Driver Safety and Transition: Understanding Shared Interests, Challenges and Opportunities for Collaboration in Supporting Transportation Independence June 8 – July 6.
The course will be launched on June 8. Course registrants will have until July 6, 2018 to complete the course.
NADTC’s (National Aging and Disability Transportation Center) Spring 2018 online course provides an in-depth look at the concerns about the safety and well-being of older drivers and people with disabilities, planning for transportation independence and many of the age related challenges that make driving increasingly difficult. Additionally, the course will lay out the array of transportation issues, alternatives and accessible options that older adults, people with disabilities and their loved ones can begin exploring before it’s necessarily time to actually give up the keys, as well as suggestions and helpful tools to encourage and enable safe drivers in the years ahead.
The course platform is Section 508 compliant and will include pre-recorded presentations, a private discussion forum available to all course registrants and practical learning assignments. This course is free, but you will need to register to gain access to the course. The course is also self–paced: participants will need to meet the completion deadline but may watch the provided videos and complete the assignments on their own time.
Course registrants will have the opportunity to:
Learn about the transportation and mobility issues that need to be considered when providing support to older drivers or drivers who have disabilities and family caregivers so that they are able to stay connected in the community and maintain independence with or without a vehicle.
Gain a better understanding of the alternative transportation options that are available in their communities and learn how older adults and people with disabilities can best prepare for a non-driving future before it’s actually time to give up the keys.
Learn about how to access information about community transportation services, the range of transportation options that may be available and important considerations for matching transportation options and specific care needs, particularly for individuals with impairments.
Learn how to help older adults and people with disabilities create “a roadmap for transportation independence” by taking advantage of community mobility and transportation services in their community.
Registration is available through the NADTC Learning Center portal. After confirming your email address during self-registration, you will be prompted to complete a user profile. Registration will be open until June 15, 2018. Course materials will be posted starting June 8, 2017. The course is self-paced and participants can work through the materials on their own time.
For questions, and to register contact Melissa Gray, Program Manager, National Aging and Disability Transportation Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.