Webinar: Getting into the Drivers’ Seat

Driver Assessment Services in Maine

Program Description

automobile with hand controlsRecorded: February 12, 2020 – Everyone in Maine recognizes the importance of having the ability to drive as it increases independence and gives people more freedom. For people with disabilities of all ages (adolescents, adults and seniors) driving can present many challenges.

In this webinar participants learn about the importance of driving for a person with a disability, the adaptive driving evaluation process, adaptive/assistive technology options, and information on installation and funding.

Topics include:

  • Driver Evaluations and Drivers’ Training Discussion
  • Adaptive Equipment and other resources
  • Costs and Funding options

Presenters

  • Heather Shields, OTR/L, CDRS
  • Ketra Crosson, OTR/L

Heather Shields OTR/L, CDRS is the owner of Pathways Rehabilitation Services in Maine. She has been an occupational therapist since 1997 and is the only certified driving rehabilitation specialist in Maine.  Heather provides mobile driving rehab service, assisting people to return to driving following a medical event.  She specializes in working with people with all medical conditions, seniors and young adults with special needs.

Phone: 207-530-0307
E-mail: info@pathwaysrehabservices.com

Ketra S. Crosson, OTR/L is a licensed Occupational Therapist with over 30 years of experience in developing and providing independent living options for people with disabilities. She has worked for the last 28 years for Alpha One, Maine’s Center for Independent Living, as an Independent Living Specialist. Ketra is dually licensed as a driver educator in the state of Maine and provides adapted driving evaluations and education to consumers with a wide range of disabilities. She also provides such services as access design consultation, independent living skills assessment and training, and assistive technology assessment and consultation.

Resources

Video recording of archived webinar

Evaluations and Training

Adaptive Driving Equipment Vendors near or in Maine

Adaptive Vehicle Dealers

Other Resources

 

Photo credit: Image by AT and Me

rev: 2/13/2020