Williams OT and Willshire Mobility have joined forces to create a new opportunity for people with a disability. Since forming a working relationship with Willshires, I've wanted us to create an annual event that would serve as the catalyst for
1) people with a disability who have a dream to experience the freedom and independence that comes from driving,
2) Occupational Therapists with an interest in driving assessments, rehabilitaion and prescribing vehicle modificaitons,
3) Driving instructors with an interest in dual controls and teaching clients with a disability, and
4) Vehicle modifiers
5) NDIS delgates and representatives
6) Anyone with an interest in assiting people gain independence through driving and community mobility that many others take for granted!
It's called Drivers with Disabilities Demo Day, and it will bring hundreds of people together.
It is being held on the International Day for People with Disablities on December 3rd from 1-3pm for two hours of conversations, observations, food and drink and learning new points of interest to assit more people with a disability to drive and gain access to the community.
Director, Williams OT
Engage with the drivers of modified vehicles and their experiences of driving with modificaitons, Driver trained occupational therapists, vehicle modifiers and other industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about driving with a disability.
Driver with unique controls to assist her short of staure
Driver of a wheelchair stowage car with hand controls and much more
Wheelcair access van driver
Williams OT training and Demo Car
Try out different styles of hand controls and spinner knobs
Mobility Engineering Display Van
This Caddy has so many access options to trial
Second WIlliams OT training and demo car
try out even more styles of driving controls
More to be announced soon
We'll be announcing more official Drivers with disabilities Demo Day information and agenda items soon. Click the button below to register your interest to hold your spot be the first to know when that happens with email updates.
Drivers with Disabilities Demo Day will be an immersive and invaluable experience in a relaxed environment to coinside with International Day for people with Disabilities.
The 2 hour casual event, where you can talk direct with drivers, OTs and modifiers in an informal setting is taking place over two hours only.
Sit in vehicles and test them out and get your questions answered
There will also be a barbeque and drinks stand, raising funds for The GET HOME SAFE FOUNDATION
1pm-2 pm: Fundraiser BBQ stall
1pm-3pm: vehicle displaysand talk with drivers, OTs and Modifiers
**Hours are subject to change. Please check back for updates.
Willshire Motor Trimmers and Williams OT
4 Deacon Avenue Richmond SA 5033 Phone: (08) 8292 2500
Our inaugural demo day will be held at the Williams OT and Willshires head office near the Centre of Adelaide.
Drivers With Disabilities Demo Day sponsorships offer a valuable opportunity to showcase your brand and gain targeted exposure to hundreds of potential clients, prescribers, installers and modifiers, industry experts, and thought leaders.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and sponsorship details.
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