Adaptive Mobility’s Legacy


Occupational therapy practitioners train to become driver rehabilitation specialists & help patients return to driving post-injury.

Take the Wheel Workshop, November 2016, Orlando Florida. Front Row Susan Pierce, OTR/L, FAOTA, SCDCM, CDRS; Susie Touchinsky, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS; Wendy Starnes, OTR/L, SCDCM, DRS.

Susan Pierce

Adaptive Mobility Services, Inc. was founded by Susan Pierce in 1990. After working as an occupational therapy driver rehabilitation therapist for a decade, and developing three driving programs, Pierce was encouraged by her father, Brooke Pierce, to follow her passion and start a community-based private practice in Florida.Over the years, Susan has:

  • Provided exceptional client services
  • Authored numerous chapters and articles
  • Participated in research
  • Made significant contributions to the practice of occupational therapy and driving rehabilitation
  • Forged best practices, and
  • Developed the original educational workshops for therapists looking to become driver rehabilitation specialists.

Pierce’s groundbreaking educational workshops – Building & Blocks & Take the Wheel – are known for a blend of classroom instruction and unique hands-on learning. This formula has lead to the education of many therapists across the United States and in other countries.


Susie Touchinsky

Susie Touchinsky, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS is an occupational therapy certified driver rehabilitation specialist, with experience as a driving instructor, and owner of Adaptive Mobility Services, LLC serving southeastern, PA and surrounding areas including Orwigsburg, Reading, Hershey, Harrisburg, Allentown, and throughout Pennsylvania.

For decades, Susie has been committed to helping drivers understand and improve their driving ability and confidence after medical illness, a major medical event, health conditions, and injury.  Susie uses her experiences and training in driving rehabilitation and as a driving instructor to live her mission of providing exceptional care for all drivers and education for occupational therapy practitioners.


To learn more about Susie, please visit ‘about’.


Adaptive Mobility Collaboration

Pierce & Touchinsky meet in 2003 when Touchinsky completed Adaptive Mobility’s Building & Blocks & Take the Wheel. During these courses and the years following, Pierce became a mentor and role model for Touchinsky.

In 2012, Pierce invited Touchinsky to present as a guest lecture for the Building & Blocks & Take the Wheel series. Touchinsky continued to support Pierce for these courses thru Pierce’s retirement at the end of 2016.

In 2017, through collaboration with Pierce, Touchinsky began working on updates for Building & Blocks & Take the Wheel. Now in 2018, with support from Pierce, Touchinsky has started her own private practice by opening Adaptive Mobility Services, LLC. to continue Susan’s legacy of exceptional client services and therapist education.

Spring 2019 will bring the re-launch of Pierce’s original Building & Blocks & Take the Wheel online & live courses. To explore current courses visit Adaptive Mobility’s Online Education.


Susie Touchinsky

Susie Touchinsky, OTR/L, SCDCM, CDRS is an occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist offering decades of experience, knowledge, and professional support for drivers, families, caregivers, and practitioners.