If you are looking for driving lessons for a young adult with autism, then here’s a company in Victoria which can help.
Hopefully we will see more specialised companies like this pop up all over Australia.
NB Read our full chapter on Driving with Autism here. There’s a lot of information there for young people and for families too.
Ability2Drive if a specialised driving school offering a variety of driver education, driver support and, of course, driving lessons, for people with a disability.
Ability2Drive is an NDIS service provider and offers NDIS funded services in all NDIS areas in Victoria. Fee-for-service programs are available in the rest of the state.
Margie O’Loughlin, Manager of Ability2Drive explains how the driving school works:
“We do OT assessments and then a learners’ programs teaching the road rules and we assist people to get their Learners license. This can be very difficult for many young people.
Once the Learners license is attained, we offer specialised driver training which is done both in groups and 1:1.”
Here is a short video explaining Ability2Drive’s services.
“Ability2Drive started four years ago with the aim of helping young people overcome their barriers and obstacles and to gain their independence.
We teach a lot of young people with ASD how to drive. We are planning to expand beyond Victoria.”
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