Meet the Presenters
Meet the industry-leading teachers, trainers, and CRT experts that you’ll be learning from this year at ACT Now.
Michelle L. Lange, OTR/L, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Michelle is an occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience and has been in private practice, Access to Independence, for over 15 years. She is a well-respected lecturer, both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous texts, chapters, and articles. She is the co-editor of Seating and Wheeled Mobility: a clinical resource guide, editor of Fundamentals in Assistive Technology, 4th ed., NRRTS Continuing Education Curriculum Coordinator and Clinical Editor of NRRTS Directions magazine. Michelle is a RESNA Fellow and member of the Clinician Task Force. Michelle is a certified ATP, certified SMS and is a Senior Disability Analyst of the ABDA.
Kelly Waugh, PT, MAPT, ATP
Kelly is a Senior Research Instructor and the Clinic Coordinator at Assistive Technology Partners, a program in the Department of Bioengineering, University of Colorado Denver, USA. Ms. Waugh has 32 years of clinical experience as a physical therapist and educator, specializing in Wheelchair Seating & Mobility and Nighttime Positioning. Ms. Waugh has served on the ISO Wheelchair Seating Standards Committee for 17 years, with a focus on the development of standardized measures of wheelchair seated posture and seating support parameters. She is the primary author of A Clinical Application Guide to Standardized Wheelchair Seating Measures of the Body and Seating Support Surfaces.
ACT Now 2021 Schedule
Thursday, November 4th
Positioning for Function
0.6 AOTA CEUs / 6 Contact Hours
9:15 AM - 5:50 PM CST
This course will systematically address common positioning challenges of the pelvis, trunk, lower extremities, upper extremities, and the head. Positioning strategies, including primary seating surfaces and secondary supports, will be presented in a functional context. Case studies will be used throughout, and audience participation is encouraged.
|9:15 - 10:15||Introductions, Pelvis|
|10:15 - 10:20||Break|
|10:20 - 11:20||Pelvis, cont.|
|11:20 - 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 - 2:00||Trunk|
|2:00 - 2:05||Break|
|2:05 - 3:05||Lower Extremities|
|3:05 - 3:45||Break|
|3:45 - 4:45||Head|
|4:45 - 4:50||Break|
|4:50 - 5:30||Head, cont.|
|5:20 - 5:50||Upper Extremities|
Friday, November 5th
A Clinical Process for Custom Contoured Seating: Ensuring Successful Outcomes
0.6 AOTA CEUs / 6 Contact Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST
What variables contribute to a successful outcome when custom contoured seating is used for an individual with complex postural support needs? Providing Custom Contoured Seating (CCS) for a client with complex seating needs is a costly intervention that requires advanced clinical skills. In this course, participants will learn about the eight critical determinants of a successful outcome with CCS.
|8:30 - 9:45||Introduction and Basic Clinical Concepts|
|9:45 - 10:30||Critical Components of the Seating Assessment, Part I|
|10:30 - 10:45||Break|
|10:45 - 11:30||Joshua Case Study and Group Activity|
|11:30 - 12:00||Critical Components of the Seating Assessment, Part II|
|12:00 - 1:30||Lunch Break & Exhibits|
|1:30 - 2:15||Features of CCS Technologies|
|2:15 - 3:00||Joshua Case Study Conclusion|
|3:00 - 3:15||Break|
|3:15p - 4:15||Critical Components of CCS Implementation|
|4:15p - 4:30||Q & A|
How to Join ACT Now 2021
Here are the steps you should take to reserve your spot and join in this November!
Reserve your spot online via Eventbrite.
Visit the registration page on Eventbrite to sign up. There is a $95 flat rate for the event which includes up to 12 CEU hours.
Watch for your email confirmation following your ticket purchase.
Shortly after your ticket purchase through Eventbrite, you’ll receive an email confirming your purchase that will contain your ticket for the event.
(Optional) Reserve a Room with Marriott.
If you're attending from out of town, you can reserve a room within the Action Seating & Mobility block at the Marriot Tulsa Southern Hills at a special rate.
Join us starting November 4th!
The action starts early! Be sure to arrive before 8:00AM to grab a good seat and to get ready to absorb cutting-edge education from the best in the CRT industry!
COVID-19 Safety Protocols for ACT Now 2021
We are looking forward to the ACT Now conference and are very excited that we can all meet in person again. We want everyone to feel comfortable while at the same time minimizing exposure to COVID-19. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
We ask that you only attend and participate in the conference if you are healthy and not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19.
Masks are recommended but not required.
Attendees recognize that it is impossible to eliminate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 and acknowledge that if they belong to a high-risk category, their risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19 and developing complications is elevated.
Participation at ACT Now 2021 is voluntary and attendees assume all risks associated with exposure to COVID-19. Attendees waive any claim they may have against Action Seating & Mobility, its staff, partners, and anyone involved in the conference.
We encourage social distancing when possible.
Action Seating & Mobility is providing attendees with color-coded wristbands. We ask that all attendees wear them in order to easily communicate their comfort level of interaction with other attendees.
Green: “Handshakes and hugs are welcomed!”
Yellow: “I’m okay with elbow bumps and fist bumps, but please don’t get too close.”
Red: “6-foot social distance is preferred.”