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I'm looking for a driving instructor for a 17 year old boy with high functioning autism

bev2410bev2410 Member Posts: 1 Listener
I'm looking for a driving instructor for a 17 year old boy with high functioning autism living in Nottingham


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @bev2410   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and your question.

    Please can I ask have you looked on line.  For any solutions to finding what is available in your area.

    Just a suggestion.  There will be members of our community and team who might advise.

    Hope that helps.

    Please take care

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You will need to search your area to see what disabled driving instructors are available.
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  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    I found this information on the disability driving instructors website:

    Up to 40 hours of driving lessons may be available from Motability for those who receive certain means tested benefits (Income Support, Income related Jobseekers Allowance, Pension Credit (guarantee credit), Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit, Income-related ESA or Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit) or those in full-time education or training aged up to 25 years, whose parents/guardians receive the means tested benefits. Full time education is defined as education in pursuit of a course, where a substantial period of each week is spent receiving tuition, engaging in practical work, receiving supervised study or taking examinations. Training is defined as an unpaid apprenticeship.

    There is now no age limit for this scheme but you must be a Motability customer who currently has a car, mobility scooter or powered wheelchair on the scheme.

    For further details please contact Motability on 0300 456 4566 to discuss or visit the website

    The Motability funded tuition is managed by BSM. 14 hours tuition is initially funded during which time the theory test must be passed, the grant for the final 26 hours tuition will only then be made. It is important therefore that study for the theory test is started as soon as possible, if it is not passed within the first 14 hours of tuition, funding will stop; tuition can continue but it will have to be self funded until the theory test is passed.

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