At Graduate School of Motoring we are passionate about helping people with disability or additional learning difficulties including autism, anxiety, asperger’s, ADHD and more. We have rehabilitation trained driving instructors and have close relationships with a range of local qualified OT driving  assessors.

When it comes to sitting in the driver's seat for the first time, a young person with disabilities faces all the same issues that a typically developing adolescent does, as well as additional difficulties posed by the disability. There are definitely some aspects of driving that they will need help with. It might just take longer and require more focused practise and training than the average student.

We have standard dual operational automatic and manual cars. Modifications available include left foot accelerator, various steering knobs, Fadiel's Satellite Accelerator and hand controls.

Why Choose Us? 

Graduate School of Motoring are qualified, experienced driver trainers. Most of them have had experience in helping students with a variety of mental health and learning difficulties who want to learn to drive. Contact us to discuss which instructor will suit you best.   

We have had experience with:

    • NDIS driving lessons
    • Rehabilitation trained instructors available
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Anxiety
    • ADHD
    • Learning difficulties
    • Left foot accelerator 
    • Fadiel's Satellite Accelerator 
    • Hand controls
    • Steering knob and more.

Claiming Driving Lessons From The NDIS

Specialised driving lessons are listed under the Improved Daily Living CB Daily Activity Assessment, training or therapy to help increase your skills, independence and community participation. These services can be delivered in groups or individually.

Driving lessons required due to the impact of a disability should be in response to a driving trained specialist occupational therapist assessment. Although this is not a requirement to start to use the funding, if ongoing funding then it will need to be completed.  

Funding from the NDIS for driving lessons is designed to help pay for lessons, it is not designed to pay for all the lessons. It is designed to pay for additional lessons that are as a result of the participants disability.

What is an OT Assessment 

Driving is an essential activity of daily living that allows independent mobility for work and social activities. It is a powerful symbol of independence and personal identity. Driving is a complex task that involves the integration of visual, physical, cognitive and psychosocial skills in a rapidly changing environment.

An OT driving assessment is a comprehensive functional assessment that includes both off and on road components. This type of assessment in considered the gold standard for determining fitness to drive. It will also provide a detailed support plan that is designed to deliver progress and change for the participant. The OT develops this plan with the participant and it should clearly state the expected therapy outcomes and demonstrate a link to the participant’s goals, objects and aspirations.

Funding for driving lessons from NDIS is subject to a detailed support plan which is completed by a OT driving assessment.

For help with understanding the process involved in getting behind the wheel the team at Totalability have developed the Complete Guide to Driving With Disability and NDIS Guide to Vehicle Modifications

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