Driver & Vehicle 
Services Handout



 

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Driver & Vehicle Services

​Driver Services

Driver Assessment
WTC’s certified driving instructors evaluate individuals with disabilities to determine their ability to drive motor vehicles.

Driver Education
WTC offers driver’s education in two formats.  Format 1 is designed for DORS consumers with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Format 2 is designed for all DORS consumers not on the Spectrum.  Consumers who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, attending this class, will be provided with interpreting services. The WTC Driver’s Education class uses the same 30-hour, MVA approved Driver’s Education Curriculum, that the commercial driving schools use. This includes the 6-hours Behind-the-Wheel (BTW) training, which occurs after successful completion of the 30-hour class.  Students can attend the 30-hour class with or without a Learner's Permit, however a Learner’s Permit is needed in order to complete the 6-hours BTW training.  The WTC provides two to three additional class sessions compared to commercial driving schools.  These additional sessions allow the instructor and students more time to present and understand the material and also to repeat quizzes and tests as necessary. ​

Adapted Driving

WTC staff determine what adaptive equipment individuals with disabilities will need to get a driver’s license and then provide training on how to use the adaptive equipment.

Vehicle Services

Vehicle Modification Services
WTC’s state-licensed evaluators determine
what adaptive equipment and other modifications a vehicle needs to allow individuals with disabilities to enter, exit and safely operate it. Modifications are for vehicles owned (not leased) by the DORS consumer or his or her family.

Contact your DORS Counselor or your local DORS office for more information.

Two men stand next to a car.  On the side of the car are the words Workforce & Technology Center Driving School 410-554-9100. A sign on the roof says Driver Education Student Driver.
WTC Driver's Ed instructor and student head out for a road trip.
  
A young woman in the driver's seat of a heavily modified minivan.
WTC helped this college student modify her van to prepare for her new career.
A young man who does not have arms, in a wheelchair, inside a minivan.
WTC vehicle modifications make independence possible for many people with disabilities.