A team from Western Sydney University and Curtin University have developed a driver training package specifically for learner drivers on the autism spectrum, to assist them in learning to drive and to maintain on-road safety.
Who can participate?
Individuals on the autism spectrum who have their learner’s permit (or can obtain it), and have completed less than 5 hours’ professional lessons with a driving instructor. Individuals with no experience with a driving instructor are also invited to apply.
What do I need to do?
- Complete questionnaires about your overall cognition and driving behaviours
- Complete a series of short driving routes in a dual control vehicle with a qualified instructor
- Participate in 10 driving lessons sponsored by the project, with a professional driving instructor in a dual controlled car
Where is it held?
- Initial assessment at Western Sydney University, Hawkesbury Campus
- Once you’re enrolled to the project, we’ll pair you up with a professional driving instructor who serves your residential area for your 10 free driving lessons!
What are the upcoming dates?
October 2018 to February 2019
How do I register?
To express your interest to participate or to find out more, please contact:
- Research Assistant Ms Zhen Lin on (02) 4570 1284 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Site Investigator Dr Nathan Wilson on (02) 4570 1926 or at email@example.com
This study has been approved by Curtin University Human Research Ethics Committee (Approval number HRE2016-0130)