- Heather’s newest car is a Lexus SUV, which is much more spacious.
- People love driving this car! It accommodates all types of people.
- It is easy for people in wheelchairs to transfer into the driver’s seat.
Heather Shields has been an Occupational Therapist since 1997 and recently became the only Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist in Maine. She provides the only door to door driving rehabilitation service in Maine. She specializes in working with people with all medical conditions, seniors and young adults with special needs.
Heather’s focus is to help people remain driving safely for as long as possible.
Some people require adaptive equipment. Others need different vehicles. Most need to refine their driving skills and habits.
Heather works closely with physicians, therapists, clients, family members and with local vendors, such as Mobility Works(formerly Ride Away) in Gray, Advanced Modifications in Scarborough/Hermon and Autotronics in Bangor. We all work together as a team to keep you safe on the road.
Heather is experienced in knowing when it is safe to continue driving and when it is time to explore driving retirement. If retiring from driving is the safest option, then Heather will explore your community to find transportation alternatives and is willing to practice learning how to use them.