Gaps and Pathways

By working together, we can provide more tools and resources for Driving Rehab Specialists!

AOTA received funding through a cooperative agreement with The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the "Gaps and Pathways Project." These experts will identify useful tools, resources and initiatives that will be compiled into a guidance resource that will be made available to programs, stakeholders and state licensing agencies as they pursue the development of pathways for serving and supporting safe mobility of the medically at risk aging driver.

Group photo of all at the Driving Summit 2015

Medical providers, occupational therapy programs, driver rehabilitation programs, senior service providers and state licensing agencies are challenged to develop older driver strategic plans that offer evidence-based and cost effective services that support driver safety and mobility. To address his need, this group of experts will identify the gaps and needs while highlighting strategies to improve safe mobility through the effective interaction between stakeholder groups.

Demonstrating their understanding that awareness and access to resources is an ongoing challenge, NHTSA has invited Syneren Technologies Corporation to participate in the summit with the goal of integrating this feedback into their NHTSA funded project to develop a web based clearing house of older driver resources.