If you are interested in continuation of education or have problems getting to/from work and are disabled, you can contact your state Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation. I contact VR in my area and they made all the modifications to my van which totaled about $22,000 USD. I now can drive my van from my chair with hand controls and VR even covered my training for hand controls. This took about a year so it doesn't happen quickly.
How long did that all take? I've run into so many issues with vocational rehabilitation. Technically I've been working with them since April 2012. I haven't even had the OT evaluation yet. And am on my third counselor.
I have a genetic connective tissue disorder called EDS with neuro complications
Hi lin, it took me about a year. We had the funding in place but then had to find a van. We almost had a Catch 22 when the state wanted proof that I was certified to drive using hand controls, but I needed a van to get certified. This was remedied when the state sent me to Warm Springs, Ga. for the training. (About 70 miles from where I live.) After that, everything took off and everything was okay after that.
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