Driver Assessment Program
158 State Street, Meriden, CT 06450
Contact: Joan Cramer, MS,OT/LDRS
For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond in 24 hours.
To schedule an appointment, call 203.630.2208.
What Do We Do?
The initial clinical assessment take approximately 60-90 minutes. If applicable, the comprehensive driving assessment is arranged an may include an on-road test.
What is needed for an Assessment?
A prescription, or referral, is required from a physician or other provider that is licensed to write prescriptions. The prescription must include the client’s name, medical diagnosis and must state "Occupational Therapy Driving/Treatment/ Driver Assessment."
What to expect during the Assessment?
A clinical evaluation of visual, physical and cognitive skills is completed as related to driving criteria. On-the-road testing may be recommended to determine safe driving skills.
About Road Testing
An on-the-road evaluation is performed in one of our dual-controlled vehicles. Adaptive equipment, may include: hand controls, a left foot gas pedal, steering devices, ramp or lift entry, wheelchair tie downs with consideration of individual needs.
Our minivan is converted to allow for accessability of manual and power wheelchairs.
Currently we are the only providers of Adaptive van evaluations in the State of CT.
Vehicle inspection is provided at completion of the vehicle modification process as needed. A detailed inspection of all vehicle modifications and adaptive equipment is provided by a rehabilitation technology specialist and performed at the vendor’s location.