This is a guest blog by Driving Mobility who will be exhibiting at Kidz to Adultz Middle on Wednesday 17th March 2022  in Coventry. Click here to see more information and to register.

Mary Yates, Occupational Therapist, will be hosting a seminar at Kidz to Adultz Middle highlighting how Driving Mobility Assessment Centres help disabled drivers get behind the wheel.

Kidz to Adultz Middle, Thursday 17th March 2022, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry. CV6 6AQ. Free entry and parking. Driving Mobility stand – V20.

About Driving Mobility

The national charity coordinates a network of over 20 centres, many with outreach facilities, which provide ‘fitness to drive’ and mobility equipment assessments. Supported by The Department for Transport, Driving Mobility Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) and Occupational Therapists (OT) guide and support individuals who self-refer or are signposted from the DVLA, Motability, Police and NHS. Every member is committed to enabling people with restricted mobility so they can remain independent whether using an adapted vehicle, using assistive equipment or travelling by accessible transport.

Aimed at healthcare professionals, this latest CPD seminar at Kidz to Adultz Middle ‘Learning to Drive – How to get started’, focuses on assisted driving and will be supported by professional advice and information on stand V20. The charity will explain how Occupational Therapists can appropriately advise their disabled clients and illustrate why its clinical approach is proven to achieve positive outcomes. Young disabled drivers are permitted to gain their provisional licence a year early, at 16, if they receive the enhanced rate mobility component of PIP.

All OT attendees will be able to add credits to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) portfolio.

‘Learning to Drive – How to get started’ 

Mary Yates, Occupational Therapist, Driving Mobility/RDAC 11.30am, seminar room 2.

Mary’s seminar will provide information on the steps to becoming a full licence holder, Driving Mobility assessment centres, vehicle adaptations and leasing through the Motability scheme.


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