Driver Training Program
Are a permanent Connecticut resident;
Have a physical disability which requires special equipment to operate a motor vehicle;
Received medical clearance from the DMV Driver Services Division
Complied with the DMV identification, residency, vision screening, knowledge testing and driver education requirements; and
Are able to independently transfer from your wheelchair (if you use one) to the driver’s seat of the DTP training vehicle. Or, we will provide the training in your own specially-equipped vehicle that has already been modified to accommodate your wheelchair. All vehicles used for training shall be properly registered, insured, and equipped with an instructor’s brake.
If you are a new (first time) or a current Connecticut license holder who meets the above requirements and you wish to participate in the program, contact the DMV Driver Services Division at (860) 263-5723 to obtain the required medical clearance. State that you are applying for driver training through the ADS Driver Training Program and would like to begin the medical review process.
- Hand Controls for operation of Gas and Brake pedals
- Spinner Knob Steering Control
Left Foot Accelerator
Right Hand Turn Signal Lever
Instructor’s Dual Brake
Power Steering, Brakes, Seats, Windows, backup/rear view cameras and Mirrors
Favorable: Once you have successfully demonstrated to the DTP Instructor that you possess the abilities to safely operate a motor vehicle and have complied with all requirements, you will be eligible for the DMV to issue you a license with the proper endorsements and/or restrictions deemed necessary (see categories below).
Current License Holders requiring a change in license type and/or restrictions added or removed will receive a corrected license through the mail from the DMV.
New Drivers - DMV will email an invoice to you. Upon payment of the photo-license fee, a temporary license will be mailed to you, followed by a permanent license.
- Current License Holders can choose to voluntarily surrender their operator’s license to the DTP for medical reasons and receive a CT Non-Driver Photo ID card at no charge through the mail from the DMV. Please note that if you choose not to surrender your license, the DMV may take action to withdraw your privilege to maintain an operator’s license.
- Unlicensed Drivers must pay the required fee for the CT Non-Driver Photo ID at a DMV Hub Office.
A limited license may contain one or more of the following limitations (restrictions), which shall be noted on your license:
- B - Operation of a motor vehicle is permitted only when the person is using corrective lenses, not including telescopic lenses, as prescribed by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist;
- C - Operation of a motor vehicle is permitted only with a motor vehicle having special controls or equipment;
- D - Operation of a motor vehicle is permitted only while using a prosthetic aid;
- E - Operation of a motor vehicle is permitted only with a motor vehicle having an automatic transmission;
- F - Operation of a motor vehicle is permitted only with a motor vehicle equipped with external mirrors located on both the left and right sides of the vehicle to reflect to the vehicle operator a view of the highway of at least two hundred (200) feet to the rear;
- G - Operation of a motor vehicle is permitted only during the period of daylight beginning one-half (1/2) hour before sunrise and one-half (1/2) hour after sunset;
- R - Operation of a motor vehicle is permitted only on highways that are not limited access highways;
- U - Operation of a motor vehicle is permitted only when the person is using an operable hearing aid.