Sunday, Oct.16, 2016
On the Road
New van for handicapped to learn to drive with
Staff/Lindsey Olslen, ICBC
Charlene Froom tries out the van while Lisa Kristalovich, occupational therapist, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre and Todd Stone, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure look on.
ast week, ICBC and GF Strong unveiled a new van that will give handicapped a hand up to get behind the wheel and gain some extra freedom.
The specially modified, wheelchair
accessible training vehicle is already in use and provides increased
access for assessment and practice for a wider range of program
participants, particularly those who are confined to wheelchairs or have
conditions such as spinal cord injuries or multiple sclerosis.