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Driver Rehabilitation

Driving is often an important part of gaining greater independence. At Origami, our Driver Rehabilitation Service features a state-of-the-art driving simulator, electric motor vehicle used on paved campus trails, and behind the wheel evaluations in our specially equipped vehicle used for on-the-road evaluations and training. We offer the entire driver rehabilitation process on campus.

Our Driver Rehabilitation Service can benefit drivers of all ages with neurological and developmental disabilities through behind the wheel evaluations and a retraining services. Our expert occupational therapists provide comprehensive clinical assessments and vehicle modification/conformance assessments, driver readiness and rehabilitation evaluations, and senior driving evaluations. In addition, Origami provides driver cessation and alternative transportation counseling.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the most frequently asked questions that we get from people about our driver rehabilitation service.

To be admitted into the driver rehabilitation service, individuals must be:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license or temporary instruction permit for on the road training (for behind-the-wheel training) 
  • Be episode free of seizures or any other condition change in mental status that may affect driving for a period of 6 month

Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities

We offer these services to teens with disabilities that may need additional support in their driver education and training. We know there are teens who are eager to pass their driving test, and parents who are uncertain if this will be possible. Our expertise and compassion makes our driver training the perfect opportunity for these potential drivers.

The Aging Population

The aging process may cause a decline in perceptual skills such as hearing and vision, as well as, processing speed and cognition. These declines cause higher susceptiblity to traffic accidents. We offer services to older adult drivers and their support systems as a resource to promote safety on the roads.

Individuals with a Brain Injury

After a brain injury or stroke, individuals can experience changes with their visual, perceptual, and cognitive skills. We offer these services to individuals with brain injuries to assess their driving skills and determine if additional training or vehicle modifications are needed before getting back on the road.

We are here to help you navigate the funding process. We encourage you to call us with any questions and we will assist you with exploring various benefits and options.

Possible funding options include:

  • Auto No-Fault Coverage
  • Michigan Crime Victims Fund
  • Michigan Rehabilitation Services
  • Worker Compensation

Origami can provide the following services:

  • Alternative Transportation Consultation
  • Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
  • Driver Cessation Counseling
  • Driver Readiness Evaluation
  • Driver Rehabilitation Evaluation
  • Senior Driving Evaluation
  • Vehicle Conformance Assessment
  • Vehicle Modification Assessment