A donation from Nissan North America has provided access to drivers’ education to many clients of the T.K. Martin Center.

Outfitted with modern amenities and assistive technology, the donated 2021 Nissan Rogue sport utility vehicle will bolster the T.K. Martin Center’s ability to help those with physical disabilities learn to drive. The vehicle boasts features such as lane assist, blind spot detection and external cameras, as well as additional supports such as hand controls, which were added by the university.

Kasee Stratton-Gadke, director of the Mississippi Institute on Disabilities, said adaptive driving services are some of the most critical supports offered by her organization, noting that the ability to drive “means access to employment, engagement in the community and autonomy.”