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Professional Assessments of Driving in Northern California

Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialists (CDRS) - according to the Association for Driver Rehabilition Specialists

A-Safer Driver, Inc., Oakland, CA
Derrick Scott, CDI, CDRS
phone 415-267-6118
Service: Driving Assessment (with an OT from another organization)

Adaptive Driving Service, Santa Clara, CA
Hazel Simin, OTR/L, CDRS, CHT
phone 408-984-7949
Services: Clinical Evaluation (done in the client's home), Behind The Wheel Evaluation (with a certified driving instructor)

Enloe Rehab Center, Chico, CA
Eileen Kennedy
, OTR/L, CDRS, CHT
phone 530-332-3210

Karen Smith OT & Driving Services, Petaluma, CA
Karen Smith, OTR/L, CDRS
phone 415-847-2098
Services: Clinical Evaluation ($120; requires MD prescription), Behind The Wheel Evaluation ($380), Driver Training.

Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Hospital, Visalia, CA
Gaye Garrison, OTR/L, CDRS
Outpatient Therapy main phone 559-624-3906
Services: Clinical Evaluation, Driving Simulator

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center OT Department, San Jose, CA
Stan Scott, OTR/L, CDRS
Susan Lillie, OTR/L, DRS
phone 408-885-5613
Services: Clinical Assessment, Behind The Wheel Evaluation, Driving Simulator

The Safe Driver, Half Moon Bay, CA
Edward Brodd, CDRS
Marc Samuels, OTR/L, CDRS
phone 650-455-3703
Services: Clinical Evaluation (requires MD prescription), Behind The Wheel Evaluation

Veterans Administration Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA
Marc Samuels, OTR/L, CDRS, phone 650-493-5000, x65439
Program Services in Hospital (requires Tricare and referral): Clinical, Classroom, Simulator, Driving Range, Car, Van, Vehicle Assessments, Driver Training

Driving Rehabilitation Specialists (DRS) - according to the Association for Driver Rehabilition Specialists

Guardian Angel Driving Academy, Tiburon, CA
Eric Noah
phone 415-395-8379
Services: Remedial Training, Driver Evaluations, On-Road Evaluations, Behind The Wheel Evaluation & Training

North Bay Driving School, Napa, CA
Jeanine Brown
phone 707-648-0574
Services: Clinical Assessment (with two OTs), Behind The Wheel Evaluation (in special vehicle)

Peak Performance Driving Center, Yreka, CA
Gwen Janes, MOTR/L
phone 530-598-8612
Services: Clinical, Car, Vehicle Modification Evaluations, Driver Training, On-Road Evaluations, Behind The Wheel Evaluation & Training

17-Mile Driving School, Freedom, CA
Kristen Kellermyer
phone 831-229-9756
Services: Behind The Wheel Evaluation & Training

Certified Driving Instructors (CDI)

John Muir Health Center's Pleasant Hill Therapy Center Adapted Driving Program, Pleasant Hill, CA
phone 925-947-5388
Services: Clinical Evaluation ($205 for 90-minute evaluation by OT on staff; requires MD's prescription), Behind The Wheel Evaluation ($350 for 120-minute assessment by both certified driving instructor and OT), Driver Training. Certified by California Department of Rehabilitation.

If you find additional resources that you think would benefit others in the Parkinson’s community, please email Steven Russell [swrussell]

This information compiled by Steven Russell with Stanford's Parkinson's Community Outreach Program and Barbara Luedtke, MSPT, MPA, Director, Ancillary Therapeutic Program, Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center, July 2016.

 

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