Welcome to Driver Rehabilitation Services

Driving does not define a persons value or worth. However, the ability to drive does play an important part in a person’s overall independence. The skill of operating a motor vehicle may be impaired due to aging, injury, illness, or a neurological or congenital disability. Everyday tasks of going to school, work, the grocery store, the doctor’s office or participating in social activities become a major obstacle for someone who cannot drive. For persons with physical, cognitive, visual, or behavioral impairments, the ability to drive is critical to leading an independent lifestyle.

We look forward to assisting you with your driving goals.

Driving with Adaptive Equipment

Our process for assisting individuals who need to drive with adaptive equipment was created using Best Practice Guidelines as established by the National Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. Drivers must complete a comprehensive assessment with our Occupational Therapist/Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist to determine medical fitness, functional status, and appropriate equipment. We have multiple vehicles with state of the art equipment and a variety of choices. We will help you find the right solution for your individual needs. Learn more.

Driving After Brain Injury

A brain injury is a life altering medical condition that can affect physical abilities, visual skills, cognitive processing, and even alter behavior. Some brain injuries occur with no warning such as for an individual involved in a motor vehicle accident. Other times a brain injury may occur due to loss of oxygen with surgery, a near drowning experience, a brain tumor, or from the effects of cancer treatment. The area of the brain that is impacted affects what type of challenges the person faces. Learn more.

Special Needs Novice Drivers

Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, or behavioral challenges can impact a novice drivers process in learning to safely drive. Congenital challenges like spina bifida or cerebral palsy can impact driver safety and often require adaptive driving equipment. Sometimes vision is challenged such as with ocular albinism or Stargardt's disease. Traditional driver's education may not meet the needs for the first time driver. We are here to help. Learn more.

Aging Drivers

Aging Drivers may experience changes in their physical skills, visual processing, behavior, or cognitive abilities that impact driving. Because driving affects an individual’s safety and the safety of other roadway users, it is particularly important to receive expert guidance regarding driver safety as functional capacities change. We are a team of occupational therapists who specialize in assessing physical, visual, and mental abilities required for safe driving. We fairly observe behind the wheel performance and carefully balance the desire for independence, the expectations for driving routines, and functional fitness. Learn more.

Driving with Visual Challenges & Bioptics

90% of all driving decisions are first processed by the visual system. It is critical to maximize visual skills for safe operation of a motor vehicle. Our team has extensive training and experience in helping individuals with vision conditions gain independence behind the wheel. If vision impairment leads to safety risk, we will help provide understanding as to the reason as well as legal guidelines. Learn more.

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