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Readiness to Drive

Fitness to Drive has received funding from the Colorado Department of Transportation to develop a driving readiness program for neurodivergent youth. Our first webinar is scheduled for April 30th!

Readiness to Drive

Readiness to Drive | Adult Driving Lessons

We provide "readiness to drive" evaluations and specialized driver training for new drivers with special needs. The readiness to drive evaluation is a 3 hour evaluation that involves the new driver as well as the parent or guardian who will be supporting their driving journey. You will complete an in-clinic evaluation as well as a variety of activities from the passenger side of the vehicle. You do not need to have a license or a permit for the Readiness to Drive session.

Diagnoses that may impact driving:

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • ADD or ADHD

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Spina Bifida

  • Learning disabilities

  • Developmental disabilities

  • Low vision

After an evaluation our occupational therapists provide 1:1 driver training. All services are tailored to the specific needs of the client.

Medical Return to Driving

Kimberly finishing an adult driving lesson

After a medical event or new diagnosis, there may be some question about fitness to drive. A comprehensive driving evaluation is an important step in getting medical clearance to return to driving and can be important for future liability protection.

Diagnoses that may impact driving:

  • Stroke 

  • Traumatic brain injury 

  • Multiple sclerosis 

  • Spinal cord injury

  • Brain tumor resection

  • Parkinson’s Disease

Click here for information about adaptive equipment for driving.

After the evaluation our occupational therapists will discuss any potential needs for training. All training sessions are 1:1 and individualized to your needs.

Medical Return to Driving

Older Driver Safety Evaluations

senior adult driving lesson trainers

Older Adults often have good driving habits and partake in fewer risk taking behaviors than drivers in other age groups. Age related physical, visual, and cognitive changes, however, can impact the skills related to driving and therefore affect driver safety. A comprehensive driving evaluation is an important part of safety and peace of mind as you age.

Diagnoses that may impact driving:

  • Mild Cognitive Impairment

  • Dementia 

  • Alzheimer's 

  • Macular Degeneration, cataracts or visual field loss

  • Arthritis

  • Neuropathy

  • Stroke

  • Subdural hematoma

  • Effects of chemotherapy

A comprehensive driver evaluation may be required by your doctor or may be requested by you or your family to determine the effect of age-related changes on your driving fitness.

Older Driver Safety Evaluations

Adaptive Equipment Evaluation

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For individuals who have an injury or disability that impacts their ability to access vehicle controls, we provide evaluation and training in the use of hand controls, left foot accelerator, and/or steering devices. The entry point to this program is a comprehensive driver evaluation.

Training - Our adaptive equipment evaluation and training will require multiple sessions. A prescription for the equipment will be given once safe use of the equipment is demonstrated in our vehicle. This generally entails the evaluation session, 2-4 training sessions, and a final fitting session.

​Final Fitting - The final training session will be completed in the client's vehicle once the adaptive equipment has been installed. This final training session is essential to completing the program. Once this final session has been completed we will send the paperwork to your doctor to have make any necessary adjustments to your drivers license.

Adaptive Equipment Evaluation

Why Choose Fitness to Drive for Evaluations and  Specialized Driving Lessons?

Whether you are new to driving, returning to driving from a medical situation, or want to make sure you are still safe to drive after many years of driving, choosing the right provider for adult driving lessons is essential for your safety and the safety of others on the road. At Fitness To Drive, we understand the importance of finding a reliable and reputable driving school that understands the complexities of things like neurodivergence, stroke recovery, and dementia. Our team of certified driver rehabilitation specialists is dedicated to providing comprehensive and individualized driving lessons that will empower you to become a confident in your driving skills make responsible driving decisions.

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