For many adults with disabilities, driving an automobile is a major step toward independence. The Easterseals Rehabilitation Center's Assistive Technology Solutions enables many individuals to achieve that goal.
An objective clinical assessment and comprehensive behind-the-wheel evaluation identify each person's abilities and needs. Driver's training, education in compensation techniques, and training in the use of hand controls or other adaptive equipment are all available from our Occupational Therapist / Driver's Rehabilitation Specialist.
Individuals can learn to drive in a semi-controlled environment using our fully adaptable sedan and minivan. Both vehicles can be configured with equipment ranging from basic steering devices to high-tech systems.
Our services also benefit experienced drivers whose abilities change due to accident, illness, or aging. Retraining with new techniques or special driving aids help many mature drivers compensate for changes. When appropriate, our caring staff can assist individuals in the transition from driving to using other forms of transportation.
Last updated: August 16, 2018