Diagnoses

We work with a variety of different medical diagnoses and health challenges that affect your driving abilities. No matter what ails you, we work with individuals to determine what your future behind the wheel can be. Find your specific diagnosis below to get more specific information about how the diagnosis affects driving. 

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Elderly Driving

It starts with an increase in the number of close calls you have while driving down the road, or maybe a few minor scrapes and dents pulling into the…

Driving With Memory Loss

Whether it is the result of dementia, age, trauma, or medical problems, the inability to think clearly, focus on the road and recall information can…

Driving After A Stroke

After experiencing a stroke, whether it is a mini-stroke (transient ischemic attack, or TIA) or a full-blown stroke (cerebrovascular accident, or…

Driving With Autism Spectrum Disorder

We have developed a program specifically for people with ASD to determine and develop their driving skills and hopefully gain the independence that…

Driving With a Short Stature

It may be a challenge to see over the steering wheel, reach the controls, or even get in and out of the vehicle. But this need not prevent you from…

Driving With Multiple Sclerosis

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, you have already begun to experience how this autoimmune disorder can alter your…

Driving After a Limb Amputation

In most cases, with rehab, training, and possibly some adaptive driving devices, you can get back behind the wheel and continue living your life in…

Driving After a Spinal Cord Injury

If you have suffered paralysis as the result of a spinal cord injury (SCI), you may be struggling with feeling trapped and helpless.

Driving With ALS

Just because you have been diagnosed with ALS doesn’t mean you need to give up the keys just yet. It may still be possible with adaptive driving…

Driving After A Traumatic Brain Injury

If you or a loved one are among the 2.8 million Americans who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) this year, you may be wondering if driving is…

Driving With Arthritis

Sore, aching, throbbing joints are no fun. For almost 40 million Americans with some form of arthritis, this can be a torturous daily occurrence.

Driving With Vision Challenges

A new onset of vision challenges can cause you to be legitimately concerned about your ability to stay on the road. You may fear that you will lose…

Possible Driving Outcomes for Diagnoses

Drive On
If the patient still seems to have healthy cognitive, physical, and visual abilities, we may clear them to return to driving as they had been before, though maybe with some tips or training to help them maintain safety on the road.


Restricted Driving Privilege
If the patient is experiencing increased difficulty in certain areas but is still highly functioning, they may be able to continue driving with some restrictions. They may not be allowed to drive at night or on the highway if this would be too difficult for them. It is possible that they will need to undergo special training to learn to compensate for their deficits or break certain habits.


Adaptive Driving Devices
Some patients may not be able to drive a vehicle normally but may qualify to have special adaptive driving devices. These can include equipment such as steering wheel knobs to help arthritic hands grip the wheel better, or pedal extenders to aid in reaching the gas and brakes. With the help of these accessories, they can extend the years that they are able to stay in the driver’s seat. This can be an expensive option in some cases, and the driver may need to meet certain criteria from the DMV to maintain their license, so careful planning and discussion with a CDRS are needed to proceed with it.


Retirement from Driving
Sadly, some of our patients will eventually progress to the point where they have to hand over the keys. Fortunately, when this happens, it does not necessarily mean an end to one’s independence. Transportation plans can be developed that involve making use of family members, public transit, and ride services like Uber, Lyft, and Metro Taxi. No matter where you are, we will work with you to determine the best course of action to help you keep an active life.