Easterseals unveils new program aimed at helping those with disabilities get behind the wheel

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Easterseals has announced a new program aimed at helping those disabilities get behind the wheel.

The announcement was made at the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center on Bellemeade Avenue in Evansville.

A new van with state-of-the-art equipment is designed to help those with disabilities learn to become independent drivers.

“That’s how I got the certification for my job. If you can’t get to society, you can’t be a member of society.”

Easterseals says the driver’s training program will enable up to 100 additional individuals each year to pursue their goals.

Once a driver successfully completes training and is licensed, their vehicle can be equipped with the same adaptations and controls.

Audubon Chrysler donated the van, with state-of-the-art equipment and modifications funded by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

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(This story was originally published on July 15, 2019)

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