Driver Training & Rehabilitation

Australia 2021 Road Safety Award

Driving Well Occupational Therapy in Brisbane Australia was the recipient of the 2021 Australian Road Safety Foundation technology award for developing Australian content for Drive Focus. The Drive Focus team is proud of our collaboration on this project.

Driving defensively in Mexico
Defensive Driving

The two pillars of defensive driving

Defensive driving can conjure up images from movie scenes where the driver executed a maneuver to avoid a crash by pushing the vehicle to its limits. However, a driver practicing defensive driving strategies is being proactive and therefore rarely if ever has to make quick evasive maneuvers.

Parkinson's Disease and driving
Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson’s Disease and driving

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that interferes with dopamine-producing neurons. People with PD may experience symptoms related to movement, vision, and cognition. Any of these three symptoms may affect driving.

autism spectrum disorder and driving

Autism Spectrum Disorder and Driving

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects social, communication, and behavioral skills. In addition, individuals with ASD may experience coordination deficits, anxiety, limitations in concentration, executive function challenges Driving requires all of these skills and abilities.

woman with multiple sclerosis driving a car
Multiple Sclerosis

Driving with Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects the nerves’ ability to conduct signals from the brain or spinal cord to the body. Depending on the nerves affected, MS may cause problems with vision, muscles, cognition, and fatigue. Learn how to manage these symptoms for driving.

Woman considering driving after a stroke
Driver Training & Rehabilitation

Driving After a Stroke

Thinking about driving after a Stroke? Depending on the area of the brain affected by the stroke, it can affect individuals in different ways. Stroke survivors may experience changes in their vision, cognitive, or physical abilities. Learn more about how these changes can affect driving.