To obtain an Ohio driver’s license, you must be at least
15½ to apply and provide proof of age, identity, and
social security number upon visiting the deputy registrar. If
under 18, the application must be co-signed by a parent
or legal guardian at the time of application. The cosigner
must present two forms of acceptable documents
verifying identify. All applicants must pass a vision test
and a written test to obtain a temporary instruction
permit. The permit allows you to practice driving. If you
are under 16, you can only practice driving with a parent
or guardian. All new drivers under the age of 18 are
required to pass a first time drivers course. If you are over
18, you are not required to take a first time drivers course
but still must pass all the legal requirements to drive.
While a major component of the new program is to allow
teen drivers to get temporary licensing at age 15 ½,
it also mandates an additional 50 hours of supervised
driving time with a parent or legal guardian before
obtaining a license.
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Capabilities trained and certified instructor
will meet with consumer, evaluate baseline
permit skills, baseline-driving skills, and
send a detailed report outlining approximate
amount of instruction hours needed
and areas of focus for driving instruction.
First Time Drivers Group Safety Course
(Only for first time drivers over age 18)
Capabilities trained and certified instructor will pick
up students and transport to and from facility (if
authorized) for this one-day assessment and training.
Students will have the following two assessments
performed: ability to obtain Ohio Driving Permit and
ability to obtain Ohio Driving License. Also, students
will participate in a day long class focusing on
driver safety, driver responsibility, laws, and signs.
On the Road Driving Instruction
Driving students will receive one on one behind
the wheel driving instruction to obtain a
valid Ohio drivers license. Capabilities driving
instructors are licensed through the State
of Ohio to provide driving instruction to all
students, including people with disabilities.
For a variety of reasons, driving may
not be a good option for some people.
In this case, Capabilities trained staff
can both assess someone’s ability to
travel independently and teach the individual
how to use public transportation.
Pre Driver’s Education Training
This training will guide the consumer through the
studying and steps to obtain a valid Ohio driving permit
through individual instruction on laws and street signs,
using the Digest of Ohio Motor Vehicle Laws, published
driver’s education curriculum, and customized driver’s
education curriculum based on individual need. A
final summative report will be provided should the
client be judged not ready to obtain a driving permit.
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Capabilities, Inc. will strive to provide people with
differing abilities the maximum supports needed
to successfully achieve and sustain their goals.
Why Choose Capabilities?
Since 1997, Capabilities has provided employment
services for thousands of men and women
with disabilities. Our nationally accredited programs
are customized to your individual needs.