devices

    TUE, Feb 24 (PM) – 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Trends continue to shift at a rapid pace in the automobile sector, and pent up demand continues to bring more buyers into showrooms. Hear about the latest vehicle features that are attracting consumers and how some of these trends may impact the transportation needs of people with limited mobility.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Discover the types of vehicles, and their desired features, consumers are currently buying.
    • Learn about hybrid vehicles and how they impact towing capacity.
    • Analyze the pros and cons of smaller vehicles entering the market.
    • Explore a whole new segment of people movers – smaller mini-vans.
    • Investigate what vehicles to recommend to your clients and why.

    Presenter:  Andrew Bayer (Bruno Independent Living Aids)



    (Earn 3 Credit Hours)

    Adaptive Equipment UNPLUGGED

    WED, Feb. 25 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

    With advances in adaptive equipment, specifically in electronics, even clients with severe and complex physical limitations are capable of independent driving. However, the availability and cost of these adaptations may exceed the resources of those clients who could benefit most. Balancing the needs of the client while containing cost is an important aspect of the driver rehabilitation specialist’s job. This presentation will explore the variety of adjustments and refinement that can be applied to mechanical devices to facilitate independent driving

    Learning Objectives:

    • Attendees will be able to identify two applications of the principles of lever and forces to hand controls to maximize client’s capabilities.
    • Attendees will identify 1 advantage and 1 disadvantage of each mechanical hand control presented.
    • Attendees will be able identify 2 possible adjustment of force and stroke for each basic style of mechanical hand controls.
    • Attendees will be able to identify the importance of steering device style and placement to maximize client mechanical advantage for steering.
    • Attendee will be able to demonstrate adjustment of the left accelerator pedal.

    Presenters:  Anne Hegberg, OTR/L, CDRS, Clinton Matney, CDRS, C. Kerry Jones