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Heather Heppe MS, OTRL, CDRS, CDI, DBIS

Origami Rehabilitation

Driver Rehabilitation Specialist

Heather joined Origami Rehabilitation in 2018, as a graduate of Western Michigan University with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. With her background in professional driving instruction and rehabilitation, Heather has been instrumental in the success and expansion of Origami’s Driver Rehabilitation service.

Throughout her academic career, Heather was intrigued with Driver Rehabilitation. Her final fieldwork was with a Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist where she assessed individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or visual impairments for driving. Once introduced to Driver Rehabilitation this quickly became a passion and is a natural fit because of her own past experience. Heather became a Certified Driving Instructor in 2015 and specializes in vehicle modifications and adaptation recommendations. As a Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, she also teaches Special Education Drivers Education to adolescents.  Heather is inspired daily by her interactions with clients and the rehabilitation process.  Her passion is to provide education, training, and recommendations on vehicle modifications to allow individuals with cognitive, visual, and/or physical disabilities safely drive and increase independence.


Heather’s professional certifications include Occupational Therapist Registered, Licensed, Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist, Certified Teen, Adult, Truck Driving Instructor, Certified CPR Instructor, and Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Special credentials and certifications include Certified Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor, CDL Class A Driver, BLS CPR Certified, Emergency Pediatric Care Certification, and Prehospital Trauma Life Support.

Heather believes in leading with passion in all she does. Heather’s excitement for driver rehabilitation is contagious and her commitment shines through to those she has the honor of serving in her role at Origami Rehabilitation.

Product Type

2021 Autumn CME Program

Total Credits: 23.25 including 23.25 AOA Category 1-A Credit, 23.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Heather Heppe, MS, OTRL, CDRS, CDI, DBIS |  Susan Maples, DDS |  Ryan Barish, MD |  Amanda Brown, DC |  Ewa Matuszewski, BA |  Julie Cortright, LNHA |  W. Britt Zimmerman, DO, FACOS |  Aaron Ellenbogen, DO, MPH, FACN |  ....
23.25 hours
Original Program Date:
Nov 15, 2021
$75.00 - Intern/Resident Base Price - $1,100.00

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