For many of us, being able to drive means independence, mobility and a sense of control in our lives. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s unique Driver Assessment and Training service consists of both assessment and training. New or experienced drivers with visual, cognitive, physical, mental
health, medical challenges, or changes due to aging may benefit from our services. For more than 35 years, Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has been the leader in driver assessment and training for seniors and people with disabilities.
Courage Kenny Driver Assessment service is a Minnesota state licensed driving school. Due to working within a medical facility we require that all clients complete a driver assessment prior to beginning any training. The majority of our clients participate in a three-hour Comprehensive Driver Assessment which. During the
assessment, clients are interviewed, and participate in clinical testing to evaluate critical physical, visual and cognitive skills used while driving. This is followed by a complete on-the-road performance evaluation in one of our vehicles. Results from the assessment are discussed with the client at the end of the
assessment. Outcomes may be to continue/return to driving with or without restrictions, to complete training or participate in driving lessons, to discontinue driving, or other recommendations.
In 2015, there were 1,051 clients seen for driving assessment, training or both.
the 72 respondents that took lessons and one of the purposes of the lessons was
to prepare them for the Minnesota State road test, 55% had taken the test. Of
those that took the road test, 88% passed. The 63 clients who passed the state
road test are driving a median of five days a week. Twenty-six drive to work or
school, 42 drive for health-related activities, 50 drive for social activities,
and 42 drive for shopping and groceries.
respondents received recommendations for adaptive equipment. Forty-three
respondents who own their own vehicle had the equipment installed, and 94% were
“satisfied” or “very satisfied” with their service. Of the 43 who had equipment
installed, 40 were driving at the time of the
survey a median of five days a week. Fifteen drive to work or school, 26 drive
to health-related appointments, 30 drive to social activities, and 27 drive to
grocery and other shopping.
information on outcomes, please call 612-775-2510. For information about
Drivers Services, please call 612-775-2829. To make an appointment for a driver
assessment, call 612-775-2475.