Staying connected to your community is an important part of your well-being. For most of us, driving our own car is how we stay mobile and on the go. Driving is how we see the people we want to see and how we do the things we want to do at our convenience. But changes in our physical, mental, and sensory abilities can challenge our continued ability to drive safely.
Occupational therapy practitioners have the science-based knowledge to understand progressive conditions and life changes that can affect driving. Because occupational therapy practitioners take the time to understand the role that driving plays in your life, they are able to help individuals make a smoother transition from driving to using other forms of transportation. In doing so, they help people maintain their autonomy, independence, and sense of worth.
News and Announcements
- 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.
- Learn HOW! Register for a free webinar sponsored by AARP Driver Safety: We Need To Talk Facilitator Training for OT’s. Tuesday, May 21st at 5pm Eastern Time. A free Facilitator manual with DVD will be mailed to each registrant upon completion of this training. Also get one education credit! Register here.
Mark Your Calendar - Next Driving Chat:
Date and time: TBD
Topic: The next Driving Chat will be in May, Date TBD topic: Copilot vs. Navigator
Join the chat here.
Call: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 124114
After listening to the chat recording for The Fitness to-Drive Screening (FTDS) Measure, you may download the attestation letter.
Listen to past chat sessions here.