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Contact a Quality Assurance Program (QAP) accredited dealer
Whether you are a driver or a passenger with a disability, a consultation with a QAP-accredited NMEDA dealer should be your first stop in the buying process. These experts can provide in-depth knowledge of the different types of equipment available, recommend the best vehicles for the equipment you need, help you find a local Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist (CDRS) for an evaluation, and provide you with financing options. Unlike a standard car dealer, QAP dealers specialize in auto mobility.
If you are a driver with a disability, make an appointment to get evaluated by an OT/Certified Driver.
During your evaluation, an OT/CDRS will assess your motor skills, strength, coordination, perception and cognitive skills. These assessments will help determine your specific equipment needs, and you will be provided a written prescription. If you want to explore the possibility of getting behind the wheel of an adaptive vehicle, contact a QAP accredited dealer or visit the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED), www.aded.net, to find an OT/CDRS near you.
Do your homework.
Make your purchase.
If you are ready to buy, be sure you know how and where your vehicle and/or adaptive equipment will be serviced after the sale. This is critically important if you don’t buy from a QAP accredited dealer, and instead buy a vehicle online directly from a manufacturer (learn more about online purchasing concerns here).
Get driver training.
Once your vehicle and equipment are purchased, you’ll need to learn how to use them. If special mobility equipment is used for driving, it may require a few training sessions with your CDRS to effectively and safely drive a modified vehicle.
When available, submit your Mobility Assistance Reimbursement Application to the appropriate vehicle manufacturer. The step-by-step process may differ from company to company, so it’s best to visit the website for your particular vehicle manufacturer and download the correct forms before your purchase.