Welcome to Driver Rehabilitation Services

We believe the ability to drive plays an important part in a person’s overall independence. The skill of operating a motor vehicle may be impaired due to injury, illness, or a congenital disability. Everyday tasks of going to 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, or visual impairments, the ability to regain driving skills or to learn to drive for the first time 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 may need to drive with adaptive equipment was created using Best Practice Guidelines as established by the National Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. Our driver's must complete a comprehensive assessment with our Occupational Therapist/Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist to determine medical fitness, functional status, and appropriate equipment. Learn more.

Driving After Brain Injury

A brain injury is a life altering medical condition that can affect physical abilities, visual skills, and cognitive processing. 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 or a near drowning experience, a brain tumor, or from the effects of a chemical overdose. 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. Other individuals without prior driving skill include those with physical impairments such as a spinal cord injury, congenital deformity, or vision challenges such as ocular albinism. Traditional driver's education may not meet the needs for the student still in high school. Other individuals may have waited to accomplish the goal of driving independence after high school. In any situation, 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 can 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 driving safety as an aging driver’s functional skills change. Occupational therapists who specialize in driver evaluations are trained to assess physical, visual, and mental abilities required for safe driving. Learn more.

Driving with Visual Challenges & Bioptics

90% of all decisions made when driving are first processed by the visual system. Therefore 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 mild to moderate vision conditions gain independence behind the wheel. Learn more.

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