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Raising Community Awareness

Occupational therapy practitioners can help older drivers maintain and, in some cases, regain their independence. Therapists with specialized training in driver rehabilitation can provide those services directly or help coordinate the delivery of needed services to the individual.

Occupational therapy practitioners can help maximize an individual's safe driving and the community's safety. Therapists serve a coordinating function between the community and the drivers who need services and transportation options to keep them connected to the community.

This section has tips and tools to help you raise the awareness of key players in your community about this important issue and the vital role that occupational therapy plays in the well-being of the person and the community.