Adaptive Driving Program for Persons With Disabilities

Ressler’s Driving Academy offers a driver rehabilitation program. We serve any person of driving age who has a physical or cognitive disability that may affect their driving ability. Both beginner and experienced drivers who were involved in an accident or had a life-changing event may enroll in our program to be evaluated and/or receive driver’s training.

RDA can evaluate you or train you if you are willing to learn and have a desire to be an independent driver. You must be able to ambulate to the training vehicle, with or without adaptive assistance, or use a manual wheelchair and transfer from the manual wheelchair to the driver’s seat.


Medical Approval

A physician must complete the entire one-page Medical Approval form before the evaluation. The assessment has two parts—clinical and behind the wheel. This is done to diagnose your driving needs before driver training is recommended.


Adaptive Driving

We will provide the vehicle, an automatic transmission 2016 Toyota Corolla. You will also use our adaptive equipment during practice driving. Upon passing the Pennsylvania driving skills test, we will write an adaptive equipment “prescription” for your vehicle.

Driver Rehabilitation Process

  1. RDA’s medical form needs completed by your physician
  2. Driving evaluation (2-3 hours at your home)
  3. Driver’s Training (if needed)
  4. Take driving test at local DMV
  5. Prescription for adaptive driving equipment (if needed)
  6. Get adaptive equipment in your vehicle (if needed)

**Consultation occurs throughout the process**

Download This Medical Approval Form to Have Your Doctor Complete & Sign

**A Physician Must Complete This Form Before The Driving Evaluation Is Scheduled**

  • The Association For Driver Rehabilitation Specialists(ADED), List of CDRS's.


Licensed Adaptive Equipment Dealers/Installers:

  • Total Mobility Services in Harrisburg, PA, Boswell, PA, and Frederick, MD

  • Brumbaugh Body Company, Inc in Duncansville, PA

    (814) 696-9552

  • Performance Plus in Greensburg, PA

    (724) 925-7690