- Physical Disability – Driver’s education varies from state to state, but youth with a disability who are in high school may be able to register for the classroom portion of driver's education as they would for any other high school course. Contact the school counselor or the school district before registering for the class to determine if an adapted vehicle is needed and available for the student. Additional time may be required for the instructor to teach the student adaptive driving.
- Cognitive/Learning/Developmental Disability – For a young adult with a disability of this nature, contact a private driving school listed online or in the Yellow Pages.
Tips for Getting a Driver's License for Teens and Young Adults with Disabilities ( 360 KB)
This pamphlet developed by Shriners Hospital for Children, also called On the Road, provides information on where to start when getting a driver's license; getting a driver's license in Utah; the Functional Ability Evaluation Medical Report; driving evaluations; adaptive equipment and specialized drivers training; and resources and websites.
Guide to Driving for Arizona ( 521 KB)
This guide offers steps and reminders for youth with disabilities who want to apply for a driver's license. This document was written for Arizona, and some of the details are specific to that state, but it is a great general guide for all youth with disabilities seeking a driver's license.
A-1 Driving School
For profit driving school offers instruction using adaptive driving equipment.
- Wheelchair lifts and ramps
- Hand controls
- Modified Seating
- Steering Aids
Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet
From Disability Resources, a nonprofit organization, thousands of the best disability resources on the Internet, personally selected and annotated by the staff of Disability Resources.
Disability Travel and Recreation Resources
Provides links to sites related to travel information and opportunities for the disabled.
Wheelchair Accessible Hotels
Searchable listing of wheelchair accessible hotels worldwide. Online services only.
Non-emergency transportation for eligible Medicaid members to assist with transportation request medical appointments.
Utah Transit Authority
UTA bus, light rail (TRAX), and paratransit (Flextrans) information, schedules, and assistance. If you are deaf or hearing impaired and use either a teletypewriter (TTY) or computer equipment with TTY capability to place your telephone calls, dial 711 (Relay Utah) then give the Relay operator the Customer Service # 743-3882. Calls are also accepted using the video relay services, if you have equipment available.
A free information and referral line for health, human and community services. 2-1-1 provides information and referral on topics such as emergency food pantries, rental assistance, public health clinics, child care resources, support groups, legal aid, and a variety of nonprofit and governmental agencies. Call for quick answers. The online directory provides anytime access to the same information. Confidential and free.
Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT)
Offering information and technical services to help people identify and obtain the technology that will help them become more independent in their lives. Augmentative communication, bicycle, steering wheel, and wheelchair assistance: assessment and cost estimate. Utah Augmentative Alternative Communication and Technology Teams evaluate children for assistive technology needs for school.
Disability and Air Travel Fact Sheet ( 59 KB)
Information, tips, and resources from the Utah Family Voices Health Information & Support center.
Youth Leadership Toolkit
Guide book and DVD videos for youth/young adults, parents, medical providers, and other professionals with tips from young adults to assist in transitioning to adulthood. Includes transportation, finding adult health care, healthy relationships, employment/volunteering, self-advocacy and independent living. Developed by Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) in collaboration with the Center for Persons with Disabilities and the Becoming Leaders for Tomorrow Project.
Paratransit Eligibility Handbook (ADA)
Section 223 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) requires that public entities which operate non-commuter fixed route transportation services also provide complementary paratransit service for individuals unable to use the fixed route system. The regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which implement this portion of the law, specify to whom and under what circumstances this service is to be provided. Dated 1993.
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|Reviewing Author:||Shena McAuliffe, MFA - 2/2014|
|Content Last Updated:||2/2014|