OTs working with young people with diagnoses of Autism, ADHD and other psychosocial disabilities, are frequently faced with the young person approaching 16 and wanting to get their driver’s licence. How do you, as a non-driver trained OT, know if they are ready, what to consider, how does the NDIS funding work, and how do you guide them through this process? This 2 hour webinar for non-driver trained OTs will aim to increase your understanding of the impact of these conditions on driving, and navigate this process.
Learn about the research evidence of ASD, ADHD, CP and intellectual disability in relation to driving
Understand how lifeskills can help determine a client’s readiness to drive
Understand state licensing authority requirements, referral process to a driving OT and the NDIS guidelines regarding learning to drive
About the Presenter: Jenny Gribbin has been an OT since 2005 and was interested in the area of driving assessment from a pretty early stage; she completed the driving training in 2012 and started her business Driving Well Occupational Therapy in Brisbane in 2016 to be able to provide services to clients needing this service. She loves being able to help people to be safe and independent, or to give them an opportunity to have their driving assessed. The rollout of the NDIS enabled many young people the opportunity to explore their potential to learn to drive, however driving OTs were struggling to work with this group – Jenny thought “there has to be a better way”. The onset of COVID (with no on-road assessments due to social distancing requirements) gave Jenny time to investigate how driving OTs can better support this population (to either rule out driving or optimise chances of being successful), and together with Dr Miriam Monahan (Driver Rehab Institute in USA), she has pioneered a massive change in best practice across Australia with the “potential to drive” approach. Jenny is the convenor of the OTA QLD driving interest group, runs workshops and training for driver-trained OTs, is sought after presenter for inservices and advice, and provides supervision for driving OTs. She had a crucial role in bringing the Drive Focus app to Australia and was a finalist for Best Assistive Technology product at the Australian Disability Services Awards and was the winner of the Technology award at the Australian Road Safety Awards for this work. Jenny is excited about the future directions of the potential to drive space and seeing the results this approach is creating for young adults in Australia.
The Certificate of Completion for this webinar, which you can use for CPD hours, will be emailed to you at the end of the month.
On purchasing this on demand session, a link to the recording will be made available along with any webinar resources which will be valid for one month.
Please note that the price to purchase access to this recording is for one person only. If you wish for multiple people to access the recording, please purchase access for each person.