Carfit Event Coordinator Training

CarFit Event Coordinator Training

  • Full Name: CarFit Event Coordinator Training
  • Hosting Body: CarFit (AAA)
  • Location: Penn Hills, PA
  • Date: October 22nd, 2016
  • Description: Advanced training in the CarFit program, which is oriented at improving the safety of older drivers.  Topics related to event hosting and planning included site management, traffic flow, volunteer orientation, training, and organization, supplies and safety considerations.  Topics related to technicians included a review of assessment and adjustment for vehicle safety and orientation, driving technique, and automotive maintenance.  CarFit event coordinators are advanced technicians that can organize independent CarFit events.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: https://www.car-fit.org/

Carfit Technician Training

CarFit Technician Training

  • Full Name: CarFit Technician Training
  • Hosting Body: CarFit (AAA)
  • Location: Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: October 21st, 2016
  • Description: Training in the CarFit program, which is oriented at improving the safety of older drivers.  Topics included assessment and adjustment for vehicle safety and orientation, driving technique, and automotive maintenance.  CarFit technicians can volunteer at future CarFit events without additional training.
  • Other Resources/Further Information: https://www.car-fit.org/

Driving Rehabilitation Vendor Fair

Driving Rehabilitation Vendor Fair

  • Full Name: Driving Rehabilitation Vendor Fair (Non-official title)
  • bd-independence-driver-evalHosting Body: University of Pittsburgh - Centers for Assistive Technologies and the Human Engineering Research Laboratories
  • Location: Bakery Square, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Date: October 7th, 2016
  • Description: An annual fair for vendors, occupational therapists, and physical therapists.  Vendors showcase products related to disability and driving services, including adapted vehicles, driving controls, specialty seats and lifts, wheelchair docking stations, and safety restraints.  Keystone presentation by Amy Lane, OTR/L, including the demonstration and application of assistive technologies in driving rehabilitation in a variety of case studies.
  • Other Resources/Further Information:  http://www.upmc.com/Services/rehab/rehab-institute/services/cat/Pages/default.aspx