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DRIVING & DISABILITIES
DRIVING AFTER BRAIN INJURY

Return to Driving

Can you drive after a brain injury?

Female drivingYes, many people are able to return to driving after a traumatic brain injury or an acquired brain injury. Because brain injuries can result in varying levels of symptoms that may impact your ability to drive safely, a comprehensive evaluation by a driver rehabilitation specialist is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for driving. The assessment should include a review of medical conditions, vision, functional ability, reaction time, and a behind-the-wheel evaluation. After this assessment, the driver rehabilitation specialist will create a customized training program to address issues with driving and help you identify if any accomodations or adaptive equipment be needed to acheive independent, safe driving.

Resources

Additional Resources for Driving with a Brain Injury

The organizations listed below can provide more resources and information on learning to drive with a brain injury. If you’re ready to begin your driver rehabilitation journey, contact The Creative Mobility Group to help you get started!

Logos for ADED - The Association of Driver Rehabilitation Specialists, AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association, NMEDA - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Assocation, and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan