The Drive Well Center is a teen and adult driving school certified by the State of Michigan

Mission: The Drive Well Center aims to provide high quality evaluations and offer proper education and training to give our clients the best chance to become, or maintain the abilty to be independent drivers

Who We Serve:

  • New young adult and adult drivers with disabilities
  • Seniors with age-related driving concerns
  • Individuals returning to driving after an injury or illness
  • Individuals needing specialized driving equipment or adaptions

Drive Well Center goals include:

  • Maximizing our clients’ ability to drive safely
  • Enhancing our clients’ quality of independent living
  • Helping our clients maintain connections in the communities in which they live
  • Promoting safe community mobility options if driving is no longer possible


Diane Andert, OTRL, CDRS, CDI

Graduate of Western Michigan University, Occupational Therapy Program (1980), Diane has celebrated 34 years of practice in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Since 1991, Diane has owned and managed Kalamazoo Area Rehabilitation Services (KRS) providing Occupational, Speech and Physical Therapy with a primary treatment focus on Traumatic Brain Injury and neurological conditions in children, adolescents and adults. In 2009, Diane transitioned an existing Specialized Driving Rehabilitation Program into KRS. Diane became a Certified Driver Education Instructor in 2012 and a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist in 2013. Her interest in this programming over the past 5-6 years is to provide communities alternatives to obtaining/retaining their ability to drive safely and independently.

 Her Professional Credentials are:

National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy

#AA493494, March 31, 2016

Occupational Therapist License, State of Michigan

#5201002521, May 31, 2016

Certified Driver Education Instructor, State of Michigan


Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists


Professional Achievements:

2014- Present Advisory Board for Western Michigan University’s Occupational Therapy Department, Kalamazoo, Michigan

2006-2013 Professional member of the Michigan Board of Occupational Therapists for the State of Michigan, an appointment by Governor Jennifer Granholm.

2000-2002 Clinical Instructor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

1990-1993 Appointment as Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI