Driver Rehabilitation

A journey of miles begins with a single step ...

STEP 1 – CMSC's Pre-Driver Assessment/Ready 2 Drive Assessment:
STEP 2 – CMSC's Driving Assessment:
STEP 3 – CMSC's Driver Training:


Jillian Orsi Coordinator, Adaptive Driving Program, B.S., COTA/L, PDI
508-835-2333 ask for Adaptive/Jill at the call center.


CMSC cares about its clients and will work with anyone to help make Driver Rehabilitation more affordable with package discounts, payment plans and Massachusetts Rehabilitation Council referrals.

CMSC Adaptive Driving, Evaluation and Rehabilitation

For 35 years CMSC has offered Driver Evaluation and Rehabilitation to people in need of adaptive driving skills and equipment. Our mission of saving and improving lives one driver at a time means: personalized attention, patience, and perseverance until you can drive safely on your own.

Tim Cooney founded CMSC in 1987 by giving his first lesson to an differently-abled dad determined to get his license. Since then our licensed specialists and instructors have helped thousands with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges including:

  • ADHD
  • Amputation
  • Anxiety
  • ALS
  • Autism Spectrum disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Dementia
  • Hearing Impaired/Deaf
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-Polio
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Short Stature
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Stroke

What Is Adaptive Driving Instruction?

CMSC provides "adaptive" driving evaluations and training or modifications to a training or vehicle to accommodate a visual, physical, cognitive, or emotional disability.

Examples of Adaptive Driving:

  • Use of extra mirrors to accommodate a visual or physical impairment
  • Use of hand controls to access the gas and/or brake pedals
  • 1:1 training to overcome anxiety or attention impairment
  • Recommending certain routes to help with cognitive impairment

Examples of individuals who have worked with our program to achieve safe, consistent and pain-free driving:

  • New drivers with limited use of one or more limbs
  • Experienced drivers with neurological or progressive challenges
  • Experienced drivers with new onset of paralysis or amputation

CMSC will tailor a program or vehicle to fit your individual needs so you can move toward your goal of a driver's license or further independence.
*Adaptive equipment recommendations are written after the RMV/DMV's road test to add restriction code.

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