The following information was obtained from
the website of the Connecticut Bureau of
Rehabilitative Services, http://www.ct.gov/cbrs/cwp/view.asp?a=4195&q=501238.
DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM (DTP)
FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Adaptive driver training is
instruction for people with disabilities to learn
to drive using vehicles which have been modified
to accommodate a disability. In Connecticut, the
State Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
in cooperation with the State Department of Motor
Vehicles (DMV) provides evaluation, instruction
and licensing of people with disabilities who need
special equipment to drive a car.
HOW TO APPLY TO THE DRS
Completion of the driver training
program alone does not entitle you to operate a
vehicle. Securing your operatorís license is
the final step in this process towards enabling
you to drive. Once your limited (restricted)
license has been issued to you, you must drive
only under the conditions identified on your
restricted license. You should not operate a
vehicle that does not comply with the limitations
(restrictions) on your license.
- Contact the DMV Driver Services
Division at (860) 263-5723 to obtain the
required medical clearance. You must provide
information regarding your disability.
- The DMV will send you medical
forms which your doctor(s) must complete and
return to the DMV on your behalf.
- If your medical review
application to the DMV Driver Services
Division is determined favorable, your name
goes on a list of eligible candidates for the
DRS Driver Training Program.
- When the first available
opening occurs, a DTP Instructor will contact
you by telephone to arrange an appointment
- A DTP Instructor will evaluate
and assess your driving abilities, and the
Instructor will work with you to determine the
type of special adaptive equipment required to
meet your needs.
- The DTP Instructor will provide
all aspects of skills training, including
city, rural, secondary and limited-access
- After you have successfully
demonstrated to the DTP Instructor that you
possess the abilities to safely operate a
motor vehicle and have complied with all
requirements, you will be eligible for the DMV
to issue you a limited (restricted) license.
- A limited license may contain
one or more of limitations (restrictions),
which shall be noted on your license (see
website for specific limitations).
- If you are unable to
demonstrate to the DTP Instructor sufficient
skills to safely operate a motor vehicle, you
may apply for a CT non-driver ID card.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
- No fee for evaluation and
- Set fee for license
HOW TO FIND PROVIDERS IN
CONNECTICUT'S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE:
- Persons who are at least 16
- Persons who require adaptive
equipment to drive a motor vehicle
Search by service name: Adaptive
SOURCE: Connecticut Department of
Rehabilitation Services: Driver Training
Program for Persons with Disabilities
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: June2013