The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Visit http://www.aota.org for various evidence based practice resources.
“As we age, changes in our vision, flexibility, strength, range of motion and even height may make us less comfortable and reduce our control behind the wheel. Older drivers may need to find ways to cope with physical changes that include: reduced strength and physical endurance, stiff neck and limited head rotation, visual impairments (including problems with depth perception, high- and low-contrast vision, night vision and delayed recovery from glare), effects of medications, and reduced overall range of motion and flexibility” (https://www.flhsmv.gov). The American Society on Aging has collaborated with the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Automobile Association (AAA), and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to form Car-Fit. Car-Fit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them. Visit www.car-fit.org for more information. See https://www.flhsmv.gov/ddl/Carfit-Brochure-2009.pdf for a brochure.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 186,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Visit http://www.asha.org/public/ for information and resources to help you understand communication and communication disorders.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital is a non-profit, 150-bed acute rehabilitation hospital located in White Plains, New York. It is entirely dedicated to rehabilitation medicine. Visit http://www.burke.org/community to view the community calendar and for news and upcoming community events, such as support groups and caregiver education.
American Physical Therapy Association
“The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 93,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the practice resources.