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Webinar July 10 on Driving and MS
« on: June 28, 2018, 08:46:18 pm »



From an e-mail  from Can Do announcing a Webinar on July 10, 8:00 - 9:15 PM Eastern Time, on DRIVING AND MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS:
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Presenters:
Ali Azin, MS, OTR/L, CDRS - Occupational Therapist & Driving Rehabilitation Coordinator
Cecilia Capuzzi Simon, MA - Psychology Feature Writer




Summer is a great time for a road trip!  Driving is how we navigate our day-to-day lives and symbolizes freedom, independence, and adventure.  However, the physical and cognitive symptoms of MS can make driving difficult.  At some point, many with MS- and their families- will have to adjust their lifestyles and perspectives when driving is no longer a safe option. 
In this upcoming webinar, Dr. Ali Azin (Occupational Therapist) and Cecilia Capuzzi Simon (Psychology Feature Writer) will lead a solution-focused discussion covering:How MS can impair the complex skill sets required for safe driving[/q]
  • Signals of compromised skills that you and your family may notice
  • Tips for honest and sensitive communication if compromised skills are noticed
  • How a rehabilitation specialist can evaluate your driving skills and develop adaptive strategies to reduce risks
  • Common automobile modifications that can make driving easier and safer
  • Impacts on family dynamics and self-image when driving abilities change
  • The importance of utilizing alternative transportation in order to STAY MOBILE AND ACTIVE

Register here:


https://www.cando-ms.org/multiple-sclerosis-programs/webinar-series/driving
MS Speaks--online for 12 years

SPMS, diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2001-2004. Copaxone 2007-2010.

 

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