Special Needs Transportation

Conference promotes travel instruction for disabled people

Posted on June 2, 2008

PITTSBURGH — The Consortium for the Educational Advancement of Travel Instruction (CEATI) will hold its Fall 2008 Conference here Oct. 10-11.

Designed for travel instructors, special educators, orientation and mobility specialists, physical and occupational therapists, and transportation providers, the conference will feature opportunities for hands-on experience as well as social and networking events.

Topics related to teaching people with cognitive or physical disabilities will be presented, including liability issues and considerations, promoting independence and problem-solving skills, and evaluating community-based environments for safe instruction. CEU, ACT 48 and ACVREP credits are available.

Attendees will have the opportunity to obtain certification in wheelchair securement, learn emergency evacuation procedures for mass transit vehicles and discover the latest research in mobility devices in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh’s Human Engineering Research Laboratories and Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center.

Keynote speakers include Kathy Strotmeyer of the American Academy of Pediatrics and Bonnie Dodson-Burke. Strotmeyer’s presentation will cover best practices and transportation safety, while Dodson-Burke will discuss connecting the fields of travel instruction and orientation and mobility.

CEATI was created to educate professionals who teach travel skills to people with disabilities and seniors through in-service courses and published papers.

For more information, visit www.ceati-travelinstruction.org.

 

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