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Adaptive Driving. A Consumer’s Perspective. Hello, I’m... Jed Elmaleh, MPT, CAPS, MSCS. Adaptive Driving Consumer Advisor, Adaptive Home Design Physical Therapist Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist MS Certified Specialist All Around Good Guy. My Vehicle. My Hand Controls.

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Adaptive Driving

A Consumer’s Perspective


Hello, I’m...Jed Elmaleh, MPT, CAPS, MSCS

  • Adaptive Driving Consumer

  • Advisor, Adaptive Home Design

  • Physical Therapist

  • Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist

  • MS Certified Specialist

  • All Around Good Guy...


My Vehicle


My Hand Controls


My Scooter Lift


My Scooter On The Lift


How I Got My Vehicle Modifications

  • Researched scooter lift & hand control options (mechanical, electronic, portable, etc.)

  • Identified a reputable mobility company

  • Tried to find hand control training in my area

  • Taught myself how to use my hand controls...scary!!!


Funding Resources

  • SC Vocational Rehabilitation Dept.

    • SC Assistive Technology Loan Program

    • Leslie Shipp 803-896-4553, http://www.scvrd.net/i_assist_tech.php

  • Disabled American Veterans: www.dav.org

  • Mobility / Conversion Company Financing

  • Automobile Manufacturer Adaptive Equipment Programs


Automobile Adaptive Equipment Resources

  • National Resource Directory: www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/transportation_and_travel/vehicle_modifications_and_adaptive_equipment

  • Family Village - Univ of Wisconsin: http://www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/at/driving.htm

  • National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: http://www.nhtsa.gov/cars/rules/adaptive


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