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The goal of special education programs is to make learning easier through individualized and differentiated instruction. Special education in driver education is possible too, by incorporating differentiated instruction to make learning to drive easier. With proper supports, rookie drivers can have the opportunity to access the State Driver Education curriculum regardless of placement on the learning development spectrum. We have recognized the present exclusion of differentiated instruction in driver education, and have carefully developed programming tenants to support students with learning disabilities to at a minimum, provide them the opportunity to experience driving skills and expectations.

Learn more Driver Ed Courses for moderately disabled .

We hope to empower Parents, Special Educators and even Driver Education Instructors to be supportive by knowing:

  • The Driver Education Readiness Indicators. See Readiness Assessment form
  • Developmental Driver Education Pathway and options for students
  • Preparation activities parents can do to facilitate the driver education experience.
  • Coping skills the learning disabled driver can do while learning to drive.

Our students have specific personal and professional goals that our program facilitates:

  • Preparation and experience a teenager's rite of passage in learning to drive/ taking a Driver Education course.
  • Obtaining a Learner Permit.
  • Obtain a Drivers License, some to be able to drive to school or work, others just to have accomplished the goal.

Additional documentation pertaining to the student's learning disability is required to ensure the student's suitability for the class, call Maria Castro-Trujillo, Program Assistant, 240-567-1895 for more information.

What should I do if I have a disability? If you need support services due to a disability, please follow these steps:
1. Register for a class.
2. Call Natalie Martinez, Disability Support Services Counselor, 240-567-4118 or e-mail natalie.martinez@montgomerycollege.edu at least four weeks prior to the start of class to arrange for accommodations and/or assistive technology. If this procedure is not followed, services may be delayed.

Be advised that while Driver Education schools are accomplished at making judgement and sharing insight on driver skills, none are authorized to make determination or prognosis on whether a rookie driver can or cannot drive on Maryland roads. The responsibility lies with the parent/guardian and the state of Maryland on whether this student should share Maryland roads. Participation in our Developmental Driver Education program is open to all students. However, students with conditions identified by COMAR 11.17.03.02-1 "Reportable Medical Conditions", (Autism is on this list), must be reported to the MVA and Medical Advisory Board as instructed. Please view online instructions at : http://www.mva.maryland.gov/About-MVA/INFO/26200/26200-11T.htm. Any Restricted Learner Permits or Driver Licenses will be evaluated by us to ensure we can teach under those conditions identified by the MVA/Medical Advisory Board (MAB) .

Parent/ Mentor Education
Guide to Rookie Drivers from the:
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
AAA Guide to Teen Driving
MC Guide to Driver Readiness
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SFT048 for Parents: Teach Your Teen to Drive: The Critical 60 Method

Driver Readiness Assessment, 2-hours.
Not everyone is ready to drive a car. By appointment, you may schedule a 2-hour driver readiness assessment. Call Maria Castro-Trujillo 240-567-1895 to learn more.

Obtain Learner Permit (MVA Requirement)
MVA's Maryland Online Driver Test Tutorial
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 SFT044, Learner Permit Preparation Class
Driver Education Course (MVA Requirement)
The MVA Maryland State Required Course, 30 hours classroom and 6 hours behind the wheel
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SFT043, Driver Education
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SFT047, Driver Education-Learning Disabled class
Driver Improvement Lessons (DIL) As needed, call for information 240-567-1895
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Available for 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, 10 hours, 20 hours, or 60 hours 
Developmental Driver Education Scholarship Opportunity:
There are several scholarship opportunities for learning disabled Driver Education students to take Driver Readiness Assessment, Learner Permit Preparation Course, Driver Education for Learning Disabled, and 10-hours of Driver Improvement Lessons. Visit Developmental Driver Education Scholarship Opportunity . Or call Maria Castro-Trujillo, Program Assistant for more information 240-567-1895

If you have any questions about these classes, please contact Program Assistant, Maria Castro-Trujillo at 240-567-1895, or
maria.castro-trujillo@montgomerycollege.edu for more information

 

Contact Us:
  • Ms. Shannye Carroll, Program Coordinator, Truck Driver Training (CDL)
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  • Maria Castro, Program Assistant, Driver Education
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  • (phone) 240-567-1864, (Fax) 240-567-1877
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  • Marcy Jackson, CPP, Program Director, Transportation Safety
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  • Customer Service
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  • 51 Mannakee Street
  • Rockville, MD 20850

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