Driver Assessment Program/Adaptive Driver Training

About the Driver Assessment Program: 

Easterseals Driver Assessment Program provides a clinical and behind the wheel assessment of the skills required for driving.   The program can help to determine if someone should continue to drive, if adaptive equipment is needed to continue to drive or if someone is ready to learn how to drive.  Results of the driver assessment are not reported to the DMV should you pass or fail the assessment.  Results are shared ONLY with your referring physician.  At times, recommendations may be made to return for a re-assessment if deficits are identified.  Our Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist can provide the appropriate recommendatons for treatment or services needed. 

* NEW Click here to schedule your Driver Clinical Assessment *


Click here for a driver assessment fact sheet.

Here are some common diagnosis for needing a driving assessment:

Cerebral Palsy
Mild Cognitive Impairment
Muscular Dystrophy 
Spinal Cord Injury 
Traumatic Brain Injury


Click here for the provider fact sheet.

Click here for a driver asssessment general screening.

Click here for a driver assessment screening for adolescents.


A prescription or referral from a physician is required for these services

Meet our Driver Rehabiliation Specialists!

The client will be assessed by a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist who is also a Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist.  The adaptive driver training will be provided by a Certified Driving Instructor.

 Raechaell Corbett       Lauren Pires
Raechaell Corbett, MS OTR/L, CDRS, CDI
Supervisor Easterseals Driver Assessment Program
Occupational Therapist
Certified Driver Rehab Specialist, CDRS
Certified Driving Instructor, CDI
Low Vision Occupational Therapist

      Lauren Pires, OTR/L, CDRS, CDI 
     Occupational Therapist
     Driver Rehabilitation Professional, DRP
     Certified Driving Instructor, CDI

Driver Certification   Autism Driver

 Driver Specialist    DRP

Lauren Pires CDRS

Congratulations to Lauren Pires for passing the exam to receive her Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS®) credential in early November 2023. The CDRS certification is a credential offered by ADED (Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists) for those with advanced experience and expertise in diverse areas within the field of driver rehabilitation. This is an outstanding achievement, requiring the completion of 832 hours of driver rehabilitation observation and experience in both clinical and on the road assessment and/or training, and a credential held by very few in the state of Connecticut. In addition to now holding her CDRS credential, Lauren is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Driving Instructor. She works in Easterseals Driver Assessment and Medical Rehabilitation program to help individuals achieve independence and improve their quality of life.

Click here to access the Driver Assessment Referral form

Contact Us:

For more information or to make an appointment please send an email to or call 203.630.2208/fax 203.634.0341

With issues or concerns, please contact: Raechaell Corbett, MS OTR/L, CDRS, Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist/Low Vision Specialist

158 State Street, Meriden, CT  06450   203.630.2208

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