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Driving is an essential aspect of everyday life. It allows you to carry out day to day tasks, stay active in community, school, work and social settings. Most of all, driving allows freedom and paves the road to independence.
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation (BIR) offers qualifying patients their Adaptive Driving Program, which consists of individual evaluations and training by a certified driver rehabilitation specialist. This service is an extension of the rehabilitation process geared toward enhancing an individual’s functional independence. Participants of the program will receive an evaluation, behind-the-wheel driver education, prescribing adaptive equipment for vehicle modifications and as a resource for education and information to persons with disabilities, rehabilitation and/or driver education professionals, vehicle modifiers and the general community.
“This specialized program has been in place for more than twenty years at Baylor and we are always working to make it more individualized based on the needs of our patients,” said Tommy Crumpton, a licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist at BIR. “We offer the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to return to driving, or drive for the first time with or without adaptive equipment.”
Crumpton, who heads up the program, has been an occupational therapist since 1981 and a Certified Driving Instructor by the Texas Education Agency since 1992. The training process begins with a three hour evaluation and from there is determined by the individual needs of the patient.
Evaluation and training is available for patients who may have:
For more information or to make a referral, please call 214.820.8982.
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