Located In Stratford CT, Monroe CT and Boca Raton (561) 245-4636 FL

DDEC – Special Needs

Evaluation and Training

This program provides comprehensive diagnostic driver evaluation and a rehabilitation program.

We can accommodate private schedules and we offer adjustable class scheduling. For most people, driving is an essential activity that keeps them connected to meaningful events in life. When age, disease, disability or injury affects the ability to drive, personal freedom and independence are shaken.

The Diagnostic Driving Evaluation Center can provide driving evaluations and driver rehabilitation services for the following conditions or disabilities.:

  • Acquired Head Injury
  • Aging Geriatri
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amputation
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis
  • Asperger’s
  • ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
  • ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident
  • Cognitive Defects
  • Dementia
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dwarfism
  • Gulliain-Barre
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Hemiplegia
  • Hyper Activity
  • Learning Disabilities (Differences)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Visual Impairments

Comprehensive Clinical Driving Assessment: The Driver Rehabilitation Specialist administers a clinical driving assessment, which includes:

  • Motor skills and reaction time
  • Vision
  • Decision making
  • Memory
  • Logical reasoning
  • Topographical orientation
  • Knowledge/application of traffic rules and regulations

Behind the Wheel Assessment

The behind the wheel assessment is administered by a Driving Rehabilitation Specialist and identifies a driver’s strengths and weaknesses, including:

  • Vehicle orientation
  • Application of traffic rules
  • Independent pre-drive set up
  • Driver positioning
  • Lane Positioning
  • Speed control
  • Visual Scanning
  • Turning
  • Attention
  • Parking
  • Increase ability to learn new skills

Based on the outcome of both assessments, recommendations on new driving strategies, specialized equipment needs and training that may improve driver safety.

Clients are referred through medical or legal professionals, as well as concerned family members, with the purpose of determining driving fitness during the driving evaluations.

Senior Driving Improvement

Research indicated that some of the safest drivers on the roads today are over the age of 65. However these drivers are also most likely to suffer longer with serious injury or death when involved in a collision.

Driving is a complete skill that requires certain physical, visual and mental abilities. Participation in a driver improvement course or taking behind the wheel lessons is a good way to refresh your driving skills and be prepared for the state licensing exam.

Program Consists of:

  • Vision screening
  • Motor skills and reaction time screening
  • Behind the wheel training.

Contact us for any questions about our DDEC program.

Main office:
Knepler Driving Schools
388 Main Street
Monroe, CT 06468

Satellite offices:
Knepler Driving Schools
Trumbull High School
72 Strobel Rd
Trumbull, CT 06611

Knepler Driving Schools
Stratford Continuing Education
468 Birdseye Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Knepler Driving Schools
Sterling House Community Center
2283 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Valley Regional Adult Education
The Richard O. Belden Cultural Center
54 Grove Street
Shelton, CT 06484

Chase Driving School
A Knepler Driving Schools company
63 Unquowa Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824

The DDEC Boca Raton
7777 Glades Road, Suite
100 Boca Raton FL 33434