Vocational Rehabilitation

VocationalRehabSubpageOur goal is to help people with disabilities on their road to independence! We have been working with Vocational Rehabilitation counselors for the past 15 years to help their clients become self-sufficient and independent.

Vocational Rehabilitation is a program that is offered by the state. They frequently address driving as a barrier to someone’s independence. In certain situations, a Vocational Rehabilitation counselor can refer their clients for our services when they qualify.

If you would like to see you if qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation services, please contact the Vocational Rehabilitation office closest to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

We offer a variety of services, including driving evaluations, driving and permit training, and vehicle adaptation consultations. We work closely with the vendors who do the installations when adaptive equipment is required. If you have questions about service descriptions and how many hours will be needed, please give our office a call.

What is the process?

The first step is always a driving evaluation. Once we have received authorization from the Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, we will schedule and complete an evaluation. After the evaluation, we will submit our report to the counselor with our recommendations. If training is required, this is when we will request the number of training hours that will be needed. We will schedule the training after we have received authorization from the counselor for the training hours. If adaptive equipment is needed, we will submit our written vehicle prescription to the counselor after we have seen the vehicle and training has been completed. The counselor then goes through the process of requesting and receiving a quote for the adaptation through the vendors. Once the counselor receives and accepts the quote, the vendor will then schedule any fittings that are needed and a final drive with the client, our evaluator and the counselor.

What do you need to schedule an evaluation?

We require an official authorization before we can schedule our evaluation. Please call us to see how many hours we will require. The more involved it is, the more hours we will require. For example, a new driver with both physical and cognitive disabilities will require more hours than someone who has driven before and only has physical limitations. It is also helpful to have therapy reports, neuropsychological testing results and/or clinical testing results, as well as a written prescription from their doctor recommending the evaluation.

Clients should not purchase a vehicle prior to our evalution if they do not have one. Also, let us know ASAP if the client is getting a new wheelchair or powerchair.

What types of disabilities do you serve?

Click on disability for more information:

Click here to go to our disabilities page.

How long does it take for a new driver to receive their driver’s license?

This depends on the driver. Generally our process takes about 3 months from start to finish (including evaluation, receiving permit, completing training and receiving driver’s license). However, this process can take longer for some drivers. Please see our student driver page for more information regarding student drivers

Please call (602) 840-2323 for more information!