Our core mission is to promote people’s independence where possible by offering our assessment services, our bespoke tuition services and using our extensive range of adaptations and vehicle types to endeavour to overcome deficits.
At DAID, we truly value and recognise the importance of driving to a person’s daily life and wellbeing which serves as a ‘lifeline’. We strive to empower the privilege of driving to promote independence for everyone, to the best of our ability.
We are a highly skilled, qualified and experienced team being the sole contracted partner for the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) having the position of incumbent supplier for all of IWA’s Dublin based driving services (assessments / tuition / rehabilitation) at their headquarters, located in Clontarf, Dublin 3.
Additionally, we are the preferred and only service delivery provider for all of the driving services to the main and largest rehabilitation hospital in the country; the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (as sub-contracted by the IWA).
We provide the full driving service outright at the new NRH campus working within the Occupational Therapy Department in partnership with the onsite consultants, GP’s and OT’s, covering all the inpatient and outpatient programmes.
Managing such high profile and specialised engagements illustrates our code of conduct, our professionalism and our devotion to excellent customer service.
Our assessors have been trained as On Road Driving Assessors (ORDA’s) and are fully qualified Road Safety Authority (RSA) Approved Driving Instructors (ADI’s) as listed on the RSA ADI register. In addition to these qualifications, we have been ‘Quality Approved’ by the RSA for cars and motorcycles. We have attained the Certificate in ‘Road Safety, Mobility and Health’ from the National Office for Traffic Medicine (NOTM) at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) and regularly participate in Clinical updates and research seminars for the NOTM, of which we are an active community member.
Over the years, having forged close working relationships with the Road Safety Authority, the National Office for Traffic Medicine, the Irish Wheelchair Association & the National Rehabilitation Hospital, this has enabled us to achieve a great deal of exposure within this domain and a wealth of experience which we proudly provide in turn to our clients, which serves as a conduit in helping our client base realise their independence goals.
“Getting out and about is so important, now I can resume playing bridge with my friends. I’m very grateful for your perseverance“
“Following my stroke, I didn’t think driving would be possible but DAID showed me the way, using only my left side“
“A very thorough end-to-end service from initial meeting to final sign off with my GP. DAID guided me through each step along the way“
“I felt in very safe hands at DAID, showing great compassion and patience“
“You helped me with gaining closure in having my father acknowledge that he was unsafe on the roads. I was very impressed with your professionalism and delicacy in dealing with this sensitive matter“
“DAID have been absolutely great, going out of their way to give me an early appointment, delivered to my doorstep. No bureaucracy and very easy to deal with. Have been great each time I call“
“A huge thank you for helping me to be able to drive, just like everyone else!“
We uphold strict guidelines for COVID – 19 for our clients, our staff, our offices and our vehicle fleet. We have also been fully vaccinated.
At DAID, we benefit from possessing the unrivalled knowledge in our domain due to our alignment with the key organisations and due to our numerous years of experience in this specific field which puts us in a privileged position of helping our clients achieve their motoring independence.