Drive Smart Driving School is one of the latest signatories to Autism SA’s Autism Friendly Charter, enabling its staff to be more inclusive of individuals on the autism spectrum when teaching them to drive.
“We were already working with people on the autism spectrum, said proprietor Mark Fraser, “however, it’s one thing to work with people on the spectrum, it’s another to receive training from those who know the industry. It means we can learn more quickly and provide proper support for people on the spectrum.”
Having provided lessons to so many individuals on the autism spectrum in the past, Mark was really keen to offer a better service to those clients. “For those of us who have worked with people on the spectrum, it really confirmed and consolidated our knowledge and made things ‘make sense’” he explained, “but some of the team had never worked with people on the autism spectrum before, so for them it was all new information.”
The Autism Friendly Charter is a framework for mainstream businesses and recreational organisations to create and maintain an autism friendly environment. If you are interested in participating and becoming a signatory to the charter, contact our Infoline team on: 1300 288 476.
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