A journey of miles begins with a single step ...
CMSC's driver rehabilitation specialist provides an office-based assessment of your driving strengths and challenges before you get behind the wheel. This office evaluation usually lasts between 1.5 - 2 hours and measures visual and physical functions like peripheral vision, reaction time and mobility, as well as cognitive skills needed to drive safely. CMSC's specialist will then provide you and your doctor with a comprehensive report along with the next best steps to take on your driving journey.
CMSC Pre-Driver Assessment = $299Book Step 1
A driver rehabilitation specialist (DRS/CDRS) provides an in-vehicle evaluation of current driving skills and abilities which lasts 1.5 - 2 hours. When cognitive impairment is a factor, this usually takes place at the home of the client. If the impairment is physical, the assessment may take place at CMSC in West Boylston. A clinical evaluation dated within 3 months is required for a CMSC Driving Assessment. The evaluation may be given at CMSC or another qualified provider.
CMSC Driving Assessment without adaptive equipment = $299
Van Evaluation: CMSC will help the client to rent the adaptable van for low or high-tech driving needs. The van is equipped with a mechanical ramp and the individual may drive from their own wheelchair or from the original manufacturer's seat.
CMSC Van Evaluation = $399
CMSC Driving Assessment with adaptive equipment = $349 (1.5-2 hours)
Van Rental Fee, not determined by CMSC = $80/dayBook Step 2
CMSC's Adaptive Team integrates the results of your Pre-driver and Driving Assessments to create your unique Adaptive Driving Strategy. This approach may include further training with a CMSC driver rehab specialist or instructor and equipment recommendations if required. Training is geared toward driving independence which often means obtaining or reinstating a driver's license or testing to add a restriction code.
CMSC Driver Training= $149/hr.
CMSC Driver Van/Equipment Training= $249/hr (1-2 hours)
Van Rental Fee, not determined by CMSC = $80/day
CMSC Pre-Driver Assessment = $299Book Step 3
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Jillian Orsi Coordinator, Adaptive Driving Program, B.S., OTA
508-835-2333 Press Option 7 for Adaptive and then Option 1 For Jillian Orsi.
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:
- Autism Spectrum disorder
- Brain Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Hearing Impaired/Deaf
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Learning Disabilities
- Parkinson's Disease
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Short Stature
- Spina Bifida
- Spinal Cord Injuries
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.