Heather Heppe

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I graduated from Western Michigan University with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 2015. With a background as a Commercial Truck Driver in construction I was very intrigued with Driver Rehabilitation throughout my academic career. My final fieldwork at Western was with a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist where I assessed individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or visual impairments for driving. Once introduced to Driver Rehabilitation this quickly became a passion and is a natural fit because of my experience. I became a Certified Driving Instructor in 2015 and specialize in vehicle modifications and adaptation recommendations. As a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist I also teach Special Education Drivers Education to adolescents.  I provide education, training, and recommendations on vehicle modifications to allow individuals with cognitive, visual, and/or physical disabilities safely drive and increase independence.